The MAK Center and Sundown Salon are organizing a multi-phased performance, exhibition, and benefit that will consider design, architecture and the body. SHOWDOWN! will use the provocative architecture of the Schindler House to produce creative thinking about design and the body today. Participants include architects, artists, fashion designers and musicians; among them are Ravi GuneWardena and Frank Escher (Escher GuneWardena Architects), artist Liz Larner and designers/performers Feral Child.
In the first phase, September 20 through October 17, several of the participants will use the Schindler House as a location for production. Los Angeles rock band My Barbarian and New York Performance/Design group Feral Childe will occupy opposite sides of the house. Architect and designer Elena Manferdini will also use a studio for the production of high-tech objects. Visitors to the house will be able to observe their work in progress. A publication will be produced on the occasion of the first performance and available throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Curated and produced by Kimberli Meyer of the MAK Center and Fritz Haeg of Sundown Salon