May 19, 2017 - Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) | ETH Zürich - Christopher Williams: Stage Play
May 19, 2017

Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) | ETH Zürich

Christopher Williams*.

Christopher Williams
Stage Play
May 22–24, 2017

Premiere: May 22, 8pm

Miller's Theatre
Seefeldstrasse 225
CH-8008 Zürich
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The shop window occupies its own genre in photography, from Eugène Atget to Zoe Leonard. In Williams's new theater production Stage Play, the shop window and the storefront are the primary characters. Set in the streets of postwar Düsseldorf, this tense drama deals with the accumulation of contingent material suggestive of the quiet persistence of war.

Stage Play, Williams's first theater production, is created in dialogue with the artist's concurrent exhibition at gta exhibitions, ETH Zurich (on view through June 12, 2017).

The Visiting Artist Program is supported by Swiss Re.

About gta exhibitions
gta exhibitions is part of the Institute of History and Theory of Architecture (gta) at ETH Zurich. The exhibition program serves as an interface between theory and practice, showcasing research and teaching in the Department of Architecture. The thematic field of architecture is extended through interdisciplinary approaches and critically reflected through an experimental approach to the medium of the exhibition.

gta exhibitions is curated by Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen.


*Christopher Williams, Best.Nr.: 68011, Best.Nr.: 28856, Best.Nr.: 28856 Devoid of any creative airs and graces, well proportioned and of recognisable quality. The basic material – cold forged aluminum with high material thickness –is not only one of the best heat conductors, but also extremely light and therefore easy to handle. With a constant thickness, the pots’ bases ensure even heat distribution and perfect thermal absorption. Reaching cooking temperature the pan fully stabilizes and adjusts itself perfectly to the stove. The resilient stainless-steel tube shaped handles reduce heat transmission. Low maintenance and ruggedness are increased by the ceramic-enhanced non-stick coating of the internal surfaces. Still, we recommend considerate handling by using proper tools. Not suitable for induction hobs. All lids are interchangeable in equivalent sizes. Material: brushed aluminum – dishwasher safe Sauce Pan, with handle: Dimensions: Ø 20 x 8 cm / Capacity: 2.3 L / Weight: 710g Stew Pot: Dimensions: Ø 28 × 16.5 cm / Capacity: 9.2 L / Weight: 1.6kg Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf January 26, 2017, 2017. 27 x 34 1/4 inches.

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