MOVEMENTS-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

MOVEMENTS

Photographs by David Eskenazi

School of Architecture Alumus, David Eskenazi (BArch '09) will open an exhibit of photographs

Friday, March 5 | 6-9pm
Edge Studio Gallery
5411 Penn Avenue

Representational artifacts often aim to clarify, define and categorize a subject. In photography, ambiguous and uncertain circumstances are frozen into a legible edited object. This allows viewers to examine a scene, action or emotion without the boundaries of time, personal subjectivity or situational context. In our fact-based society, the photographic process supports an ideology that values defined and certain circumstances.

In an attempt to challenge this notion, these images examine the representation of space. Photographs are unable to simulate the movements, scale and physicality of tangible experiences. Typically, these portrayals create distorted spatial perceptions under the guise of realism and indexicality. This investigation produces indefinable perceptions of space while acknowledging the representational condition of photography. By introducing movement, a fundamental requisite to experiencing space, the images are open to subjective spatial perceptions by each viewer.

Postcard [.pdf]

By: David Eskenazi