In discussing the ontology of the Image one of the key questions that arise is “Why do we make images?” In the context of architecture, the answer is evident. Architecture forms a fantasy world. The dream-vision of the architect is communicated to the life-world through the making of images and the construction of drawings.
THE SINGULARITY OF A MOMENT
120 Photographs of a blank wall is the documentation of the north wall of my bedroom every thirty seconds on 9th of October 2019, between 09.32 and 10.32. The simple repeated act reveals the improvised choreography of light, broken by the window, melting on the wall. The instantaneous change depicted by the radical difference between neighbouring images reveals the significance of the moment.
The singularity of the moment relies on the numerous factors that come together to create it. A moment is experienced in exclusive conditions, hence never repeated. Factors from light, sound, humidity, and the emotional and mental space of the subject affect how the moment is constructed and experienced.
Which moment are we constructing in the architectural image?
THE FULL COMPREHENSION OF A MOMENT
One interpretation of the full comprehension of a moment could manifest itself in an unfolding of its space to flatten in the second dimension. The conceptual transformation of the photography and its loss remains, however the spatial arrangement of the six images assign them a new role. The perception of the viewer is shifted to think spatially rather than viewing the image as a window.
When the same six images of the moment are
re-ordered to be adjacent to one-another they no longer read as a space, but rather as six adjacent windows opening up into six adjacent moments.
The product of the pinhole beholds an exclusivity to the moment.
It is an original:
The multiple pinhole cameras arranged on the constellation apparatus begin to question the credibility of a single image in capturing the moment.
We maintain a temporal existence in a bodily world and the pinhole becomes a vice to experience time in compression.