Filip Dujardin

Speaking of assemblages, I couldn’t help but post something about Filip Dujardin, a Belgian photographer who creates fictional structures using real photographs taken of buildings in and around Ghent. Filip told Mark Magazine “I actually want to play at being an architect, instead of only recording the buildings of others.”  According to File Magazine:

Some of Dujardin’s resampled buildings are structurally impossible, constructed in ways that defy engineering. More often they are subtly implausible; for instance, they may be window- or doorless, or juxtapose materials in unlikely combinations or at improbable scales. Some of the most intriguing buildings seem perfectly ordinary at first glance, revealing their fictional nature as the viewer registers missing or incongruous details, such as a staircase several stories up on a modern apartment block, with no guardrail.


November 2, 2010