Bouhsira, Clinton, Jost, Reynolds

Polo Poschiavo (Switzerland) / Amy Hempel

Amy Hempel, The Harvest
Project by Ytav Bouhsira, Barbara Clinton, Silvia Jost, Eithne Reynolds

[...] The truth lies somewhere in between. [...] We are only allowed to see what she shows us.

[...] The different planes of understanding cause discomfort for the reader. So compelling was the story that reading it was likened to being on a fast train and unable to get off.

[...] We developed models to better reflect our understanding of what the structure of the story would look like and to give the story its spatial form. What emerged were models with airy layers, corners and angles. Through discussion, we realized that we were more comfortable with a form that shows that the author tries by different planes to adjust the story again and again.

[...] While our structure is layered, these layers to not overlap. Rather than giving the reader more information, they show a different attempt of place-making. They have connection and are built one upon the other. There are no pillars or stairs that hold the building together. The space and the structure are the same.

[...] What makes our building inhabitable is that the ground and roof are speaking the same material language. They create a system that allow the narrative to work. The different layers connect with the roof at just one single point – which reflects the moment in the narration where the author talks to us directly in the text and disrupts the narration.