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Weightless Temple

Part 1 Project 2007
Christopher Raven
University of Nottingham, UK
Weightless Temple is discovered by an Archetypal Iconoclast in a hidden site in Conway, Wales. The building explores Jean Baudrillard’s notion of ‘Weightlessness’ and Jacques Derrida’s notion of ‘Paper’ using Progressive Dialectics.
A series of armatures act as Intermediate ‘Paper Machines’ between the real and the hyper-real. The digitisation, relocation, and ultimate destruction of interpreted ontologies are bi-allegorical of the Scientist’s Paradox and the Diminishing Image and allow the Iconoclast to experience the process and the product of Weightlessness.

Christopher Raven


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