Beta-Real Making Unsharp

Making Unsharp


Beta-Real: Making Unsharp is a second iteration of the Beta-Real Exhibition and offers itself as a relay in relation to both the first exhibition and the original site itself. Exhibiting the work in Montreal begs the question: what does it mean to show and bring the Erie Canal Monument to Montreal? What does it mean to disassemble the work, and how would one “member” it back together again? How should one remember it?

Starting from a 3d scan of the disassembled fragments in Syracuse, the pieces are remembered, „membered“ together, through image. There is no attempt to replicate the original structure of the monument. Instead the relay recognizes the instability of that to begin with, it’s simply impossible. Instead, what we are left with is a feeling, an indication towards something. Starting with these fragments disassembled, the exhibition explores how to use fragments, fractures and traces, strung together through relay, to produce the affect of an unsettled Erie Canal, membered together again as image.

Installation Team

Sarah Beaudoin, Olivia Binette, Amelia Gan, Madeline Laberge, Sabrina Logrono, and Virginia Paulk


Chelsey Albert, Dante Baldassin, Sarah Beaudoin, Olivia Binette, Deena Darby, Elena Echarri Myers, Amelia Gan, Raymond Guo, Pattaraporn Kittisapkajon, Madeline Laberge, Amanda Liberty, Natasha Liston-Beck, Sabrina Logrono, Reide McClain, Hannah Michaelson, Birani Nyanat, Virginia Paulk, Christine Robillard, Emma Stoll, Sarah Tsang, and Ronghui Wu

Graphic Design

Burrow, Berlin

Harry der Boghosian Fellowship

With the support of Dean Michael Speaks and Associate Dean Julia Czerniak, the Harry der Boghosian Fellowship was established with a transformational gift made by Paula der Boghosian, a 1964 graduate of the School of Education, to honor her brother, Harry der Boghosian, a 1954 graduate of the School of Architecture. It has provided me with the unique opportunity to spend a year developing a body of design research focused around “making as thinking,” while teaching at the School of Architecture.