Hikalu Clarke[New Zealand ]
Hikalu Clarke is a New Zealand based artist whose practice engages with the way in which hegemony and power structures are entrenched. Hikalu is interested in how architecture facilitates societal control and how its implemented material language can reveal its inherent ideological drivers. Hikalu engages with the difficult relationship between public and privatised spaces through his interest in passive aggressive spatial philosophies such as Hostile Design and Counter Terrorism architecture.
During his Youkobo residency, Hikalu will focus his research upon the architectural shifts that are occurring within Tokyo in the lead up to the 2020 Olympics. Hikalu is interested in the “scrap and build” architectural philosophy of Japan which contrasts with Western architectural notions of permanency.
|Date||2019.09.01 - 2019.11.30|