Members enter the club and undergo a number of rituals to depart their original realm and enter the realm of the club, the cloakroom is the main point of transition, disrobing and re-assembling.
The club has gone through a number of transitions in line with the state of the empire and the development of the Commonwealth, the ideological charge is released through the club’s details.
The realm of the Restored Commonwealth is manipulated by the movement of the Empire Clock.
The hands do not just indicate the time (past / present / future) they also dictate the spaces that occupy the realm at that given moment.
This results in a realm that is in a constant state of flux, jumping time, space and gravity.
The mnemonic details of The Restored Commonwealth Club considers the design of human / non-human interfaces fusing the role of the member and the detail, resulting in the interwoven fabric of the gentlemen’s/non-anthropocentric club.
'The Miniature Paper Pavilion Club meets biweekly in Vancouver to build ~1:100 scale architectural marvels. We are interested in creating imaginary celebratory public spaces - miniature beacons to all humankind, elevating the wonder of innovation and excellence! ’
"My idea is this: not so much structure that it’s inhibiting. It’s like a corral around your idea—that you can move but not too much. It’s that limited movement that promotes creativity." —John Baldessari
Happy birthday today to John Baldessari. Seen here is the artist and his work as featured in ART21’s Systems episode.