Hans Haacke and Ecologies

I don’t recall where I found this Hans Haacke quote, but it seems to be a great series of ideas for activating a design system. Basic in form, you could build a career as a conceptual artist on any one of them…

… make something which experiences, reacts to its environment, changes, is non-stable…
… make something indeterminate, which always looks different, the shape of which cannot be predicted precisely…
… make something which cannot ‘perform’ without the assistance of its environment…
… make something which reacts to light and temperature changes, is subject to air currents and whose function depends on the forces of gravity…
… make something which the ‘viewer’ handles, with which he plays and thus animates…
… make something which lives in time and makes the ‘viewer’ experience time…
… articulate something natural…

Hans Haacke, Cologne, 1965

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