Brace for Impact Node #6

20 May at De Appel
For his new work commissioned by De Appel, Thomas Swinkels looks under the skin of the orderly modernist architecture of the Broedplaats Lely building. With a thermal camera that generates images from infrared radiation, Swinkels photographed various areas of the architectural body such as the central heating room — the proverbial heart of the building, pumping heat to its concrete organs.

The enlarged infrared photographs are mounted on lit plexiglass boards on the former school building’s iconic 1960’s brutalist façade, transferring the heart of the edifice to its extremities. Turning the building inside out, Swinkels offers a poetic image of the body of modernist architecture and foregrounds an infrastructural perspective at what lies beneath.

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