Stiff, Andy (2004) The City Quartered. [Art/Design Item]
|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
My film for the 'Beyond The Digital Surface'exhibition, is an attempt to explore the nature of cities, in particular London, by using the idea of captured digital surfaces. In this project I have decided to take two elements and try to stitch them together to hint at the nature of my urban surroundings, London. The two elements I have chosen are, architectural structure, and architectural surface.
The structure I have used is from an old map of Seoul. This map indicates the very formal nature of a walled city, and exemplifies the relationship between structures of habitation, and mankind's desire to formalise his surroundings. Walled Seoul, has a set of strong features .The city had four main gates, North, South, East and West. Each gate has its own properties such as colour and a mythical animal. Traversing the city is the river Han. It was the North, South, East and West aspects of the city that I decided to use as a structure for my film. I have imposed on that structure the surfaces to be found in London. It is these surfaces that need re-inventing, to be presented in a manner that reflect the nature and re-purposing of physical structures in the 21st Century.
The treatment for each area attempts to play with the contemporary transient nature of the meaning of buildings in London. As digital technology makes redundant the need for the traditional building types, vast areas can be re-purposed utilised and the original nature of areas gets mixed up with the contemporary purpose. No longer do the facades display the purpose of the building and so the surfaces have just become patterns that perhaps can be deconstructed and rebuilt to relate to a new medium in a new era
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|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Camberwell College of Arts|
|Date:||13 October 2004|
|Related Websites:||http://blog.stiff97.co.uk, http://www.madigitalarts.co.uk|
|Date Deposited:||07 Dec 2009 09:30|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2015 19:37|
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