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A self-proclaimed appropriationist, Grotjahn absorbs and then contorts discrete breeds of modern representation culled from sources high and low--ultimately performing a roguish redistribution rather than a "deconstruction.
Conceived as a deformed double geodesic dome by New York based Acconci Studio, the island's free form diagrid structure wraps and contorts to create two new public spaces; one internal beneath a shallow dome, the other external within a terraced bowl.
It contorts his body and the images are blown up on large screens around him.
Karl Malone has seen Sacramento sink and Utah rise, and as his face contorts itself between a smile and a wince, it's clear he's thought about where this is all heading.
Twisting the flat planes of modernism into the suggestive curves of a helix, he tapped the pulse of the Baroque dynamic that, as Henri Focillon describes in his liberating treatise The Life of Forms in Art, at once sums up, turns on, contorts, and narrates the formulas of all other dynamics.