Among the leading architectural studios in Europe, Berlin-based J. Mayer H. stands out for its commitment to a high level of formal and conceptual research. Central to its experimental approach is a deep engagement with a ubiquitous yet often ignored image type: data protection patterns, such as those you might find lining the inside of bank envelopes. These patterns, which serve to conceal other information, form a fertile terrain of investigation for J. Mayer H. as the studio translates them across various media and scales. With this exhibition, SFMOMA explores a new way of presenting architecture in a gallery setting by joining images of built projects with an experiential installation that combines supergraphics, sound, and video.
Added by Upcoming Robot on January 29, 2009