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.’ Thanks Designboom
French photographer Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy presents the ongoing “Façades” series, which deconstructs images of urban landscapes down to the mere surfaces of the buildings that populate them. The digital architectural interventions illustrate cities, small towns, parking lots and pedestrian pathways, whose homes and apartment buildings bear the eerie absence of construction’s mass; only the superficial brick and concrete exterior skin remains. Wandering through foreign city streets, Gaudrillot-Roy observes and imagines what lies behind the walls he passes — a glow through a lit window, noise from a television, laughter and tears. He explains, “this series offers a vision of an unknown world that would only be a picture, without intimate space, with looks as the only refuge.” (src. Designboom)