Thursday, February 02, 2006

Olivo Barbieri's model world

There is an article on about a man who takes aerial photos from real metropolitan areas, and makes them look like models. I thought it was interesting in light of the urban planning we've been talking and reading about: models are not simply 'harmless' creative expressions of a particular discourse - some of them do eventually become the reality that we have to live in.


Blogger Barker said...

This is certainly a vivid illustration of the power planning has to shape urban environments. Also notice how his art blurs the boundary that separates the real from the simulacrum, but does so in the opposite direction than we are normally accustomed to in postmodern art. Could we say that here the real is 'more simulated than the simulacrum'?

2/02/2006 2:41 PM  

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