Jimi Hendrix at the amusement park Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden, May 24, 1967; photograph believed to be by Olle Wester
‘Yeah, well my arrows are made of desire
From far away as Jupiter's Sulphur mine
Say my arrows are made of desire, desire
From far away as Jupiter's Sulphur mines
Way down by the Methane Sea, yeah
I have a hummingbird and it hums so loud
You think you were losing your mind, hmm…’
What is life?
And how would life be possible, without passion?
Unfortunately it does seem to be possible, for so many people.
But we invite you, now, towards PASSION.
Nothing else but passion.
PASSION, PASSION, PASSION.
Let's imagine A HOUSE FOR JIMI HENDRIX
For this eternally young man who transformed the guitar into a magical toy… and let’s not be nostalgic.
Let’s have vitality.
Let’s have exuberance.
Let’s die before we die.
Let’s bring the same energy into our buildings that Jimi brought to his music.
Let’s dream and let’s sing and let’s build.
This year will be 80 years since Jimi was born.
Even if, for now, only through our imagination.
Didn’t Picasso say that it took him four years to paint like Raphael and a lifetime to paint like a child ?
But the child is animated by that “free feeling” that Jimi Hendrix might have liked his music to be named,
although he resisted having his music labeled...
So how could we design A HOUSE FOR JIMI HENDRIX, THE HOUSE OF FREE FEELING ?
To attempt to move beyond our limits.
To be those “arrows of longing” Nietzsche invited us to be.
Are we up to the challenge ?
We only have to try.
A HOUSE FOR JIMI HENDRIX.
We are waiting to receive from you THE HOUSE OF FREE FEELING.
Ed Keller Chief of Jury [architect, guitarist]
Elliott Sharp [guitarist, composer ]
Matias del Campo [architect, musician]
Sandy Ewen [guitarist, architect]
Ezio Blasetti & Danielle Willems [architects, coders]
Ben Goertzel [founder of SingularityNET, musician]
Dianne Krouse [musician, leader of Jam Galaxy project]
Carla Leitao [architect]
SUBMISSION AND PARTICIPATION
Music was Jimi’s house. Sound was where Jimi gave birth to new universes.
Perhaps you are an architect, a musician, a sound designer, a filmmaker, you work with your hands, with instruments, with software, you collaborate with AI: we welcome you to imagine Jimi’s house as a space, a sound, a gesture, a movement that can open a new universe.
We accept WORK in ANY size and MANY formats that responds to the theme.
All competitions are free to enter.
Donations are greatly appreciated for the competition expenses of the all volunteer organization.
January 15, 2023: Submission of Work. ICARCH posts Work Online.
February 2023: Zoom Symposium with Jury and Architects/Musicians/Filmmakers/Artists
Engagement with alternative creators and thinkers in architecture worldwide
Zoom presentation of your work and dialogue in a symposium with others including jurors.
Work posted on ICARCH.org for many years.
Awarded entries posted to the Jam Galaxy multiverse
Zoom dialogue posted on YouTube.
Inclusion of your name as a participant in international press releases from ICARCH.
Possible selection of your work for the 2023 ICARCH publication on 20 years of Competitions.
SPONSORS and COLLABORATIONS
‘A House for Jimi Hendrix’ will collaborate with Jam Galaxy & SingularityNET to upload awarded competition entries to the Jam Galaxy multiverse in 2023. The competition will be published as well in the ‘A House for…’
At the moment, ICARCH does not provide cash prizes nor require entry fees.
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].
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