From another to one place
Last summer, French artist Aurélie Godard was invited for a residency with FLAX. She used The House of Dust poem as a generative guide for an architectural tour in Southern California and embraced elements of chance and spontaneity. She started at the Schindler House where she showed someone the poem asking him to choose a quatrain and chose a place it would evocate. Focusing on the line "Inhabited by Exiled Greeks", that person sent her to Papa Cristo’s, a Greek restaurant in Mid-City. She visited the indicated place, met someone else and made the same request. Aurélie Godard followed that protocol generated by the poem and visited fifteen different sites, carried from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, from Palos Verdes to Malibu. Each time she gathered data, taking notes and pictures. She generated the hybrid architecture she is presenting in the garden of the Schindler House.