Proposal for an architectural monument-
Using the column as the main feature of a structure? A roof is carried by different types of columns and defines the space under it. The history of architecture is compressed by using the archetype of the pillar.
“You are probably familiar with my photographic work where I explore ʻarchitecture as an imageʼ in the virtual space. Hereby I sample existing architecture and recompose it in new structures by means of ʻdigital photocollageʼ. In this body of work I want to explore architecture as a sculptural form in space and time but also work on the archetypes and typolgies in architecture by shifting them slightly in order to change the ʻordinaryʼ into something ʻextra ordinaryʼ. Often this is perceived as a surreal act on architecture. In some images I make a kind of critique on the existing architectural production. The architectural fantasie as a tool for reflection and comment. What kind of emotions can a building provoke to the public. My limits during the creation of these images is the thin line between reality and irrealty. How far can I go without slipping into science fiction. Plausibility is my guiding track. After some time I wondered how I could translate my 2d imagery into 3d installations. It became clear that an exact spatial reproduction of my ʻcollagesʼ was not relevant.”
Filip Dujardin, Portfolio 2015