DEFINITION: A monolith is a geological feature consisting of a single massive stone or rock, such as some mountains, or a single large piece of rock placed as, or within, a monument or building. Erosion usually exposes the geological formations, which are often made of very hard and solid metamorphic or igneous rock.
- my monolith is made up of many fragments which are only discovered through the narrative, otherwise they are part of the one whole track.
Narrative through the monolith:
The ‘railing’ or jersey barrier becomes one of the ways in which we read Banham’s autopia. It becomes the one object with which we can compare the speed, distance and scale of L.A. Similarly Kurokawa uses the railing as a prop to set himself on the television screen, humanising himself to the audience.
The prop reads as both the humanising tool in Kurokawa but also as the supporting tool elevating the design, bringing the object to a new level of importance.