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Keywords:

  • R&Sie(n), Thing Which Necroses, Denmark and Sweden, 2009 and 2010;
  • Michel Foucault, Dits et Ecrits, tome III;
  • Neal Stephenson;
  • William Gibson;
  • Bruce Sterling;
  • chaos theory;
  • biogenetics;
  • voluptuous temporality;
  • Guattari and Deleuze;
  • Altered States;
  • Stephan Henrich and Pierre Huyghe, Star Gate Vehicle, Broomwich project, Meudon, France, 2008;
  • Symbiosis 'Hood, Seoul, Korea, 2009;
  • ‘infocalypse’;
  • Alice in Wonderland;
  • ‘bachelor machines’, Stochastic Machine, Olzweg project, FRAC, Orléans, France, 2006;
  • Chimeria Machine, Symbiosis 'Hood, Seoul, Korea, 2006-7;
  • MacGuffin;
  • AndréBloc house;
  • ‘schizoid-machinism’ agendas;
  • L'ordre du Discours

Abstract

François Rocheof R&Sie(n) ruminates on the contradictory nature of the present: a time that is ‘vibrating’ while ultimately ‘lacking momentum’. Reclaiming ‘the scenarios and substances that condition architecture’, he rejects the large-scale flights of fancy of international signature architects and argues for the reactivation of ‘a throbbing, complex and unfinished “localism”’. In so doing, he advocates a machinism that enables fictionalisation and speculation. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.