Studio11 was invited to exhibit their work at Alliance Francaise’s Roland Barthe Gallery, New Delhi for DxD’s 3rd edition in 2013. The opportunity demanded deliberation on the nature of frame for display as well as its location. We had to choose from the several walls, floor spaces and the courtyard to locate our exhibit.
As architects, our frames ought to facilitate inhabitation & animation; therefore, our installation is a pavilion in the courtyard. While the exhibition was important and with respect to the primary concern stated earlier it would become elaborate, it needed to be light on logistics, the pocket and the back.
Accommodating people and events, our pavilion is not only an announcement but also an expression of our collaborative practice. It makes its exhibit inseparable from the event and venue. It offers space and occasion for contemplation and conversation.
It makes people aware of their bodies through scale and navigation. It can withstand the weather and weathering. It is quick to build and dismantle and is made out of economical and reusable components and materials.
The elaborate frame was created using rented scaffolding, which was returned on the closure of the exhibition and we returned with only the printed A2 panels.