Expendable in Constants: Metropolia, Jakub Nepras (2019)
Expendable in Constants: The Crossing (2019)
Expendable in Constants: A Reformation (2019)
Food Republic: Expired Egg (2013)
As a former theatre of the tabula rasa, Singapore now has the tenuous quality of a freeze frame, of an arrested movement that can be set in motion again at any time on its way to yet another configuration: it is a city perpetually morphed to the next stage. The curse of the tabula rasa is that, once applied, it proves not only previous occupancies expendable, but also each future occupant provisional too; ultimately temporary.
Koolhaas, Rem: SMLXL (1995)
Lapin, Leonhard: The Chess of the Estonian Architectural Century (1984)
Kubrick, Stanley: Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Yamasaki, Minoru: Demolition of Pruitt–Igoe (1972)
You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame; how could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?
Nietzsche, Friedrich: Thus spoke Zarathustra (1891)
Bertuch, Friedrich: Phoenix from the Ashes (1806)
Jean–Luc Godard: Pierrot le Fou (1965)
Reggio, Godfrey: Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Cleopatra the Alchemist: Ouroboros ("The All Is One") (1000)
Die Lust der Zerstörung ist gleichzeitig eine schaffende Lust!
BAKUNIN, MICHAIL ALEXANDROWITSCH: DIE REACTION IN DEUTSCHLAND (1842)
Paul Arzens: L’Œuf électrique (1942)
de Ruijter, Gerco: Cropped #02 (2015)
All that is solid [...] is made to be broken tomorrow, smashed or shredded or pulverized or dissolved, so it can be recycled or replaced next week, and the whole process can go on again and again, hopefully forever, in ever more profitable forms.
Berman, Marshall: All that is solid melts into Air (1987)
Fest, Leonie; Grünig Vanessa: Overlapping Rythms (2019)
Expendable in Constants: Palingenesia (2019)
Expendability is defined by time.
When the time–bound validity of things is predefined, the city finds itself in a permanent process of dynamic recurrence.
In the presence of a constant force of reformation, citizens are embracing the New as an intrinsic part of life; longingly awaiting the Nouvellateur to recondition the Old.
Following the cyclical motion of mechanical renewal, the city fabric is composed of concurrent entities in transition.