Thomas Demand is interested in how we absorb information and experiences through the media. Or, as he puts it, how "things just enter reality through photographs".He is concerned with how the images we are offered in photographs, film and television present versions of reality and to what extend this imagery accompanies us in daily life.He begins by selecting an image from the press or media. It may depict an event which contains elements of his own national history, that of Germany from the 1930s onwards, or an event that in some way is of wider significance - Studio refers to the television set of the first German quiz show.From this he re-constructs the scene in his studio. He makes a life-size, three-dimensional model of paper and cardboard. Then with a large format camera he makes a large scale photograph of the newly derived sculptural environment. Thus he creates an illusion of realness that throws our perceptions of the photographic into question
chris said...fooking awesome stuff from yulia brodoskaya
chris said...paper bag made from leather, by Ramon Middelkoop
jolly says...I am making some as commissions so if you can think of something you'd like to say to someone you care about.. then let me know!
chris said... paper cuts from the lovely julene harrison (that's "jolly" to you and me).
chris said... chris said... paper cuts from the lovely julene harrison (that's "jolly" to you and me).
she's about to drop a load more images of new ones on her blog, btw - check them out.
Mr Ito, 25, started building his 'Castle on the Ocean' when he became bored during his university entrance exams. Using just a knife and glue, the art student built up an entire cityscape over four years by cutting and folding hundreds of pages of craft paper.The finished piece is now being displayed for the first time at an exhibition on the artificial island of Umihotaru, near Tokyo. But incredibly, Wataru, a second year student at Tokyo University of the Arts, plans to set his work on fire when the show is over."When the exhibition is over I will burn the castle. I thought I could see it rising up from the ashes if I took a video and played it backwards."