Opening Soon:
Fair Use and Project_Rorschach
ICA at Maine College of Art
522 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101

August 21 – October 12, 2014
Opening Reception: August 21, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM
More information at the ICA at MECA.
Open for Viewing: Wednesday - Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm, Thursdays until 7:00pm (Third Thursdays until 9:00pm) 

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Fair Use: An Architectural Timeline

Fair Use is a timeline of historical instances, characters, trajectories, theories, and court cases that together begin to describe the realm of appropriation in architecture. It was compiled during the graduate research workshop at MIT, Appropriation: The Work of Architecture in the Age of Copyright, instructed by Ana Miljački and Sarah Hirschman.

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Project_Rorschach

Project_Rorschach presents an opening, a commentary, an aesthetic object in its own right. It is filled with references to contemporary architecture, to Rietvield’s chairs, to the ways in which we consume images, and to the ways we reinterpret them. The most obvious among them is the invocation of the contentious Rorschach test. Once meticulously printed on a single antique press in Switzerland, the Rorschach images were sold only to licensed therapists. Having run out of copyright protection in the U.S., the test images are now available on Wikipedia for all to contemplate. We employ a reference to them as an invitation to follow and see (anew) images of contemporary architectural tropes.

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