For those who missed the Andrea Zittel lecture at PSU last Monday, it definitely
kicked off the 2008-9 PMMNLS
lectures series with a bang (but we video'd part of it for you).
Though jam packed at its new location at Shattuck Hall (like most A-list Portland
art lectures) the Zittel talk had plenty of oxygen on hand for attendee's to
breathe. Chock that up to a modern HVAC system, it's the sort of thing you only
notice when you don't have enough air. Anyone who has gone to major
lectures at Reed's Vollum Hall or the old 5th Avenue Cinema location for
PMMNLS noticed the difference. (*modest suggestion, Reed
needs to get someone like Steven Holl to do a new university art museum
and lecture hall... the Cooley and Vollum Hall are just too small for the kind of community engagement Reed is now doing)
At this lecture Zittel was her usual, orderly self and was good natured through
the many early technical difficulties, but you'd expect that from someone who
lived on a concrete island in Sweden for an entire summer.
Below is a video
excerpt on the topic of her approach to personal space, architecture and uniforms: