Emilie Carlen is currently working on a project around architect Eileen Gray and Adolf Loos, that both worked with a performative mode of how architecture can be experienced, how the a room can influence a bodily experience. In 2017 Carlen was granted access to do research on site at Eileen Gray’s house E1027 in south of France. As a continuation of this project she planned to do further research in Vienna on Adolf Loos, where he lived and worked, to study his creations on site. She visited the buildings present in Vienna such as: Villa Moller, Villa Rufer, Steiner house, American bar, and went to the museums containing recreations and research of his works such as Wien bibliothek, Albertina museum. She arranged meetings with Professor and artist Constanze Ruhm and Sabeth Buchmann to get guidance with her work. During her stay she also visited Haus Müller in Prague which is open for visitors. The outcome of this project will be an video and sculpture installation, that will be exhibited in spring 2020 at Digitaliseum, Malmö.
It is worth so much to be able to visit the places you are researching about. I would not have the same outcome if this was not possible. So it means a lot for the project.