Welcome to the conceptual laboratory of Diploma 9 – the world in which students invent, manufacture and design their identities alongside their architectures. Unit Staff: Natasha Sandmeier, Manolis Stavrakakis
Through the three states of this Georgian room – the real, the virtual and physical – I can perhaps start to identify a few spaces:
The ubiquitous Pre-View / Waited Space – too clean and empty to actually be inhabited:
(North Sea Apartment by John Pawson)
The Stylised Space – realistically possible even though in this case requires $$$ for furnishing:
(interior by Foster and Partners)
The Super Inhabited Space:
(image from the TV show Hoarding: Buried Alive)
And….. the view once the named view is lost (out of named view?):
The notion of styling of space really comes through in this image from an article titled How I Became an Interior Stylist:
The named view in regard to space relates to the contemporary curated identity. A recent project by Thailand-based photographer Chompoo Baritone showed a series of social media images and their possible out-of-frame realistic clutter:
It reminds me also of this photo from the New York Fashion Week which has been circulating around the internet for a while. Fashion also requires good framing!
Looking at the frame as a threshold and surface, I took a photo of a standard Georgian room and created it in 3d and in paper. The real, the virtual and the physical are then used to compress time and space into a fixed frame. Past, present and future come together into this frame which determines what gets recorded and influences our understanding of the space.
Looking at the notion of the single image, I tried to test the compression of space and time into a fixed frame. I’m looking at how could the image show a 360 view without creating a distortion. This could perhaps be the achieved through selective deletion or subtraction from the image, as opposed to superimposition/density/distortion.
What is the capacity of the image? How could it represent time? how could the image show traces of previous versions? do we need to ‘adjust the canvas size’? do we need to ‘crop’?
The b&w vs. colour in the video is inspired by Memento, where b&w represents another timeline, which then blurs with the ‘actual’ timeline and alters it.
The following two images and gif show an impossible space in which the four faces of a box are laid out in a perspective view, leaving the box open from one side.
Three ‘translations’ of Micromegas to come tomorrow, as well as an update on narrative. Trying to produce without overthinking!
the reference Charles gave about the three types of maps/globes. Philip Buach drew maps for ship navigation, complete with annotations referencing the first hand accounts of sailors, that he based the maps on and that were also kept in the same room.
Fascinating! But almost nothing exists about this on the web. Possible conclusion to recon, zooming out of drawing to realise it exists in a library and can only be understood through its referencing.