"there is always some kind of
unbridgeable gap between what
you represent and the reality."

dr lorens holm

"this film dwells in the discontinuities of experience. it asks us to engage with the world through images, whose most salient features are their scalpel lines which raises the dizzying possibility that we construct our world and not just look at it."

dr lorens holm

"the joiner videos are brilliant
at illustrating how much of our visual field is
moving and piecing together bits"

rion willard

29th march 2011

hi world

we have tidied up this project's site

we consider it part of our reflective process for the meta architecture project

we make this website, post-exhibition, to revisit and log in equal measures

the quotes along the left side of the page are from thursday 10th february. that night we hosted an open discussion, with guest speaker lorens holm, in the lo&behold gallery.

the exhibition featured in the first of a series of articles for blueprint magazine entitled 'proactive architecture'. have a read and watch this space for more.

many cheers to vincent oliver for his much-appreciated, much-complimented music

stephen + seán

8th march 2011

hello hello

our exhibition at lo&behold gallery has closed
thank you to those who joined us
you can view some photographs [by rick roxburgh] of the opening night below

opening times

monday to thursday
6:30pm - 9:00pm


saturday to sunday
12:00pm - 18:00pm

***special event***
thursday 10th February · 20:00 - 22:00
special guest speaker lorens holm will chair some sort of talk/discussion roughly based on the ideas presented in the meta architecture exhibition.

lo&behold gallery,
2b swanfield street,
e2 7ds

if there is a group of you coming, email us and we'll try giving you a
special performance


is stephen mackie
and sean mcalister

meta architecture
is an installation project by s.m.a.c
held at lo&behold gallery, london

The subject of the exhibition is about this notion of visually representing a subjective experience of space. For this we have surveyed two spaces in London, a studio apartment and the gallery space we are exhibiting in. To do this we use photography, film and hand drawings as a way of testing our research.

An important question this project aims to ask the viewer is
“how is your holistic visual perception of space different from the limits of what your eyes can see?”

Assuming there is no single objective answer to this question, our drawings and video are expected to act as an interpretation of this ‘holistic visual perception.’ The intention is that the viewer uses this reference point to compare with their own sense of how they visually experience space.

This exhibition is an installation of video, drawings and a zine-like publication [which contains a text expansion of the theory and references used in the exhibition's research]. An original soundtrack is being designed as a reaction to the film, produced by renowned music engineer Vincent Oliver: http://www.lorecordings.com/

This installation and the associated events are a collaborative project between two recent graduates of architecture. As it stands Blueprint magazine is interested in the project for an article on creative entrepreneurial efforts of young architects.

'black mill' is a previous, related film project by duo in two parts
part1 part2
wear headphones



lo&behold gallery,
2b swanfield street,
e2 7ds

gallery manager : bradley lloyd, mob: 07738383656

03 February · 18:00 - 21:00 opening night event
10 February · 20:00 - 22:00 special guest speaker
dr Lorens Holm + drinks + discussion
03 February · 16 February exhibition running time