On the occasion of the release, Oblique Time with Claude Parent, artist and editor Benjamin Seror presents a visual trajectory of the development of Claude Parent’s drawing practice. Over six decades, architect Claude Parent (Paris, 1923–2016) developed an experimental body of work with the belief that the most effective way to build a city was based on the function 'oblique'. The book covers two years during which Seror and curator Mai Abu ElDahab interviewed Parent about his adventurous professional life: from his collaboration with Paul Virilio, to his Tour de France promoting the oblique, to his controversial engagement with the French state to design nuclear power stations. Most importantly, the publication and presentation introduce Parent's passion for risk-taking as the elementary tool needed to bring architecture out of its restrictive conventions.
Presented by Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite on September 22nd, 2019. Recording courtesy of Blank Forms.