AND PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE: VISUAL METALEPSIS
ESSAY BY MARÍA JOSÉ PRADA RODRIGUEZ
Architectural space and photographic image: visual metalepsis.
Currently, the representation of architectural space in contemporary art is made in some ways that are not only illusionistic, figurative or projected on the plane of the work, but give perspectives of understanding which include the physical limits of the image itself as much as real space in which it is placed, bringing different diegetic levels together within the artwork and making possible the self-reflexive’s eye of the onlooker.
This paper tracks down authors in photo-installations and pieces of work based on bidimensional photographic image that put in question the relation between reality and representation through mechanisms of disruption, collapse and displacement, such as Aitor Ortiz, Mike Hewson, Ofra Lapid or Patrick Grijalvo.
The Decline Of Rural America, Captured In Replicas Of Decaying Homes
..."Her models are made from printed photos of real buildings she discovered online, held together with cardboard, wood, and other materials. Lapid discovered the work of an amateur photographer in North Dakota–kept anonymous at Lapid’s request–who had taken numerous detailed photos of the condemned structures."
AND HILA COHEN-SCHNEIDERMAN
In her series of photographs, Ofra Lapid documents buildings of modernist architecture based on images, she found in a blog. Her eyes are attracted to buildings which, despite their violent and blatant presence in their actual environment, retain a certain magical allure in the photographic images.
From the catalog accompanying
the show Search Engine, 2012
Curators: Sergio Edelsztein and
The Center for Contemporary Art
at the Rachel & Israel Pollak Galler