The Architects Newspaper on Alex Hartley's new exhibit
With A Gentle Collapsing II, Hartley references Plato’s notion of artifacts being in a “state of becoming.” In this instance, by making the audience explicitly aware of the building’s natural demise, viewers become all the more appreciative of its presence and its obviously finite existence. This too is a nod to another philosopher—Martin Heidegger—who said “mortals nurse and nurture things that grow and specifically construct things that do not grow.”
The quote's from "BDT", in Poetry Language Thought
Wasn't it Aristotle's notion of becoming?