The Lafayette Park town homes, by Mies van der Rohe, face inward to the shared green space, presenting a compelling scenario for considering the modernist window as cinematic framing device. This movement intervention explores how this architectural feature may heighten the viewer/performer relationship that occurs in everyday life.
This performance was a part of the exhibition ‘Inside Lafayette Park’, which was also a book launch for Thanks for the View Mr. Mies: Lafayette Park, Detroit (Aubert, Cavar, and Chandani).
“Henthorn simply, yet profoundly captures the ability for architecture to act as framing device, directing our gaze to the physical and social landscape of the unique urban conditions evident in places such as Lafayette Park.”
- Noah Resnick, architect