Bold Tendencies, May-September 2018
Supported by Edouard Malingue Gallery
In collaboration with EBBA Architects
‘Home 2.0’ (2018) is an installation by João Vasco Paiva stretching across the rooftop of Bold Tendencies, a converted car park in Peckham, London overlooking the urban skyline, its varying states of historicity and construction populating the distance. Selected as one of the organisation’s 2018 art commissions focusing on ecology, ‘Home 2.0’ is a meditation on mankind and the trappings of our evolutionary paradigm.
From the exterior, it resembles a derelict one storey adobe typical of the south of Europe, its skeletal outlines jutting at varying levels, creating a structure that is both architecture and landscape. Weaving inside and viewed from above one remarks that the interior references a maze, ‘Home 2.0’ existing as the fruit of organic design, as the first inhabited areas were before urban planning. Composed of cob blocks made of organic material, the structure borrows the vernacular practices common in different geographies, from the United Kingdom, to Central America, North Africa and East Asia, whilst slight revelations of reused plastic debris point to humanity’s own hand in the evolution of matter.
João Vasco Paiva, 'Home 2.0’, 2018. Installation view at Bold Tendencies, U.K. Image courtesy of the artist, Bold Tendencies, and Edouard Malingue Gallery.