Anna Tweeddale is an artist born in Australia, currently working in Melbourne, Australia.
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Anna Tweeddale is an architect, artist and urbanist based between Australia and Europe. Anna has previously lived, worked and/ or studied in Brisbane, London, Berlin, and most recently in Barcelona where she qualified for a Masters degree at the Metropolis Postgraduate Program in Architecture and Urban Culture. Anna is also a practicing architect with experience on architectural and urban design projects in Australia, Europe, China and the Middle East. She has taught architectural design in the School of Art and Design at Monash University and at RMIT University.

Anna’s most recent project is an ongoing collaboration with Spanish architectural photographer Javier Callejas, based in Granada (Andalusia).

REAPPROPRIATION/ WIEDERANEIGNUNG: An exhibition of photographs Javier Callejas + Anna Tweeddale
Dr Juius Gallery (Berlin) 1 Dec – 7 Jan

Over its history Andalusia has absorbed many different influences that have greatly changed its landscape; it’s culture has been formed through a continual process of embracing and reappropriating these diverse conditions. Spain’s long building boom has left behind a landscape transformed at an unprecedented scale. The point of rupture of the crisis has resulted in a series of monumental architectural structures entirely disconnected from their intended function, or to the economic and political forces that created them. As with the end of all eras, the last structures produced were also the most excessive in cost, scale and ambition. Having lost the cohesion that they would be given through the continuation of the construction process many abandoned sites occupy an ambiguous middle ground – neither finished as intended nor strictly incomplete – a position that is nevertheless entirely consistent with their position on the threshold of an era.

This exhibition is an extract from the ongoing collaboration between Javier Callejas and Anna Tweeddale that is investigating some of the key challenges of this condition: finding new mechanisms to perceive these structures simply as they are, and, to begin to understand them as they could be. This series of images, selected from the wider study, explores the spaces of one of these sites of crisis, using light as a medium to redefine its spaces and architectural condition.

SEE ALSO:
Lost Garden Found: www.lostgardenfound.com
Spatial Elaboration: www.spatialelaboration.com