Galerie Hubert Winter

Mary Ellen Carroll, act of god (1999)
5 Lithographieplatten mit Glyphtones auf Aluminium. Ed. 5/5, 30 x 40 inch

Mies Van der Rohe´s "Glass house", commissioned by the nephrologist Dr. Edith Farnsworth as a weekend home, is considered to be an architectural masterpeice. Its uniquness lies in part in the way that its glass-curtain facade mades its structure invisible, so that the inhabitant seems to be living without mediation within the landscape - or afloat, when the neighboring Fox River floods the site on which the house is built, near Plato, Illinois. .....

Unless one makes a pilgrimage to a site like the Farnsworth House, photography is paramount to the dissemination of architectural design. The body of work "act of god" grappels with this problem by attempting to encode as much information as possible in a reproduced and distributed image; ....