MAK Center Los Angeles, Schindler House

“Schindler Lab” proposes an ongoing series that pairs a local emerging artist and architect to build complementary installations in the house as a device for expressing their precise, inventive way of seeing Schindler’s logic and methods. Projects could be collaborative or in tandem. Artist and architect must have developed relationship with the house from serial time spent in the space, resulting in a bona fide “love” of the house. With their complementary use of glass and mirror in response to Schindler’s existing use of the materials, Booth and Grant’s suggested installations redirect the viewer’s experience to the rhythmic structure of the house. The installations provoke questioning about the media of glass and mirror, to sway definitions of the materials as interior/exterior liaisons towards a view of them as devices for conflating imagined and real space.