Monday, September 24, 2018

Peter Goché 

Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, Department of Architecture
Lecture Title: 
Chiaroscuro: Material | Immaterial Practices
Lecture Info: 
Monday, September 24, 2018
Reception at 4:45 p.m. in the Blicharski Atrium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
Lecture at 5:00 p.m. in the Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall 
Hanig Visiting Professional Sponsored Lecture
Bio: Using site-adjusted installations as my primary mode of practice, Peter P. Goché deploys an integrated and focused approach to both theoretical and practical questions pertaining to the nature and impact of materiality specific to the re-occupation of post-industrial spaces. Goché’s works provoke a temporal-spatial encounter that reconciles the simultaneous and complex nature of cerebral and corporeal experience. Each inquiry utilizes a range of domains including art, architecture and anthropology as a means of exploring not only what material cultivations can be, but also what they, in fact, do. Based on a series of modulated experimental actions (material modalities), each installation is driven by the nascent possibility of a persistent desire to intercourse with existing material surrounds pursuant a philosophical position that leverages perceptual notions of chiaroscuro - the disposition of light and dark. By extension, the conscious and unconscious, the seen and the unseen, focus and open awareness and the made and re-made are factors in the realm of understanding and producing space. It is a full-scale, three-dimensional methodology, concurrent with exploratory drawing, photography and videography that seeks to express the affects (immaterial harmonics) found latent in our post-industrial landscape. 
Goché is founder and executive curator of Black Contemporary, a rural field station dedicated to the study of spatial phenomena, experimental drawing and perception. He has exhibited and lectured on his creative practice and scholarship at many conferences and cultural institutions throughout North America and Western Europe. As educator in the Department of Architecture and foundational design at Iowa State University, Goché holds both B. Arch and M. Arch degrees in architectural studies from Iowa State University. He taught in the Department of Art at Drake University before joining the faculty at the Iowa State University, where he coordinates and teaches design studios.