RE–VERB is a digital publication and research forum providing an in-depth examination and analysis into the psychology, cognition and phenomenology of site, space, and architecture. RE–VERB’s first issue titled The Architecture of Perception, responds to Light and Space artist Robert Irwin’s statement made in 2007: “to be an artist is not a matter of making paintings or objects at all. What we are really dealing with is our state of consciousness and the shape of our perception.” The publication will feature interviews, essays, literary translations, criticism, scientific reviews, poetry, philosophical discussions and archival material. The forum encourages new approaches, active collaboration and intellectual gymnastics.

RE–VERB provides a space where thinkers from varied disciplines can experiment with new ideas and re-examine the phenomenology of space, structures of consciousness and the origins of perception. RE–VERB is committed to the production of original research, creative innovations and inter-disciplinary exchanges. It’s a space to ask critical questions, review and inquire, and to cultivate a new future history.

RE–VERB will become a resource for scholars, educators, students and thinkers, presenting an original translation of art and architecture.

The publication re-examines the influence of theories emerging from science, technology, philosophy, among other disciplines, on the conceptualization and creation of art and architecture.

RE–VERB responds to the needs of promoting diversity and inclusivity, with particular attention made to presenting alternative ways of translating architecture, sculpture and space. We have invited scholars working within neuroscience, philosophy, quantum physics, astrophysics, cosmology, visual arts and architecture to contribute new ways of engagement and prompting a fresh vocabulary.

RE–VERB is an “intertextual” analysis and presentation of ideas.

Re-Sited The team

Robert Irwin
Untitled (dawn to dusk), 2016
Dimensions variable
Installation site: The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, United States
Photography: Georges Armaos