Dissolving futures


Dissolving futures


I explore the future of architecture as it dissolves into the present.
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In the age of image proliferation, the representation of architecture is taking the place in our collective imaginations once occupied by architecture itself. The visual impact of urban skylines and façades is being subsumed by the omnipresence of the city as image. This is evident in ever increasing tendencies to look at images on portable screens while negotiating the urban environment, but it is also marking the built space itself; as speculative practices accelerate urban transformation, the city adorns itself in images of what it is to become. The speculative transformation never fully attained, these images linger and fade dissolving into a ruptured matrix of urban decay and unfinished potential. Rather than reflecting on what architecture could be I reflect on what the future is becoming: faded imprints of spectacular promises. The idea consists of presenting a sequence of projected images showing publicity for future architecture.



Lyon, France

Berlin, Germany

Nida, Lithuania

Montreal, Canada

Lyon, France


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Paul Landon
Paul Landon
Elimäenkatu 25 A
Helsinki
Canada
Paul Landon has exhibited his videos and installations in museums, galleries and other venues in North America and Europe and in festivals around the world. Landon graduated from NSCAD in Canada and from the Jan van Eyck Academie in The Netherlands. Born in England, Landon lives and works in Montréal, Canada, where he is a professor of Media Arts at UQÀM, and sporadically in Helsinki, where he recently completed his Doctorate in Fine Arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts.

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