Peles Empire tilt up
A solo exhibition of new work by Berlin based collective Peles Empire
Agata Madejska Light box commission
25 September - 18 October 2015
With the tilt-up method, concrete elements (walls, columns, structural supports, etc.) are formed horizontally on a concrete slab. After the concrete has cured, the elements are "tilted" to the vertical position with a crane and braced into position until the remaining building structural components (roofs, intermediate floors and walls) are secured.
Rudolph Schindler had long been fascinated by the construction method of tilt up concrete slabs, having done extensive research on them in his early days working for Ottenheimer, Stern and Reichert. The tilt up panels act as the hard sheltering wall at the back of the house, and a softer permeable screen at the front.
tilt up by Peles Empire takes as a starting point the image of an install moment taken in the Schindler house in 2007. The fold on the photograph is made from a wallpaper depicting the King’s study of the Peles Castle. From the moment of de- and re-construction, static and dynamic elements coexist, similar to the walls built by Schindler.
Peles Empire formed in Frankfurt in 2005.
Education: Städelschule, Frankfurt; Slade School of Fine Arts; Royal Academy Schools.
Recent exhibitions include: boy&girl, ten pm, Copenhagen; not flat, Wilhelm Hack Museum (Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie), Ludwigshafen, Germany; MUTANT, Salts, Birsfelden, Switzerland; Koppe Astner, Glasgow, Scotland; SALON OF HYBRID THINGS, KW Projects, Kunstwerke Berlin, Berlin, Germany; OPEN HOUSE – A Group SHow On Hospitality, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany; Lithium, Millington Marriot, London.