Alice Theobald and Atomik Architecture. It’s not who you are, it’s how you are (2016)

BALTIC Ryder Commission

By BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

It’s not who you are, it’s how you are (2015-12-11/2016-04-10) by Alice Theobald and Atomik ArchitectureBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

IT'S NOT WHO YOU ARE IT'S HOW YOU ARE: The Project

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and Ryder Architecture present the second in a series of new commissions exploring the relationship between art and architecture.

It’s not who you are, it’s how you are (2015-12-11/2016-04-10) by Alice Theobald and Atomik ArchitectureBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

IT'S NOT WHO YOU ARE IT'S HOW YOU ARE: The Commission

BALTIC and Ryder, in collaboration with Blueprint Magazine, commissioned artist Alice Theobald and Atomik Architecture.Theobald and Atomik’s co-authored work has evolved through a process of studio visits, workshops, model-making and drawing.

It’s not who you are, it’s how you are, Alice Theobald and Atomik Architecture, 2015-12-11/2016-04-10, From the collection of: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
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It’s not who you are, it’s how you are (2015-12-11/2016-04-10) by Alice Theobald and Atomik ArchitectureBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

IT'S NOT WHO YOU ARE IT'S HOW YOU ARE: The Exhibition

It takes the form of an ambitious site-specific installation comprising sound, video and live performance.

It’s not who you are, it’s how you are, Alice Theobald and Atomik Architecture, 2015-12-11/2016-04-10, From the collection of: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
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It’s not who you are, it’s how you are, Alice Theobald and Atomik Architecture, 2015-12-11/2016-04-10, From the collection of: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
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It’s not who you are, it’s how you are (2015-12-11/2016-04-10) by Alice Theobald and Atomik ArchitectureBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

IT'S NOT WHO YOU ARE IT'S HOW YOU ARE: Influences

Interested in the interiors of Austrian-Czech architect Adolf Loos (1870-1933) and the idea of accessing a space through multiple viewpoints, Theobald and Atomik will construct a series of circular rooms which will provide a route through the architecture, pacing the visitors’ experience. Drawing on Anthony Vidler’s book The Architecture of the Uncanny (1992), they created a series of familiar, yet unsettling spaces, lining the rooms with everyday materials, texts and projections.

It’s not who you are, it’s how you are, Alice Theobald and Atomik Architecture, 2015-12-11/2016-04-10, From the collection of: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
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It’s not who you are, it’s how you are, Alice Theobald and Atomik Architecture, 2015-12-11/2016-04-10, From the collection of: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
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It’s not who you are, it’s how you are (2015-12-11/2016-04-10) by Alice Theobald and Atomik ArchitectureBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

IT'S NOT WHO YOU ARE IT'S HOW YOU ARE: The Performances

A platform slicing through the gallery becomes a stage for a series of part-choreographed, part-improvised performances; an accompanying musical score will explore the circularity and slippage of language and the interplay between performer and viewer.

It’s not who you are, it’s how you are, Alice Theobald and Atomik Architecture, 2015-12-11/2016-04-10, From the collection of: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
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It’s not who you are, it’s how you are, Alice Theobald and Atomik Architecture, 2015-12-11/2016-04-10, From the collection of: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
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It’s not who you are, it’s how you are (2015-12-11/2016-04-10) by Alice Theobald and Atomik ArchitectureBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

It’s not who you are, it’s how you are (2015-12-11/2016-04-10) by Alice Theobald and Atomik ArchitectureBALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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