Cyprien Gaillard portrays the ecstasy of decay and demolition, both architectural and social. In their analyses of his work, Tom McDonough looks at the history of imploding buildings, while Bridget Alsdorf reflects on human self-destruction, and sci-fi novelist Mark von Schlegell imagines a parallel dystopian world. In his edition “An urgent message about the great organ,” Cyprien Gaillard, a poet of ruins, focuses on salvage and salvation in a sculpture that makes the ephemeral permanent. “Architecture in the work of Cyprien Gaillard generally appears only in its undoing, in its collapse.
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