Blow up / The Glass House
Photographic prints, 2008
70cm, 100cm (series of five images)
Related to the video installation The Glass House, this series of photos deals with memory and transformations of space over time. The images taken in 2008 capture the restoration of the glass house. The house was built in 1951 by the Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi for herself and her husband Pietro Maria Bardi on the outskirts of São Paulo, Brazil.
The focus of this series of photographs is on details and objects that have been blown-up from the original images of the house until they lose their sharpness. They act as a counterpoint to traditional architectural photos as the building itself is removed. The objects appear to be suspended in air. The images accentuate the objects that remain in the house during the period of restoration; remnants or arti- facts of memories removed from their original context.