Opening reception: April 5, 6 p.m.
Join the WUHO Gallery for the opening of BREACH, an exhibition curated by Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller, principals at AGENCY Architecture headquartered in El Paso, Texas.
BREACH considers the material rituals of the securocratic training apparatus, proliferating rapidly in a growing constellation of militarized, simulated urban environments across the US and around the world. Each year, in hundreds of ‘mock cities’, military and security operatives are trained to infiltrate the everyday fabric of the global city. Re-imagining the urban environment as a series of lowest common denominator material obstacles and vulnerabilities, these agents quickly become expert at exploiting – and exploding – the weaknesses of common architectural assemblages.
BREACH presents the material residue of this ritualistic demolition, harvesting the architectural remnants of breach training, and cataloguing the sites which sponsor such daily destruction.
The exhibit includes never-before-seen excerpts from AGENCY’s simulation site database – revealing the scope, geography, and urbanistic tendencies of over 400 simulated urban environments around the world.
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