University of Michigan
Work from representation studio, Stage(d) Fright: Drawing (Out) Site Constructions, taught by Perry Kulper.
“Stage(d) Fright demystified, critically reframed and invented alternative understandings about spatial representation, by using conventional drawing types—staging a ‘construction site’ for drawing types, with characters, a setting and motivations. Lying somewhere between the Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier’s film set for ‘Dogville’, the photographic reconstructions of Austrian photographers Cortis & Sonderegger and early Morphosis 6th Street house drawings—Ferdinando Bibbiena’s theater drawings, Albrecht Durer and Girard Desargue nearby, and working somewhere between a metaphorical playwright, ballistics testing tactician and Leonardo da Vinci, the students creatively and productively leveraged the content of the studio—drawing types, worked on digitally. Utilizing forms of representation as generative, historically reflective, and creatively innovative, the work proposed a real and metaphorical ‘construction site’ for the drawing types: orthographic; parallel projections; perspective; images.
The work thickened our understanding of types of representation, it prompted their conceptual engines, and they found so-called content, by getting under the hood of the representation techniques by which architects propose spatial realms. This work, amongst other advantages, enabled greater discretion when working. A triptych—a set of the three drawing images, post-produced, culminated the work of each phase.” TRANSPORTED plays on themes of transportation to explore forms of representation including orthographic, persepectives, and plans.