Bricks of Enlightenment

Due to the theme how to notate architecture, I find this “opposite” attempt quite interesting.

Here the artist Ismar Cirkinagic tries to visualize an architecture described in the fictional novel “1984” by George Orwell. The model shown in the exhibition is a visualization of the “Ministry of Truth” . For the first short description of the building in the book, have a look at page 4 in the Novel.

It is a very small exhibition by the bosnian-danish artist Ismar Cirkinagic at Kunsthallen Nikolai:

Ismar Cirkinagic in collaboration with A-LAB:
Bricks of Enlightenment – ML2090 First Phase
Upper Gallery – and Nikolaj Plads
January 23 – March 14 2010

“Based on thorough artistic research, Cirkinagic, in co-operation with the architectural drawing office A-LAB, has created an imposing visualization of a building which normally exists only in the reader´s imagination. The exhibition presents the opportunity to walk around in a scale 1:1 section of the building, assisted by an audio track for directions, as well as a smaller model of the whole building.”

“The motivation behind ML2090 is Ismar Cirkinagic´own personal experiences with life under two different political systems. Born in Bosnia in 1973 under Tito´s moderate totalitarianism, he escaped to Denmark in 1992 because of the war in the former Yugoslavia.”

(text from the web page of Kunsthallen Nikolai – see the web page for the full description)



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