Wolfgang Weileder, Transfer Laban, 2016

Wolfgang Weileder
Transfer Laban, 2016 

Montgomery Square
Canary Wharf
London E14 5JJ

In partnership with Canary Wharf Arts + Events for the London Festival of Architecture 2016.

Recreating the façade of the Laban Building (Herzog & de Meuron, 1997) as a preformative time-based sculpture whereby the shape and dimensions of a building are only momentarily revealed.

Through a process of simultaneous construction and deconstruction, each weekday over the two-week period, the 40m-long façade will appear section by section as the structure moves slowly across Montgomery Square until it is completed. Erected from white lightweight concrete blocks and supported by a system scaffolding structure, each section will be visible for a single day before being deconstructed and rebuilt as the next section in the sequence.

The process will be recorded using time-lapse video exposure photography, capturing the entire façade as it materialises over time.

Working in collaboration with Charles Linehan and students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, a series of new dance performances has been developed in response to the work and will be presented on site each day during intervals in the construction process. 

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Wolfgang Weileder
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Transfer Laban