dialogue #21 ‘presence’

'presence'

Lovers carvings

Within the process of (urban) transformation, humans have the need to leave their mark. This mark is always loaded with an emotion, feeling or just the intention to capture a moment. The physical mark itself will be hidden when the transformation continues, the emotion will last forever. Hereby a 3-part poster series to simulate the transformation from leaving a mark, to losing the physical part of that same mark.

01.2018 Rotterdam

 

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Making space

 

Our bodies, consisting of an inside and outside are the vehicles through which we experience the static spaces of architecture. How might these fixed structures be transformed? My aim is to explore the mechanism of creating space within which to imagine movement. A photograph, like architecture is a fixed structure, a fixed moment. For this first act I am cutting into images opening them up and revealing the layers that can be pulled apart and reassembled to create new spaces in which to move, altering our perception of how bodies and spaces interact. If in emptiness – a vast landscape –   movement – the essence of humanness – is possible, what becomes of us in the urban environment? What movement is exposed, hidden or excentuated?

“Only in emptiness lay the truly essential. The reality of the room, for instance, was to be found in the vacant space enclosed by the roof and walls not in the roof and walls themselves […] Emptiness is all potent because all containing. In emptiness alone motion becomes possible”

The Space Within – Philosopher Lao Tzu

20.01.2018 London

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