This two-channel video describes the construction of the scaffolding over the ruined site of Mies van der Rohe’s Resor House. The videos break the artist’s movements into vertical and horizontal acts within the landscape. A gesture of physical research and sculptural intervention. The split is a nod to Mies’ own shift from the horizontal to the vertical as he began the second half of his career in the United States. The Resor project not only brought Mies to the continent, but it became a pivot point in his work, initiating his move to Chicago and the subsequent tipping up of conventional notions of frontierism: changing from the horizontal to the vertical expansion of the fifties and sixties.

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