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|FunSaver (Riverview High School, Sarasota, FL)
9.5" x 8"
In the summer of 2008 while visiting Sarasota, FL, I learned the high school I attended
(Riverview High School) was slated for demolition and would in turn become the parking
lot for the "New Riverview High School". I also learned the school had become an
endangered historic site that had been placed on national and global historical watch lists.
Designed in 1958 by internationally recognized architect Paul Rudolph (October, 23, 1918
- August, 7, 1997), the building was a classic example of late twentieth century "Main
Street Modern" architecture. Rudolph was the dean of the Yale School of Architecture, a
pioneering architect in Sarasota, and a major figure in the "Sarasota School of
Architecture" and a leader in Modernist and Brutalist Architecture.
"Funsaver" is a site-specific project where Kodak single use cameras were used to
document the endangered structure which had been placed on watch lists by the
World Monument Fund and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Seeking to
correlate images recorded through disposable cameras with the disposable history of
this site facing erasure, the book acts as a tangible time capsule for this disposable
history in it's "moment of danger".
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