Situation NY + World Wide Storefront​


Situation NY
October 4 – November 21, 2014

An installation by Jana Winderen and MARC FORNES /  THEVERYMANY

On the occasion of the launch of the World Wide Storefront / /

Reflecting on the contemporary conditions emerging between the digital and the physical realms, the collaboration of Winderen and Fornes collapses sound, light and form in an object with intrinsic sensorial behaviors, inviting visitors to question the properties of matter and the built environment surrounding us.
The installation is a vibrating sound experiment that aims to transform the architecture into animated sensible form.
Conceived as a sound object that absorbs and contrasts the site specificity of the Storefront Gallery with abstract, spatial, formal and acoustic variations and compositions, Situation NY raises questions about context, sensorial readings, estrangement and the uncanny tangentially resonating with contemporary debates around the ontology of objects.

Situation NY by Jana Winderen and MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

Fabrication by bengal.fierro

Commissioned by  Storefront for Art and Architecture

With the support of Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

World Wide Storefront​

Project Agents
Laura Castro, Engel Leonardo, Monica De Moya and Maurice Sanchez; Hariklia Hari; Andrew Kovacs and Laurel Consuelo Broughton; Pete & Vegas; Ann Lui, Ashley Mendelsohn, Larisa Ovalles, Craig Reschke and Ben Widger; Onya Collective; Maayan Strauss; Sandra Teitge; Megan Torza; and Mimi Zeiger, Leonardo Bravo, River Jukes-Hudson and Sarah Lorenzen.

Curated by
Eva Franch i Gilabert Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Associate Curator

Graphic Design and Web Design
Pentagram, Natasha Jen. Jeffrey Waldman

Pentagram, Jaeyoon Kim

Digital-Physical Technology
Esther Sze-Wing Cheung and George Showman  

Worldwide Storefront is produced by Storefront for Art and Architecture
with the support of Peter Guggenheimer.



10 Jay Street, #705 Brooklyn 11201 NY

MARC FORNES is a registered “Architect DPLG”. As fine connoisseur in computer science he designs through writing text files, or codes. Hiding under his long time label THEVERYMANY™ he is a recognized figure in the development of computational protocols applied to the field of design and fabrication. His extensive body of research on ways to describe complex curvilinear surfaces into a series of flat elements has defined a field of Computational Skinning for architecture. Researching through practice in NYC, he self-defines his studio’s agenda as a quest for ”Explicit and Encoded” and “Precise Indetermination”. As THEVERYMANY™ – Marc has designed and built over the last 10 years an extensive body of experimental, highly organic, large scale and self-supported structures, between art and architectures. His prototypical work has been acquired and displayed as part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the FRAC Centre (Orleans, FR), the CNAP and some private collections. He has exhibited work at the Guggenheim (Contemplating the Void), Miami Art Basel /GGG, Art Paris and sold at auction at Phillips De Pury. Marc is a TED Fellow. He has been invited to talk within institutions across the globe, including the MoMA (NYC). In 2012 he has been the recipient of the Artist residency at the Atelier Calder(FR) and his studio has been awarded the New Practices New York 2012 by the American Institute of Architects. His architectural work for Louis Vuitton is the recipient of the A+ Jury Award in the Pop Up category. Involved in academia, Marc -together with Francois Roche- started “(n)Certainties”, a graduate studio at Columbia University (NYC) with visiting semesters at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) and at Die Angewandte (Vienna). He since taught at Princeton,Harvard/GSD and the University of Michigan. In parallel of academia, Marc is teaching a numerous of scripting workshops (in Python) for Robert McNeel (Rhino3d). In 2007 he designed and launched the first exhibition exclusively focusing on scripted processes within design, and curated in 2008 the European section for the Architecture Biennale in Beijing.