Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Footnotes to Beauty and the Right to the Ugly, 2014

Footnotes to Beauty and the Right to the Ugly, 2014

Footnotes to Beauty and the Right to the Ugly is the first outcome of a cinematic experiment set in the community center, Het Karregat, in Eindhoven. Het Karregat, designed by the architect Frank Van Klingeren and completed in 1974, is a multifunctional centre in a neighborhood of new housing designed for an alternative middle class in Eindhoven. The design was an open-plan space wherein different activities and functions –a library, a school, a café, a health center, a supermarket and communal area– were connected under the same superstructure. Wendelien Van Oldenborgh examines the devenir –and partial failure– of this utopian architecture, while conceiving and implementing a filming methodology that translates architecture premises such as “open”, “user-led” and “participative” into cinematic devices.

Footnotes to Beauty and the Right to the Ugly consists of three small video projection structures, a wall print and some drawings, which exist independent of the upcoming larger installation Beauty and the Right to the Ugly.

Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Footnotes to Beauty and the Right to the Ugly, 2014
Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Footnotes to Beauty and the Right to the Ugly, 2014
Installation with video, wall print, floor plans
Video Still
courtesy Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam, Auguste Orts
Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Footnotes to Beauty and the Right to the Ugly, 2014
Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Footnotes to Beauty and the Right to the Ugly, 2014
Installation with video, wall print, floor plans
courtesy Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam, Auguste Orts

Installationview Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam, 2014
Photo: John Bohnen
Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Footnotes to Beauty and the Right to the Ugly, 2014
Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Footnotes to Beauty and the Right to the Ugly, 2014
Installation with video, wall print, floor plans
courtesy Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam, Auguste Orts

Installationview Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam, 2014
Photo: John Bohnen
Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Footnotes to Beauty and the Right to the Ugly, 2014
Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Footnotes to Beauty and the Right to the Ugly, 2014
Installation with video, wall print, floor plans
courtesy Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam, Auguste Orts

Installationview Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam, 2014
Photo: John Bohnen
Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Footnotes to Beauty and the Right to the Ugly, 2014
Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Footnotes to Beauty and the Right to the Ugly, 2014
Installation with video, wall print, floor plans
Video Still
courtesy Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam, Auguste Orts