Presentation Bullet Points:
- The average individual experiences approximately 1000 new sensations in any given second, but defines the totality of his reality with a fraction of the information gathered.
- As a result of this involuntary ignorance, our existence is a kaleidoscope of reformatted context, broken down and reassembled to fill in the voids of our incomplete experience.
- It is a distorted and fragmented landscape that exists in the threshold between the rational and the artificial, and one the project explores through the two avatars of the architect – the Narrator and the Cartographer.
- The narrator as a storyteller is an implied or an omnipresent being that not only encompasses who tells the story, but more importantly frames how the story is told.
- Using P.O.V collages, each image explores objective fact, but suspends it in a landscape of subjective fiction. Thus if each collage is a fragment that describes event and place, the collective composition soon builds up an analogy between storytelling and spatial exploration.
- Therefore, if each collage is conceived as a fragment that defines PLACE, the collection soon transforms from isolated islands into a singular and distorted archipelago that defines SPACE – my continuum.
- The cartographer marks a shift in the way the world is viewed, from the subjective Point of View, to one that is based on the scientific theories of perception and the human Field of View.
- Whilst the narrator establishes the notion that reality is bound within the thresholds of what we see against that which is imagined, the cartographer as a spatial translator is more interested in the two ideas: we see, therefore it is, and we draw therefore it becomes.
- By placing himself at the center of his universe, the cartographer as the omnipotent developer is simultaneously able to document and conceive ground.
- Document: By objectively interrogating the parameters of his F.O.V, he is able to spatially define and stitch experience to form ground.
- Conceive: By reformatting context and manipulating experience, he is able to fill in the voids and discontinuous seams in order to define the totality of space.
- By harnessing the grid as both object and device, the architect performs as the mediator between the narrator and the cartographer, as an entity that can navigate freely between the rational, and the artificial.
- Object: as a frame inserted between the viewed and viewer.
- Device: as a regulatory system forged onto ground that transforms it from a viewable scene into a controllable division.
- However, the grid through its multiple manifestations is never static. It is a generative force that constantly collects, “a space of virtual conjunction, grasped as pure locus of the possible.” – a generator of the infinite landscape.
The part of the architect and the grid is fairly new, and it is bit tough to place it as a few sentences. The grid in the project appears in various forms.
– As the infinite plane, sitting a top of infinite context – analogy of a false tabula rasa/architecture as closed cycle.
– As a frame the mediates between whats is viewed and by whom.
– As a cartographic imposition on ground – an artificial device for man to control and deduce knowledge from landscape.
-As the continuous and homogeneous plane – the anti-thesis, a place of infinite narrative, infinite histories and subsequently infinite possibilities – the continuous landscape.