Simon Wald Lasowski & Sajoscha Talirz
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Simon Wald Lasowski and Sajoscha Talirz’ Slinky is a colorful, lively object which evokes a sense of adventure, playfulness and gaiety. Situated at the entrance of Tripolis’ middle office tower the magnified toy draws the spectator from the Amstelveenseweg into the courtyard.
Tripolis is an office complex built in the 90s by architect Aldo van Eyck. It comprises three buildings and is situated in such a way that they are facing away from the noisy outside world, whereas the front embraces an elegant courtyard. Since it is built on top of a parking deck the courtyard is slightly elevated and overlooks the intriguing roofs of another of Van Eyck’s works, the former Burgerweeshuis. The three office towers’ façades are slightly forward inclined because the different stories are staggered. The windows in the hardwood cladding vary in shape and have aluminum frames in the gradient colors of the rainbow, giving the building a playful character. In addition to his architectural work, Van Eyck is also known for designing playgrounds. An important aspect of his designs is his aim to encourage children’s imagination.
Simon Wald Lasowski’s work Slinky directly links playing (childlike imagination and freedom) with the ‘Code of Conduct’ of the corporate world. ‘Slinky’ is a colorful, lively object which evokes a sense of adventure, playfulness and gaiety. By magnifying the object and relating it to the existing architecture of the Tripolis building, the building gains new momentum. Placed at the entrance of the middle office building, Slinky draws the attention to the courtyard. The work surpasses fantasy and evokes a childhood in which children could still play according to their own rules. By activating existing elements the sculpture makes the audience look at the building as well. Slinky has gradient colors, and it undergoes a transition not only in color, but in shape as well. The rings start out ‘clean’ and end in a tangled cluster. This change in form and shape represents harmony and chaos, balance and unbalance, peace and disquiet, a transition, as it were, from childlike innocence to a more complex adult world.
Tripolis, Burgerweeshuispad 100, Amsterdam
Simon Wald-Lasowski (1980) is a graphic designer, but after graduating from the Rietveld Academie his interest turned to photography. He is fascinated by the seemingly worthless objects our consumer society produces. By embracing these objects and glorifying their triviality he tries to highlight the absurdity of the mundane and thus to respond to profound issues of the human condition. During his residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie (2017) his interest in photography shifted toward questioning the medium itself, and he has since expanded his practice to the development of installations.
Sajoscha Talirz (1979) operates at the intersection of spatial design and visual arts. He studied Interior architecture at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague and apart from designing furniture and interiors he also creates (user) objects for public space. Material experiment and playing with unexpexted results in the manufacturing process is typical for his working method.
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