THE ARCHIGRAM OPERA [& ZOO] : A review Excerpt

by Christopher Johnson & Andrew Hum (AA 4th Years) Diploma Unit 7
5 February 2015 Rear Second Presentation Space, Architectural Association   Archigram cut-outs bill of quantities : 3.5 hours file preparation 8 sheets of baltic birch ply 8 hours CNC 2 hours edge clean up 1 hours base cutting 5 hours assembling 3 hours gluing 13m x .84m paper 4 hours printing 2.5 hours cutting out 3.5 hours mounting 2 bottles spray mount 1 large blue van + man 8 hours driving to/from Southend 22 people     Content of Image : Joe Cocker’s intro to ‘With a little help from my friends’ at Woodstock 1969 + video stills Archigram Archive, Southend + big blue van in Bedford Square Dennis Crompton’s plan for the Archigram Opera in the rear presentation room David Greene’s initial email requesting help Andrew Hum next to plywood Plug-In City cut-out in the workshop David Greene’s glitchy keyboard 9s Excerpt from David Greene’s opera intro List of people involved in making the cut-outs Various still’s from the Archigram Opera, 2014   For more information: The Archigram Opera [& Zoo] The Archigram Archival Project Diploma Unit 7