About this artwork
For more than a decade, architect Jürgen Mayer H. has been collecting envelopes lined with patterns and codes designed to keep the contents private. Used by banks to encrypt pass codes and PINs sent in letters to customers, these data sheets and patterns are recurring elements in Mayer H.’s architecture, drawings, and design work. For Mayer H., they form the basis of a continued line of research into the relationship between architecture, communications, and new technology. Wirrwarr (which in German means “chaos”) features over 100 different preprinted data sheets culled from the architect’s archives. In an increasingly coded landscape in which we communicate through acronyms and shorthand, the book, written by Philip Ursprung, reads as a record of these ubiquitous yet underexamined objects.
Currently Off View
- Architecture and Design
- Jürgen Mayer H. (Designer)
- 35.6 x 40 cm (14 x 15 3/4 in.)
- Funds provided by the Architecture & Design Society