A&P the constructed image

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    i searched and found nothing, so i don't know if this has been posted here before. i came across these artists a while ago, but just found their website:

    http://www.parkeharrison.com/index.html

    i've been thinking about the constructed image lately, and different techniques of constructing them. of course, photoshop is prevalent here, but i wonder if anyone has tried other methods (hand drawing/painting on photographs, layering of materials, etc.) we used to this all the time in architecture school, but since i've graduated it's difficult to have a conversation about representation with anyone in the office setting, and even less so to the degree the parkeharrisons are doing it. also, there are very few architects that do this well, and even fewer aim to spur a conversation outside the discipline.

    in a past project review, i was introduced to the term "tableau vivant," which i think is what is going on in the work of the parkeharrisons. essentially an image that implies a narrative without the aid of a series of images, as in a film. however, there is a great example of this that IS a film, i think it's been posted here before:

    http://www.cinema.philips.com/?ls=gb_en

    though it's essentially one "scene," like what a still camera would capture, only it is explored in three dimensions which allows the kind of narrative experience i'm talking about. amazing as the work is, i don't seem to appreciate this as i would some other 2d work. maybe i just don't have the eye for film, but 2d images resonate with me much more and far more often than a moving picture. perhaps it's because films are much more difficult to get right, with a lot more factors at work in the viewers experience (sound, speed, and direction are the obvious ones for me right now).

    another artist that does similar work is jeff wall:

    http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2007/jeffwall/

    i don't know his work too well, but i think he both creates his own scenes, or recreates a scene he witnessed. he has a lot of intention in his work, and the rigor and painstaking detail he puts in to each image is really pretty incredible.

    ok rambling. any other work like these, or thoughts in general, would be appreciated.
     
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