The Design (Projekt) / Jirí Barta / 1981

The Design (Projekt) / Jirí Barta / 1981


Footnotes

The Design takes urban development by way of wallpaper, blueprints and glue, as a layout of a housing complex is quartered off, and a multiethnic array of inhabitants are placed inside each designated “apartment,” a sketched box. The cutout technique allows Barta to modernize figures in motion; a goat has its horns pulled off, its tail molded until it morphs into a domestic dog, while a quaint farmer’s wife finds her bucket plucked out of her hands and replaced with a shiny sink. Barta’s coup is flattening these individuals until they are not merely silent, but black and white, indistinguishable figures pressed under layers upon layers of housing. ➡︎


Sources

◼︎ The Animation of Jirí Barta / Jenny Jediny / 2007


Casa de Vidro / Tapio Snellman / 2012

Casa de Vidro / Tapio Snellman / 2012

MODEL / Dylan Reibling / 2012

MODEL / Dylan Reibling / 2012