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The first exhibition

It was a success, although the crowd was a bit underwhelming, I was extremely impressed about how everyone pulled through, I was very lucky in having dedicated and ambitious teammates so that we could deliver the center piece of the exhibition (in my humble opinion). Now let me divulge some secrets about Percy, we chose bones as a element for him because we wanted him to be a critique towards the sites we were given, New York and Liverpool, cities which both thrived on the slave trade, and were at a time two of the biggest slave trade centers of the world. The two sites are set in the docks so the correlation is even more obvious with the idea that Percy would illustrate how both cities were built on the bones of the slaves, and that fact was slowly overwritten, to the point of people not being aware of it anymore. A friend said he could name 10 streets in Liverpool named after slave traders/owners, but being embedded so deep in routine and normality, people eventually forget the atrocities committed in for the comfort of others. The architectural device we created through Percy will help develop buildings that will be strongly correlated with the past of the two sites and will make people aware of it. Some might say that what is history it is already written and nothing can be changed, but keeping a close eye on it will prevent it from repeating itself. There are a lot of mistakes that humanity made along it`s history, and most of them should never happen again. Architects should enforce this idea through the statements of their architecture, people can be made aware of the past through subtlety as well, not only history books, tangential learning could be a key element in making a whole demographic aware of a real problem that could be affecting them without even knowing. But I`ll leave that rant for some other time in the meanwhile enjoy the exhibition, there are photos of us setting it up, and of the final look of it.

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High baroque/rococo modern reinterpretation extended

There is no such thing as too much baroque!!! Feel free to zoom in on the details, for the image is quite large. Enjoy!chape4

High baroque/rococo modern reinterpretation

 

 

 

High baroque/rococo modern reinterpretation, through Percy. Feel free to zoom in, the images are quite large.(check Urban Dweller on my blog if you haven`t already, more information will be available after the exhibition) Enjoy!

 

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Of eyes and flowers

 

These are some compositions I`ve kept hidden away for the exhibition, but I`ll most likely create more of them by the time it will be exhibited. With them I am exploring compositions based  on nature while still being constrained by the object of Percy.

circle of bones

 explosive

 

violent symetry

 

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This one I found to be a very interesting interpretation of Baroque style ornamentation in a pure meta-modern composition.

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Movie draft

 

This is the first draft of the clip we were asked to create. There is a lot to work on it, but I need to write an essay tonight and I also want to do some animation tutorials tonight and also read a bit. Tomorrow we`ll get a review on the movie, an sound artist will drop in to help us with creating a sound montage and also I we`ll have to do some brainstorming with the whole team to see where this clip is going from here. I`ll be posting some more compositions soon. Enjoy!

 

Symmetrical speculation

 

After the collection of towers I`ve created, I decided to explore the object of Percy through a controlled symmetrical photographic series. I found it curious how much our own body alters the perception of images. A lot of images that are boring on their own, get a lot more overwhelming, fascinating and aesthetically pleasing, which can only be attributed to the symmetry humans share as a species. Although most look uncanny because the mind keeps trying to attach meaning to them and due to their perfection, they are have a much better reception of the human psyche than their opposite,the pronounced lack of symmetry in the human body or figure, dis-figuration. With those said, I`ve named them as a Rorschach test, by perceptual instinct. Who knows what you`ll see in this. Enjoy!

 

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Smiletwins

Twinsprayer

Prayerhorns

Hornshearth

Hearthgaze

Gaze  dissaproval

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Crownantitetic

Antithesisaggressive

Aggression

New sky-scrapper concept for New York?

I have taken my speculation further into investigating the vertical rhythmic properties of the device I`m using (Percy). Enjoy!

 

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