mute spaces by serraglia mute spaces by serraglia
feb 28, 2011

mute spaces by serraglia

#2 ‘merihaka’ 2009. digital c-print, 60 x 60 cm

the photography work of italian visual artist and architect serraglia (b. 1979) aims to criticize environments, make people wonder, to make people ask questions, and to inspire a search for meaning by showing alternative view points of the world. his most recent project entitled ‘mute spaces’ is a series of digitally altered photographs of architecture in helsinki that invite the viewer to question what is real and what is digital. this medium ground between the two is a place where the viewer is invited to perceive the city in a new way and can notice things they had not before.

circa 1965, brian coe did a form study of typography to see how much one could remove from a letter and still have it appear legible to a reader. expanding this approach to the three dimensional nature of our built world – the idea behind these photos is just how much detail can be removed without losing a sense of photo-realism.

#4 ‘itä-pasila’ 2009, digital c-print, 60 x 60 cm

#6 ‘merihaka’ 2010, digital c-print, 60 x 60 cm

#7 ‘herttoniemi’ 2010, digital c-print, 60 x 60 cm

exhibition poster from september, 2010 during the helsinki design week in finland



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