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Grid Transposition Study 
(Highland Park Kahn Bar System / MAK Design Lab Ceiling Plan)

Digital Composite / Dimensions Variable 

 

 

so only

the

shadows

are left described

 

 

vienna / at

 

 

24/7: the human condition
curated by Marlies Wirth

vienna biennale 2015: ideas for change / MAK (Austrian Museum of Applied and Contemporary Arts)

 

fabrication - Helmut Heiss

 

 

The spatial work “so only the shadows are left described”, created by Seth Weiner specifically for “24/7: the human condition”, alludes to Fordism and its influence on the attitude toward labor in the 20th century. In reference to the assembly line production introduced by Henry Ford, in which work follows a 24-hour schedule, the artist combines the estimated total light intensity from the former Ford Highland Park factory in Detroit with the size of the gallery to create product lighting in his installation. Thus, visitors—a measure of the productivity of the museum— cast their shadows on the immaterial work of post-Fordism. 
– Marlies Wirth

 

 

  already, probably not...(video)

 similar

 

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 Exhibition Views Collage
'Ways to Modernism: Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact’
MAK Museum 17. 12. 2014 – 19. 04. 2015

Digital Composite / Dimensions Variable / Photos © MAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seth Weiner -         3     Installation View (Portrait)   MDF Plates Recycled from the Exhibition ‘Ways to Modernism: Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact’, LED Lights, Hardware / 575 cm x 585 cm x 278 cm / Photo by Seth Lower © MAK                    

 

 

 

 

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Installation View (Portrait)

 

MDF Plates Recycled from the Exhibition ‘Ways to Modernism: Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact’,
LED Lights, Hardware / 575 cm x 585 cm x 278 cm / Photo by Seth Lower © MAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seth Weiner -         4     Installation View   MDF Plates Recycled from the Exhibition ‘Ways to Modernism: Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact’, LED Lights, Hardware / 575 cm x 585 cm x 278 cm / Photo by Aslan Kudrnofsky © MAK                  

 

 

 

 

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Installation View

 

MDF Plates Recycled from the Exhibition ‘Ways to Modernism: Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact’,
LED Lights, Hardware / 575 cm x 585 cm x 278 cm / Photo by Aslan Kudrnofsky 
© MAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seth Weiner -         5     Chairs & Plates (Ways to Modernism Study)   Photoshop Painting / Dimensions Variable                     

 

 

 

 

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Chairs & Plates (Ways to Modernism Study)

 

Photoshop Painting / Dimensions Variable 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seth Weiner -         6     Installation View (Crotch)   MDF Plates Recycled from the Exhibition ‘Ways to Modernism: Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact’, LED Lights, Hardware / 575 cm x 585 cm x 278 cm / Photo by Seth Lower © MAK                    

 

 

 

 

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Installation View (Crotch)
 

MDF Plates Recycled from the Exhibition ‘Ways to Modernism: Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact’,
LED Lights, Hardware / 575 cm x 585 cm x 278 cm / Photo by Seth Lower © MAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seth Weiner -         7     Installation View (Stairs)   MDF Plates Recycled from the Exhibition ‘Ways to Modernism: Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact’, LED Lights, Hardware / 575 cm x 585 cm x 278 cm / Photo by Aslan Kudrnofsky © MAK                

 

 

 

 

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Installation View (Stairs)

 

MDF Plates Recycled from the Exhibition ‘Ways to Modernism: Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact’,
LED Lights, Hardware / 575 cm x 585 cm x 278 cm / Photo by Aslan Kudrnofsky 
© MAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seth Weiner -         8     Already, Probably Not, Hopefully (Still)   Single Channel Video / 04:45 / Dimensions Variable    > view              

 

 

 

 

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Already, Probably Not, Hopefully (Still)

 

Single Channel Video / 04:45 / Dimensions Variable 

 

> view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seth Weiner -         9     Installation View (Interior)   MDF Plates Recycled from the Exhibition ‘Ways to Modernism: Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact’, LED Lights, Hardware / 575 cm x 585 cm x 278 cm / Photo by Seth Lower © MAK                    

 

 

 

 

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Installation View (Interior)

 

MDF Plates Recycled from the Exhibition ‘Ways to Modernism: Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact’,
LED Lights, Hardware / 575 cm x 585 cm x 278 cm / Photo by Seth Lower © MAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seth Weiner -   10       Exhibition Views Collage ‘Ways to Modernism: Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact’  MAK Museum 17. 12. 2014 – 19. 04. 2015   Digital Composite / Dimensions Variable / Photos © MAK

 

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Exhibition Views Collage

‘Ways to Modernism: Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact’

 MAK Museum 17. 12. 2014 – 19. 04. 2015

 

Digital Composite / Dimensions Variable / Photos © MAK

Seth Weiner - 11     floorplan / construction Drawing

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floorplan / construction Drawing

Seth Weiner -     12     Highland Sketch (Preliminary)       13    A Love Story    

 

 

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Highland Sketch (Preliminary)

 

 

 

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 A Love Story