Echoing his work in architecture, in his practice as an artist, he questions the limitations of the two disciplines.

Şevki Pekin Architecture
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Nonce Object

Los Angeles, California, United States

Exhibition, 2014

Nonce Object was a project developed at SCI-Arc, the ideas behind Nonce Object were elaborated throughout the following projects. 

Nonce Object is an experiment towards the creation of a multitude of readings of an architectural work. A nonce word is a word coined for a singular occasion to solve a communication problem where a nonexistent word is needed. A nonce object is this thesis’ coined term for a new type of formal organization that is indeterminate to the category it fits. It is an object that consists of more than one objects that works its way toward a new whole without losing the unique attributes of the originating objects it is composed of. This process establishes multiple ways to access or understand a project’s formal ambitions. By oscillating between one whole and an arrangement of multiple wholes, it creates a project that, through the perception of its observer, has a fundamentally unstable status.