Superpowers of Ten is an alternative version of Powers of Ten, a film created by the office of Charles and Ray Eames for IBM in 1977. Powers of Ten, which dealt with the relative size of things in the universe, was filmed in Los Angeles but centered on Chicago. In Superpowers of Ten, Madrid/New York-based architect Andrés Jaque and his Office for Political Innovation will create a performance based on the narrative and ideas at the heart of the original Eames film.
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Andrés Jaque directs Andrés Jaque Architects and the Office for Political Innovation. A Madrid/New York–based practice developing architectural projects that bring inclusivity into daily life, the Office for Political Innovation received the Silver Lion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. The practice’s awarded projects include Plasencia Clergy House, House in Never Never Land, TUPPER HOME, and ESCARAVOX. Its IKEA Disobedients is the first architectural performance to be acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Publications include PHANTOM: Mies as Rendered Society, Different Kinds of Water Pouring into a Swimming Pool, Dulces Arenas Cotidianas, andEveryday Politics. The practice’s work has appeared in publications from theNew York Times to Domus, from El Croquis to Vogue. Jaque is currently a Visiting Professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture and Advanced Design Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. The 1998 Tessenow Stipendiat in Toepfer Stiftung FVS, in Hamburg, he has lectured throughout the world.
With the special participation of the architects and artists: Paula Currás, Eugenio Fernández, Ana Olmedo, Enrique Ventosa, Álvaro Carrillo, Rebeca Hourdaki, Víctor Nouman, Adrián Suárez. Sound Artist: Jorge López Conde. Set Director: Roberto González García. Creation and Discussion Team (Office for Political Innovation): Paula Currás, Lubo Dragomirov, Roberto González García, Álvaro Guillén, Andrés Jaque, Irene Kargiou, William Mondejar. Photographs: Jorge López Conde
Superpowers of Ten was developed and presented for the first time as part of New Publics, curated by José Esparza for the Lisbon Architecture Triennial 2013 Close Closer, directed by Beatrice Galilee.