VIEW CLOSING LETTER

Monday the 22nd, August 2011

Nearly seven years have passed and much has changed since the inception of Cypher13.

Now we are two, Todd Berger and Lucian Föhr. Together, we have grown considerably - in principle, in thought, and in capacity - but not in number.

We have grown in practice.

We have chosen to pursue quality in all things - over quantity. This has come to define our craft and those with whom we wish to partner and to serve. We have chosen objectivity over subjectivity, accountability over bureaucracy, and personal responsibility over ambiguity.

And so, we have decided to close Cypher13 and to open a new design studio. We will usher in a new era of socially significant, lasting, far-reaching work.

We will strive to do better.

Goodbye Cypher13.

Welcome Berger & Föhr.

Sincerely,
Todd Berger
Lucian Föhr

  • Biennial of the Americas



    United

    United is an interactive three-dimensional map of the Americas. Conceived specifically for the inaugural Biennial of the Americas contemporary art exhibition, The Nature of Things, curated by Paola Santoscoy. The 17-foot long monochromatic sculpture imitates the geographic landscape of thirty five nations and their respective coastlines. Geometric foam blocks create a platform inviting exhibition guests to rest, gather and engage in conversation as their bodies physically cross multiple nations and territories; providing an opportunity for unrestrained, cross-generational and cross-cultural hemispheric dialogue.

    United was produced in close collaboration with two very special partner teams, DEMP Distribution in Denver, Colorado and Performix, in Blaine Minnesota. Extra-special thanks go to Pat Paiz at DEMP, and Scott Haasl at Performix. Without their steadfast support and guidance, United could not have been realized.

    July 17, 2010

    Art, Biennial of the Americas