Carl Schlaeffer / Group VII, Oct 98 - Mar 99
3/19/99 to 3/21/99
MAK Center at the Mackey Apartments, 1137 - 1141 South Cochran Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Density and its consequences for urbanity were the focus of Raw 'n Cooked, the partnership of Austrian architects Walter Kraeutler and Carl Schlaeffer. They noted that parking lots could be seen as symbolic of Los Angeles' economic and urban densities, occupying vast horizontal spaces in the suburbs and tight, multi-story structures in Downtown. Cemeteries, too, embody much of L.A.'s civic structures, organized into grids demarcating different "neighborhoods" and densities. In the exhibition, Raw 'n Cooked built a sculpture, a "construction of memories, using the language of an urban city with its vertical layers, its transportation system and its inhabitants."