And a sense of suffocation inherent in the systems where power is not embodied in the body, where it rather passes through all. The place where we collaborate to construct IT, only to become it's victims. Bits in data streams, quantities created, processed and consumed. So I settled for this: The building was to be a representation of SOCIETIES OF CONTROL, a theatre of surveillance: the factory, the office, the army, the school. I felt my job was to first represent characterise ~ the WORKINGS ~ to find an architectural diagramme of these systems. And work as truthfully as I could.
Elements: this was a matter of three -- emotions of being in a cage ~ of night ~ and of the coming day, provided one believes in deploying brick and steel to produce bodily states of mind.
"The different internments or spaces of enclosure through which the individual passes are independent variables: each time one is supposed to start from zero, and although a common language for all these places exists, it is analogical. On the other hand, the different control mechanisms are inseparable variations, forming a system of variable geometry the language of which is numerical (which doesn’t necessarily mean binary). Enclosures are moulds, distinct castings, but controls are a modulation, like a self-Deforming cast that will continuously change from one moment to the other, or like a sieve whose mesh will transmute from point to point."This office building was to be located in a large industrial complex built in the 1940s, then housing a corporation considered a shining example of the early twentieth century efficiencies of production. I was given a single imperative by the man who was paying for this building. he wanted the man-in-charge to take possession of space just in the way he takes possession of his operations. I decided to produce a mark. The building was to mark the transition: a commemorative building. I began with the great motifs of Disciplinary Society: the Prison, the Factory, architecturally a Cage. And Pastoral powers of surveillance, embedded into the human body: the body of priest, the body of foreman--the Gaze, architecturally, lines of sight. Then I understood the significance of his words. there was no need to fear or hope in me, I was to look for new weapons.[ Gilles Deleuze, Postscript to the Societies of Control. ]
or, system constructed by Architectural modalities. LIGHT, on the face, ~ facitas ~ or the facade. and the work-plane. the face is a Representation Bearer.
The Cage, DAY
The area marked out on the right delineates the bosses' and manages area, Almost everybody is a brainworker here, a Face Worker. the face eats into a Man. He Etches his face and then takes it home with him. Everyday. COMMUNICATION.
The structure as a rhizomic system, as it COMES TO DOMINATE SPACE it is a contest of the Gaze and Counter-Gaze. Supervision and monitoring. close proximity, eyes grazing upon other eyes, seeking eyes and averting eyes. THE CAGE.
Provided one believes in deploying brick and steel to produce bodily states of mind, this was a matter of three -- emotions of being in a cage ~ of night ~ and of the coming day.