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Vesper No. 2 | Author-Matter | Spring-Summer 2020

 

 

Ignacio Borrego Gˇmez-Pallete

Evidence

 

Evidence, as the trace of nature and authorship on matter.

Objects are not only a material substratum, but also a support of evidences of all the events that have happened to them. These evidences are a layer of new accumulated information that turn any object into a unique narrative.

Architecture could be considered a bridge between nature and man’s authorship and its physical condition would thus be trapped within this dual reading. Material that has not been grazed by an author abides exclusively by its reaction to a given physical context. Yet when touched, in a sense it ceases to belong to nature and is transported elsewhere, tied to the hand of the author that shaped it and to the power of that author’s thought.

The identity of a construction does not reside in the material itself but rather in its information. It is informed matter.

 

 

 

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