HEAVEN (LUXURY = DEATH), read by Colin Self, is a chapter from Nemesis’s likely-never-to-be-released architectural essay “SPACE”.
The audio piece is about Heaven as the sum total of assumptions about luxury, comfort, predictability and risk. (Not the Judeo-Christian “place.”) We contend that true luxury is the freedom from all desire, which is only possible when you’re already dead. For this reason: LUXURY = DEATH. (This thinking is drawn from our ongoing writing project on the real and imaginary architectural spaces in our research, which might culminate in the first Nemesis book, “SPACE”).
Originally released as part of the Architecture Effects show at the Guggenheim Bilbao in 2018.Tweet