The House and the City: Two Collages
July 21–August 5, 2018
At Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, collage is an intrinsic part of the architectural process. The process of collaging, or cutting and combining images, allows for exploration and visualization of the connections between projects and ideas. They are active forms, resonating between realism and abstraction, providing opportunities to reevaluate architectural design methods. Juxtaposed, referential images spur the beholder’s imagination, inviting them into a process of co-creation, transforming the perception of their environments.
The studio’s collage-centric studio process works in conjunction with traditional forms of architectural representation –orthographic drawings and models – facilitating an interplay between materiality and scale in the formation of spaces. At ‘T’ Space, Bilbao exhibited two collages reflective of her everyday workflow. The creative routine was projected and translated into the gallery space, re-presenting pin-up walls, models, and collages into a vibrant, cross-sectional analysis/diagram of her work.
The first collage explored projects at the urban scale, analyzing how cultural, historical, and economic dimensions were activated by simply acknowledging and responding to context. The second collage, located in the upper mezzanine, responded to the domestic domain, therein exploring the home as the basic unit of human space. The artwork included custom designed objects and furniture that mediated in both the collage plane and gallery space.
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Photos below by Jacobo Mingorance.