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Architectural Bestia11:12

L.A. Bestia is the third iteration of a series of exhibitions exploring the role of automation and artificial intelligence in the collection and generation of architectural aesthetics.  The project is featured in the CITY X virtual exhibition in the Italian Pavillion of the 2021 Venice Biennale. Through artificial intelligence, the work featured will be exposed to a perpetual state of transformation and mutation. The exhibition gathers a key set of practices, primarily from architecture, but also from art and fashion, to reveal facets of the strange beast that the tumultuous paradigm shifts of recent decades have left behind.

Curator, Hernan Diaz Alonso and designer, M. Casey Rehm discuss the trajectory of the project. Participating artists David Eskenazi, Marcelyn Gow, Damjan Jovanovich, Zeina Koreitem, and Marcelo Spina discuss their engagement with the exhibition process, and their thoughts on the relationship between creative production and automation.



Hernan Diaz Alonso

M. Casey Rehm

Anthony Tran

Project Team:

Laure Michelon

BairBalliet (Kelly Bair, Kristy Balliet)
Baumgartner + Uriu Architects (Herwig Baumgartner)

JHB Studio (Jackilin Hah Bloom)
Current Interests (Mira Henry, Matthew Au)

HDA-x (Hernán Díaz Alonso)
d.esk (David Eskenazi)
Griffin Enright Architects (Margaret Griffin, John Enright)

Natou Fall
First Office (Anna Neimark)
FreelandBuck (David Freehand)

Amorphis LA (Ramiro Diaz Granados)
Soomeen Hahm Design ltd.
Kordae Jatafa Henry
Darin Johnstone Architects
SU11 Architecture + Design (Ferda Kolatan)

Lifeforms (Damjan Jovanovic and Lidija Kljakovic)
Atelier Manferdini (Elena Manferdini)
MILLIØNS (Zeina Koreitem)
P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S (Marcelo Spina)

Florencia Pita & Co
Kinch (M. Casey Reem)

RNThomsen Architecture
Ruy Klein (David Ruy, Karel Klein)
Servo LA-Stockholm (Marcelyn Gow, Ulrika Karlsson)
Spinagu (Maxi Spina and Jia Yi Gu)
Testa & Weiser (Peter Testa, Devyn Weiser)
Tom Wiscombe Architecture
UNToLD (Jeremy Kamal Hartley)
William Virgil
Liam Young
Zago Architecture (Andrew Zago)

Crew Credits -

Creator and Executive Producer - Hernan Diaz Alonso
Producers - Marcelyn Gow/Reza Monahan
Director - Reza Monahan
Director of Photography - Sean Morris
B Camera - Dillon Novak
C Camera - Mariana Curti
Sound Engineer - David Dadon

Story Producer: Marcelyn Gow
Editors - Mariana Curti/Reza Monahan

Additional Images and Video Provided by M. Casey Rehm

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