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ArchitorSpace

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The “ArchitorSpace” photographs display my specific interest in and fear of the banality of spaces in enclosed areas within post-industrial architecture.
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  • The “ArchitorSpace” photographs display my specific interest in and fear of the banality of spaces in enclosed areas within post-industrial architecture.  These places are typologies of contemporary post-industrial architectural aesthetic that makes the individual appear so displaced within the uncanny.  The photographic strategy is to purposefully make these images heavy with absence; forgotten places that are entirely familiar. These deserted (non-site) environments reveal no history or functionality. 
     
    The environments depicted within the images are sites that conjure up subconscious memories pointing out the familiarity within the redundancy of postindustrial public architectural space. Tunnels, corridors and lobbies that exist in the images are the enclosed public arenas in which you are viewed and exposed to the scrutiny of others.  They reveal an emptiness that is particularly banal, and commonplace, that has become the current prominent state in the post-industrial society and the spaces that we inhabit.
     
    I photograph these interiors from a direct, frontal point of view, at sufficient distance to include the entire space in its flat and melancholic state where the individual vanishes in the glare of fluorescent light.  These are architectural portraits that become matter-of-fact, which demonstrates a primary function of the still photographic image, to record a temporal space.  They are spaces in which a room, office or corridor is virtually indistinguishable from another; repetition and redundancy collapse into an architectural singularity.  Within the images, the subjects who otherwise occupy these spaces are engulfed into the void of here-could-be-anywhere, into the monumental dissolution of space in contemporary architecture. 

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