Going Fragile is a temporary weather station consisting of four room-sized computers in a 15th century castle, inflating thousands of delicate soap bubbles over the course of an evening. Each bubble, connected to an online database, will act as a sensor for recording the complex interactions between indoor air, the castle’s human and non-human inhabitants, and the leaky perimeter of the stone structure itself. The work reimagines the architecture of Civitella, not as an oppressive defensive edifice, but instead as the fragile formation of atmospheres made and maintained by all those who inhabit it.

Curtis Roth, Architecture, USA, WOJR Fellow
Curtis Roth is an Associate Professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture. He makes images, objects and software that examine networks of computation, labor and distance. His writing has been published in E-Flux, Thresholds, and Perspecta and his work has been exhibited at the ZKM Karlsruhe, the Venice Biennale and elsewhere.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Curtis Roth’s talk at 6:15pm

Installation visit from 6pm to 7:30pm
(refreshments will be served throughout the evening)

Click here to check out the online database connected to the installation.

Please RSVP to news@civitella.org.