Human culture is guided by institutions that are founded and strengthened in the buildings where they harbor their ideologies. Every human has a life expectancy, as does each building. A building’s ability to live on past a single era of thought is what induces myth, perpetuates sediments of normality, and provides the structures to control the masses. Is it possible to expose the manipulative power embodied in architectural structure? How do we relinquish this power, become educated on an untold history of invisible labor, and uncover toxic foundations that hold our society up? This examination will allow new scaffolding to form around these structures, altering their old intentions, grounding them in reciprocity between humans and the natural world.
The work shown questions a post-industrial age and the decaying structural systems that continue to weigh heavily upon the communal body.
Lorenzo Lorenzetti is a working artist in Detroit, Michigan, currently attending Cranbrook Academy of Art for an MFA in Sculpture. His handle is @lorenzofreddy.