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Four Square Levels

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Samuel H. Ramirez

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For the past three years, I have been researching assembly methods that can join together different post-consumer objects found in the street without the use of glue or screws.

The installation Four Square Levels resulted from an exploration into the capacity of a rope to tie together different elements to make them work as a corner shelf. It consists of two straps, four planks of recycled birch plywood, each with a thickness of 12mm, and intermediate PVC pipe supports with a diameter of 40mm. Four PVC pipes with a diameter of 160mm form its base.

These pieces were assembled following a dry construction method that is activated by tightening the ratchet. After playing and experimenting with webbings extensively, to gain an understanding of what they need and what they can provide, I built Four Square Levels.

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Samuel H. Ramírez studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain. Dance studies led Samuel to understand the body as a learning tool and made him question the absence of praxis during his studies in architecture, a discipline that for him relates body-object-space. This, in turn, led him to design and build objects that allowed him to learn by doing.


This object is part of the TACK Exhibition “Unausgesprochenes Wissen / Unspoken Knowledge / Le (savoir) non-dit”, in the section “Making and Materiality”.