psychoarchitecture: Martin Kippenberger, Richard Prince
psychoarchitecture juxtaposes two strands of photographic essay originating in Martin Kippenberger's Psychobuildings and Richard Prince's Adult Comedy Action Drama.
Taking a look at deviant modernism - where better living by design has either become detached from its original ethos or simply gone wrong - psychoarchitecture is a portrait of the devolution of the originating impulse and its trickle-down into backyard vernacular. The images document architectural situations born of the death of architect. Tragi-comedy rules and the utopian dream slowly unravels from the drawing board outward into the hands of local and private contractors, do-it-yourselfers, tree and plastic surgeons alike. Here handicap, defect and truth to bad materials and the fucked-up nature of things become their own heroic form of counter-purity.