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Materials & Applications invites the public to 'Extraterritorial Build' this weekend

January 7, 2010 |  8:04 am

In anticipation of the exhibition "Actions, Conversations, and Intersections" opening Jan. 31 at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Art Park, the always-inventive coterie at Materials & Applications is inviting the public to come help develop their installation. It will be right outside the gallery's entrance.

Who are they looking for? The architecture and landscape research group offered these criteria:

1. Those who see toothpicks and think about more than dental hygiene
2. Dreamers who like to get their hands dirty
3. Everybody who couldn't sit still in class

If that's you, RSVP here. They will be at Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Feliz, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For a look at some of their previous brain-tickling architecture/landscape creations (in addition to the "Igloo/Ukendt" installation, shown above) go to the jump.


Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues fuse architecture and sculpture in their work "Maximilian's Schell,"  in the forecourt of Materials & Applications in Silver Lake.

The interactive environment "Bubbles," featured giant balloons that inflate until they're bumped by visitors; then they deflate. 

"Here There Be Monsters," a hyperboloid-shaped footbridge, made from harvested green bamboo donated by the L.A. Arboretum.

-- Lisa Boone

Photo credits: Materials & Applications