In the Robot Skies


Liam Young, 08 11 17




Liam Young’s solo show New Romance opens in Istanbul.

Liam Young: New Romance is the solo exhibition of an Australian-born architect Liam Young — one of the most distinctive and adventurous voices in contemporary architecture today. At the core of his multidisciplinary practice is a continuous interrogation of the present realities of cities. Through research expeditions, storytelling, documentary film, and performance, Young extrapolates and exaggerates existing networks, systems, and technologies to imagine possible future urbanisms. The exhibition presents three short films — In the Robot Skies (2016)Where the City Can’t See (2016), and the debut of Renderlands (2017) — and charts his recent work in fiction film and his experimentation with new cinematic tools. Each framed as a love story, the films reveal Young’s emerging interest in world building: the design of a cinematic universe in which narratives evolve.

In the Robot Skies


Liam Young, 26 03 17


At e-flux New York on Friday, March 31, at 7pm with speculative architect Liam Young for the audio-visual performance, “I Spy with my Machine Eye,” a filmic tour told from the perspective of a drone drifting across the planet. Based around his short film In the Robot Skies, the first fiction film shot entirely using preprogramed drones and accompanied by an original soundscape by acclaimed electronic producer Forest Swords, Young presents a near-future love story set against the fears and wonders of an impending drone age.

The evening is organized on the occasion of Young’s first solo exhibition in the US, Liam Young: New Romance, on view from March 30 to May 13, 2017 at the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP).