What happens when an architecture project is intentionally from another world? Using different digital tools of 3D representation, the Italian artist Michele Durazzi explores the limits of architecture in a journey within surreal minimalism.
“Was ist Metaphysik?” (title borrowed from a philosophical work of Martin Heidegger, 1929) is storytelling through the architectural detail. Durazzi has created a world of surrealist and grandiose buildings, an imaginary urban landscape where the only self-imposed limit is a clear preference for geometry and simple visual compositions. The series shows scenarios in which unique perspectives are established by the camera and that offer a careful duality between human being and architecture by reducing everything to the essentials: white tones and symmetrical structures.
“The relationship with the human presence determines the scale, vastness and at the same time the heideggerian ‘dasein’, or being-there: the keystone of existentialist philosophy, for which any ontological significance is related to the subject that expresses, both as presence that as language.” explains Durrazi.