Video: The 2012 Serpentine Pavilion
June 1, 2012
The 2012 Serpentine Pavilion opens to the public today! Crane.tv was at yesterday’s preview to cover the event and talk with the pavilion’s architects Herzog & de Meuron, who discussed what it was like to work with project’s third designer, artist Ai Wei Wei, in absentia from the opening proceedings. The artist, who is currently restricted from leaving China following his arrest and subsequent sentence last summer, was forced to participate remotely from his Beijing studio, communicating with the rest of the team mostly via Skype and email. Ai filmed a video commentary of the project that was screened for the press, a clip of which is featured in the video above. The pavilion, Ai says, continues his pursuit in “combining art, design, architecture, and social change”, while de Meuron spoke of the project’s formal and atmospheric qualities that “speak to all you senses.” For more on the pavilion, see our coverage from yesterday.
Photo: Iwan Baan