Common Accounts opens the installation "Going Fluid: The Cosmetic Protocols of Gangnam"

30/10/2016
Common Accounts opens the installation "Going Fluid: The Cosmetic Protocols of Gangnam"
Istambul Design Biennal [Istanbul] Turkey
metalocus, LAURA CENTELLAS
Going Fluid por Common Accounts en la Bienal de Estambul. Fotografía © Common accounts

An interesting installation that thinks about our form of acting on the aesthetic of our bodies. Designers of the human crust, plastic surgeries are the main characters of this extreme industry of the physical appearance. "Going Fluid: The Cosmetic Protocols of Gangnam" will be exhibited at the Greek Galata School in Istambul until the 20th November 2016.

Igor Bragado (Spain) y Miles Gertler (Canada) are the youngest participants of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial. Their architecture firm Common Accounts opens the installation "Going Fluid: The Cosmetic Protocols of Gangnam" and a model of a human disposition machine. Their installation “Going Fluid” examines the body-designing agents and urban protocols of Seoul’s plastic surgery industry. Apart form "Going Fluid", Common Accounts also displays a model of a human disposition known as Alkaline Hydrolysis Aparatus which is part of their project about economies and urban industries of death named "Closer Each Day: The Architecture Everyday Death".

Curated by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, the biennial, titled "Are We Human? The Design of the Species" revolves around one provocation: design itself needs to be redesigned.

In "Going Fluid" Common Accounts approaches the design of the human body through a new angle, arguing that the design of one's physique translates in...read more
Fechas
From the 22nd October to the 4th Decembe
r 2016
Venue
Istambul, Turkey
Installation Authors
Common Accounts
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COMMON ACCOUNTS

Common Accounts is an architectural practice initiated at Princeton University by Miles Gertler and Igor Bragado in 2014. Equipped with excellent data plans, the office operates over satellite, server and fibre cable between Seoul, Toronto, and New York. Bragado and Gertler are recognized for their work Closer Each Day: The Architecture of Everyday Death and Going Fluid: The ...read more

Bragado

Based in Beijing, Igor Bragado (1985) established his independent practice in 2012. He currently works as a project architect in big scale developments and master planning at Trace Architecture Office. Prior to that, he collaborated for two years with Juan Herreros (2010-2011). He has been an invited lecturer and critique at the German Institute of Beijing and the Studio X of Columbia Uni...read more