_real_life / _real_time / _real_fake
|_This project springs from an
interest in commercial billboards. They are
everywhere around us; on top of, / on/ or just next to all kind of
buildings, but almost never really part of them.
A sort of lack of interest on the part of
architects? But they are a wonderful medium;
ephemeral maybe, when compared to the solidity of
architecture, but its content sometimes more
shocking than any building can ever be. Why not
use them more often.
a workshop along a river in Thailand, the
building of an instant city. A city that will
probabaly be as instantanious as its inventors
So why confirm oneself just to here and now when
there are so many places and spaces to discover.
is it now or nostalgia that drives us? Why do we
always seem to go to places that somehow, some
time were important in history. To relive what?
Or is it just to imagine you were there, then.
a manipulation of images; with your copied copy
of PhotoChop or equal software on your home PC,
anything can be made "real". The
photogenic becomes photogeneric. Architects, for
example, seem only to be interested in putting
their design in real_time in a picture of its environment,
but why not turn it around? Place a manipulated
image in a real environment.
Show, for instance these beautiful monuments of
Thailand as they mostly want to be seen by the
tourists gaze; pure, untouched, with all traces
of modernity brushed away. Just if they were the
first ones to see it. Then what is more "real"
to them; the nostalgic image or the live monument?
Let's see just how far we can leave reality
behind and are able to manipulate our normally
a selection of written text or manipulated images
taken at/ off/ during the workshop, left behind on
the banks of a river in Thailand _ on buildings, on billboards, on
trees _ images taken from real_life, left in real_time, to be a real_fake.