The Unhealable Wound

head and torso of a man with reddish hair and glasses with a cityscape behind him
  • Luke D. Erickson, M.Arch. 2016
  • Hometown

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Class

    ARCH 6509 Special Topics in Visual Representation II: Postdigital Formalisms (fall 2014)
  • Instructor

    Visiting Critic Sasa Zivkovic

Prologue // The following drawings and models represent the odyssey of The Unhealable Wound. This narrative follows a series of scenographic archetypes founded on Carl Jung's psychology. Through multiple acts, The Unhealable Wound manifests itself upon the stage of the primitive form, a physical and psychological rift that can never be resealed. This loss of innocence cannot be undone. Representative of global pollution, the timeline reflects a path towards oblivion and man's intervention establishes an alternate sequence of events. Each model depicts a stage upon which the material actors perform. These performances seek to communicate their identity with the viewing audience in the vein of l'architecture parlante.

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