Nicholas Hermann on 14 Dec 2000 16:54:07 -0000

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[Nettime-bold] Fwd: Re: The Millennium Hut drawing


i have seen your drawing and did talk a little with ralph about it

let me be straight with you

- interesting commentary on the millenium dome given that it is a bust
- the simple construction is just that, very simple, it needs some
better delineation of the craft of framing in america  (is home depot
done right?)
- i assume this is for the u.s.?  you implied local labor with standard
materials.  how local?  how standard?  call wausau homes.  they do
pre-fab.  i have heard that prefab is coming back with the carpenter
labor shortage.
- your drawing stinks.  i said i would be straight!  draw it so it
looks beautiful and compelling and send it back again


>>> Nicholas Hermann 12/13/00 12:05:11 PM >>>

Dear Mr. Blanski:

I was wondering if you had gotten a chance yet to look at Lance Kempf's
and my drawing of the Millennium Hut.  Ralph said he was going to look
it over this past weekend but I haven't had a chance to touch base with
him yet.  Did you discuss it at all during your lunch last Friday?

The idea behind the hut is to provide an alternative to the
prohibitively expensive Millennium Dome.  The Hut can be built easily
with local labor and standard materials, thus making it a viable option
for communities wishing to commemorate the millennium in a usable

The Millennium Hut is a simple round structure with two perpendicular
hallways running the length of the space.  Along the hallways, facing
inward, will be twenty monitors for showing internet and video art and
twenty doors to provide a simple and unpredictable set of paths within
the space.  

I have had quite a lot of interest in this design from other internet
artists and designers, and would love to hear your feedback.  (I think
some of the conceptual and geometric themes you noticed in the London
Eye are incorporated into the Hut, albeit under far greater budgetary
and engineering constraints.)

Thanks and hope to hear from you soon,

Max Herman
HGA Office Services

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