NYC Film and Music Video Director

Markitecture / Mark Ressl Projects

Projects that Mark Ressl AKA Markitect is exclusively involved with. Mark doesn’t have the time or energy to host a website of his very own, so I’ve offered to have all Markitect-related projects presented here.

Ceramic Kiln Brooklyn

Save the Kiln! Project

Williamsburg, Brooklyn: A 30+ year old ceramic studio is being demolished, and we need YOUR help salvaging materials and saving a giant ceramic kiln from destruction!! This beautiful building was sold in order to make room for new condos (in our friend Yasuyo’s words, “tasteless” new structures) and as a result, the ceramic kilns, art studios, and materials all have to go. Mark Ressl (MARKITECT) has organized volunteers to save one Read More

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MARKITECT and Lee Milby Architecture Thesis Presentation at The Cooper Union

So Markitect and I have been collaborating closely in the past few months. It all started with a text message from Mark asking me if I “still do video stuff,” and indeed, I do! Since then, we have been working together developing a number of different collaborative “sketches.” Pieces of thought, articulated in performance and spacial exploration using mainly fabric as a medium, and documenting our stuff with video and Read More

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Mark Ressl Project: Recovering Wood for Reuse

Mark Ressl, Lala and Jared are trying to reuse as many materials from NYC waste as possible to aid in the development of the Saugerties Permaculture Farm Project. This week, an art fabrication shop in Queens generously donated used wood panels in the form of floor decks (used for fabricating the window displays for flagship stores, Macy’s and Lord & Taylor). About 1000 sq ft of floor decking was disassembled, and will be used to build the Read More

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Markitect (Public Version) Thesis w/ Color

The second iteration of Mark’s architecture thesis project was a public version of his private space piece. Below are color studies as a result of documenting the outdoor performance. Out of thousands of photos, we composed this series to demonstrate color’s role in the performance. Digital retouching was involved to enhance our argument.    These studies were printed and presented as a series. Further documentation of the performance piece below:

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Cooper Union Architecture Thesis

Markitecture Thesis Project: Initial Phase

Mark Ressl, thesis architecture student at the Cooper Union, sent me a text message one day asking if I “still did video stuff,” and that was the beginning of what became an ongoing collaborative thesis exploration involving travel to Alabama, performance art in private and public spaces, and many late night conversations and debates about architecture, space, art, and New York City life. This project was the first iteration of Read More

Mark Ressl Project: Saugerties Permaculture Farm

My dear collaborator and architectural designer, Mark Ressl has many exciting projects going on that interested members of the public can get involved with. He is currently building a “schoolhouse” and other community centers at a permaculture farm in Saugerties that was founded by artists, Lala and Jared. The following documents were written by Mark. Scroll down, or click on the following links to learn more: MISSION PROJECTS PEOPLE GET Read More