Krister Bladh

Concept Designer


Building Fabrics


slideshow, theory

Created for a digital photography course at Auckland University of Technology as a means of showing my portfolio. In accordance with the brief, the concept is based on a theoretical text and inspired by the work of a "mentor" of our preference. The first chapter or Le Corbusier's "Towards a New Architecture" (1923) sparked the idea, and Swiss artists Fischli & Weiss provided the inspiration.

The slides are double-exposures, blending cheap thrift store fabrics with a chronological series of images of modernist architecture from a trip around New Zealand that I undertook the same spring. The latter's referencing of the bold angles of Aleksandr Rodchenko creates a multifaceted reflection on Corbusier's old treaty.

The slideshow was publicly screened in Auckland, May 2009.