zacharie gaudrillot-roy's isolated façades leave an eerie architectural absence zacharie gaudrillot-roy's isolated façades leave an eerie architectural absence
may 09, 2016

zacharie gaudrillot-roy's isolated façades leave an eerie architectural absence

zacharie gaudrillot-roy’s isolated façades leave an eerie architectural absence
all images courtesy of zacharie gaudrillot-roy

 

 

 

as part of an ongoing abstraction of architectural surfaces and settings, zacharie gaudrillot-roy continues his ‘façades’ project for the exhibition ‘le syndrome william gruber (the willam gruber syndrom)’. presented at galerie düo in paris, the — curated by collectif BLBC and on from now until may 30, 2016 — features installations, videos, interactive devices and photographs of hybrid landscapes that blur the border between reality and fiction. 

 

while gaudrillot-roy’s original iterations of the series included deconstructed images of urban landscapes by day (previously featured by designboom here) his recent explorations highlight buildings whose exteriors are illuminated by one, or several street lights. ‘here, I have not necessarily wanted to give an answer, but rather evoke a feeling that would be unique to each,’ gaudrillot-roy says. ‘a vision of a new world that would be only an image without intimate space, appearance for only refuge.’

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the series forms part of an ongoing abstraction of architectural surfaces and settings

 

 

 

the series offers a vision of an unknown world, without the intimate and lively space that is meant to inhabit it. small towns, parking lots and pedestrian pathways bear the eerie absence of construction’s volume, leaving a remnant of only the superficial brick and concrete exterior skin. 

 

‘I enjoyed browsing through the city, wandering through the streets, watching and imagining what lies behind the walls: a glow behind a half-open shutter, noise through a window, laughter and tears — anonymous — like a number on a door. everything may seem foreign, instilling fear as curiosity.’

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deconstructed images of the urban landscape are presented in a nighttime setting 

 

 

 

 

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exteriors are illuminated by one, or several street lights

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the visualizations offer a vision of an unknown world

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buildings are presented without the intimate and lively space that is meant to inhabit

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the structures bear the eerie absence of building’s volume

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only a remnant of the superficial brick and concrete exterior skin remain 

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the artist found inspiration by browsing through the city

 

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