Image: © Nicolas Alan Cope & Dustin Edward Arnold
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ENCOUNTERING THE ABSTRACTED BODY AND ARCHITECTURAL PERSONA IN VEDAS BY NICOLAS ALAN COPE AND DUSTIN EDWARD ARNOLD // http://www.redefinemag.com/2013/bodies-identity-and-architectural-space-vedas-by-nicolas-alan-cope-dustin-edward-arnold/
In a reversal of habitual experience, the bodies expressed in the work of Cope and Arnold assert that identity is secondary to effect. Devoid of character, these bodies engage composition with dystopian symmetry and the unease of unidentifiable organic form. We are faced with the anonymity of bodies that we know to be akin to ours, which reveal themselves through encounter with textiles and light, but we are confronted with their abstraction, which is beyond our control.