2BRIDGES_ builtEVENT 2
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We were seeking of a bridge but we didn’t know that the specific 2 bridges in Tavronitis would be our focus. It happened that we found 2 bridges : the site became more important than the research principles that were guiding us till then. This was the case for every year’s specific insignificant places. The research for the place was abandoned after the place was found, it would have no interest after the choice of a place. The place was after the research the “only” concept that the working team put as a starting point, always involving the persistence of a conceptual theme. The place, in its “built event” version is never simply “in itself”. This acceptance creates a difference in any place’s architecture; the place’s “presence” denies the metaphysical conception of place in this case: presence seems to be organized (in built event’s structure) as a heterogeneous pile of concepts, non articulated and juxtaposed. The structure of the bounding of a book makes this concept of place more solid. The only stability that makes a place persisting as a place is its possibility to bound together different conceptual layers. The place is defined through this possibility of keeping different versions together: it is formed as a rechargeable book.
“Built event” came out of this architectonic investigation that began to focus on insignificant specific places. Furthermore “built event” is conceived as a way of defining places through meetings of people in situ and through a collection of the material they bring. By the definition of this “built event” procedure, the works were installing a singular relation between the selected places, their “conceptual constitution”, the common witnessing of them by a group of people, the collection of the visit’s remains in the form of a book. The “built event” strategy was aiming to propose a particular curatorial work, focused to a concrete locus. This curating of meetings and remains was creating a prepared inversion. Focusing on a particular place was finally conceived as a cloud of different approaches to something missing: the place; the focused place, through this focus, appeared blurred again, lost in an archipelago of multiple isolated approaches. The work was voluntarily an exercise of conceptual dispersal while the target appeared to be a blown up concretization. Focusing created a particular dispersal of meaning, controlled through the invited and joined participants, through a common constructivity.
A “built event” repeats a specific procedure that has the appearance of a pseudo methodology: Its series of works end up with a real result formed as an open bounded book: the book is bounded with screws: it can open, be recharged and bounded again. The works deployment consists in the collection of the pages that form this book. The collection of the pages is done through a specific scenery that includes a place and a group of people. The built event works are done in the background of a self recording. The theatrical act in built event works is work itself. This built event theatrical experience of working consists in an approach to a place that is under construction.

A built event work includes the following steps: 1. Selection of a place / 2. Naming the work / 3. Invitation of people- selection of working team / 4. In situ visits / 5. In situ workshop / 6. Collection of the visit’s and workshop’s traces / 7. Construction of the trace book. A.A.
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