Infinite Loop, Norman Foster Retrospective
Pompidou Centre, Paris
Norman Foster has included Infinite Loop 2016, our artwork referencing his vast new Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, in his retrospective exhibition at the Pompidou Centre in Paris which runs until 7 August 2023. Here we are with Frédéric Migayrou, Head of Architecture and Deputy Director of the Pompidou Centre, in front of Infinite Loop and some design-development models for the Apple Park. We worked together with Frédéric 30 years ago on ‘Surrounding Time’ our solo exhibition at the Chateau of Chambord, curated by Marie-Ange Brayer for the FRAC Région Centre in 1993.
Many congratulations to Frédéric Migayrou and Norman Foster for such an extraordinary, beautiful and comprehensive exhibition full of fascinating sketches, photos, videos, full-scale architectural prototypes and especially models – 163 of them. Everyone understands a model. Architects start with the idea for a building (usually in the form of a sketch) and use models to develop the design, and then again to promote the finished design to the client, whereas we travel in the other direction and do the opposite. We start with the building and use the model to reveal it’s programme, discover the intentions of the architect and those who commissioned it, and explore it’s significance and cultural context today.