Posts Tagged ‘são paulo

04
Apr
11

Zander Blom : “The Black Hole Universe” (Photography)

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Chapter 1. Scene 002
C-print (metallic)
60 x 87cm
2009

Chapter 1. Scene 012
C-print (metallic)
60 x 87cm
2009

Chapter 2. Scene 027
C-print (metallic)
60 x 87cm
2010

Chapter 2. Scene 029
C-print (metallic)
60 x 87cm
2010

Chapter 2. Scene 041
C-print (metallic)
60 x 87cm
2010

Chapter 2. Scene 001
C-print (metallic)
60 x 87cm
2010

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‘The Black Hole Universe’ is a long-term photographic book and exhibition project. It involves building makeshift installations in different gallery and studio spaces in cities around the world, and employing them to generate photographic still images for an imaginary futuristic sci-fi noir space film. Each installation functions as a set from a film, and each photographic image functions as a still from a specific scene within a particular chapter of the film. Although the project has many qualities of a film it lacks the main component, that is: a film. The intended final outcome for the project is a publication that contains a series of still images and texts, together with an exhibition of photographic prints and props from the installations. In addition the individual chapters will be shown in the cities in which they are produced, including Sao Paulo, Berlin, Antwerp, Brussels and Miami. [Extract : Galerie van der Mieden]

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Zander Blom : Michael Stevenson Gallery

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10
Mar
11

Michael Najjar : ‘Netropolis’ (Hybrid Photography)

hong kong
‘netropolis’
lightjet-print
48 x 70 inches

new york
‘netropolis’
lightjet-print
48 x 70 inches

são paulo
‘netropolis’
lightjet-print
48 x 70 inches

peking
‘netropolis’
lightjet-print
48 x 70 inches

berlin
‘netropolis’
lightjet-print
48 x 70 inches

dubai
‘netropolis’
lightjet-print
48 x 70 inches

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The series ‘Netropolis’ [2003 – 2006] is an exploration of the way global cities will develop in the future. In 1926 director Fritz Lang created the vision of a futuristic 21st Century megacity in his film ‘Metropolis’. Now that we’ve crossed the threshold of the 21st Century new sets of factors unthought of by Lang move to shape the future of our urban species. Of similar magnitude to the impact of the industrial revolution in the late 19th Century, it is now computer networks and the information society based on them which are the main vehicles for change, the key elements transforming the face of our urban living spaces. The complexity of a huge megacity is to be considered as material embodiment of information density. Telematic space endows the urban environment with a new form of structure, intermingling with it and giving birth to a completely unprecedented form of urban space.

The panoramic view transforms the reality of urban spacial structure into landscape. The digital fusion of panoramic views taken from different angles transforms the landscape into a woven fabric of relationships which is abstract and multi-layered yet still underpinned by a geographic reference point. Viewing the city from a distance inverses the perceptual order of objects viewed in close up. The view from afar is orientated on what is clearly visible from a distance and provides a context for objects which appear too close when viewed close up and thus retain their strangeness. In virtual space, however, distance and proximity lie on the selfsame level. The different cities and relationship strands need first to be combined and interwoven before they can give rise to a completely unprecedented and imaginary form of urbanity – the telematic netropolis. [michael najjar : series description]

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Michael Najjar : Website

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