CONFABULATORES NOCTURNI | the work of time[scape]lab
From these two incontrovertible premises he deduced that the Library is total and that its shelves register all the possible combinations of the twenty-odd orthographical symbols - a number which, though extremely vast, is not infinite.
- Excerpt from “The Library of Babel” by Jorge Luis Borges
Associate Professor of Architecture, Brian Ambroziak and Architect Andrew McLellan are the co-founders of time[scape]lab. The theoretical designs of time[scape]lab offer a unique framework for considering architecture, both in terms of its representation and its physical existence. The office’s methods of representation rely heavily upon systems of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and four-dimensional montage embracing fragmentary strategies that allow for open-ended interpretation.
The work included in the exhibition Confabulatores Nocturni resulted from the application of these representational methodsandcenters upon the question: How might designers invoke a reverence for artistic and literary precedent and engage a kind of twilight condition ? a realm of dream and storytelling - that expands upon existing conventions of architectural thought? The theoretical designs contained in the exhibit exist somewhere between sunset and sunrise. They are fictions that draw their primary motivation from Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie and serve as a visual equivalent to the Library of Borges.
The narratives and images of time[scape]lab can be found at www.timescapelab.com.
Brian Ambroziak and Andrew McLellan
Exhibition: September 19: January 15
Lecture: Sept 19, 6:15 pm followed by opening reception