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Point of Distance

A suspended landscape of folded paper, Point of Distance would slowly change in form and height over the six months. The construction of sheets duplicate as the exhibition catalogue, presented in stacks about the space, for the audience to select, collate, fold. This interaction with Point of Distance would extend to interviews and documentary sound-bites via video projection and iPhone/iPad apps.

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For more on our submission, you are welcome to contact CG.



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exhibition: A bespoke display system for New Zealand Institute of Architects

exhibition: Point of Distance
Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 submission

exhibition: Diverse Practice
School of Architecture, VUW

exhibition: ParlourLIVE!
Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 submission

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id: KAREN Network
id: KTA
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id: The Oxygen Group
id: Parlour
id: Sharon Jansen Architect
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online: Interstices Journal

print: A+W•NZ
print: BRAIN magazine, JP
print: Desktop magazine, AU
print: Adam Art Gallery
print: Kristy Gorman
print: Creative New Zealand
print: TypeSHED11

poster: A+W•NZ
poster: A Cadavre Exquis, TS11
poster: Fête du Graphisme 2015
poster: Blue Oyster Art Space
poster: Like This, Like Us
poster: Man-Made
poster: Salted:Singlet
poster: Things That Move Me
poster: Wonder-Land
poster: Window

wayfinding: Athfield Architect
wayfinding: Distance Markers
wayfinding: Fran Wilde Walk


Point of Distance

submission: Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, New Zealand

Shortlisted for the Creative Director role to present New Zealand at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, our team SJ / JC / CG / — Sharon Jansen, Justine Clark and Catherine Griffiths — proposed Point of Distance, in response to the theme, Fundamentals, set by Rem Koolhaas.

“New Zealand architectural identities are forged through encounters with international modernism. Our concept for Point of Distance critically engages Koolhaas’ theme (or, provocation), changing and challenging the received history of modernism and its movement across the globe. By retracing lines of architectural exchange, we contribute to the international conversation and heighten awareness of New Zealand’s architecture and its international contributions.” —from our Expression of Interest, 2013.

A suspended landscape of folded paper, Point of Distance duplicates as the exhibition catalogue. Presented here is a selection of pages from our submission, made in 2013.

For more information about our submission, contact us.

Thanks to our team of advisors: Julia Gatley, Deidre Brown, Paul Walker, Rory Hyde, Leonardo Sonnoli, Bruce Connew and Nigel Ryan.

related links

NZIA: Shortlist
NZIA: NZ at Venice

2000s selected

Athfield Architects
REANNZ Research & Education Advanced Network New Zealand
The Oxygen Group

1990s selected/archived

Creative New Zealand
Victoria University
Wools of New Zealand


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