RECOLLECTIONS
Renderings of a lost project
2012



recollection1_web Recollection 1 - Pen on Tracing Paper / Digital Print on Adhesive Foil - 66cm x 66cm



recollection1b_web Recollection 1B - Pen on Tracing Paper / Digital Print on Adhesive Foil - 66cm x 66cm



recollection2_Web Recollection 2 - Pen on Tracing Paper / Digital Print on Adhesive Foil - 66cm x 66cm



recollection2b_Web Recollection 2B - Pen on Tracing Paper / Digital Print on Adhesive Foil - 66cm x 66cm








All that was left of an early project was a set of JPEG images of objects made up of irregular arrays of rectangles floating on an undefined empty background. The respective 3D models were lost over the years.
Digital 3-dimensional models allow us to quickly generate any desired perspective of an object and thus definitely define the object in its totality. A single perspective however is never a definite description of an object or of space. Through projection on to an image plane the certainty of space gets lost.
Recollections consists of 2 pairs of drawings, each pair based on the same digital fragment. Each drawing is a possible interpretation of the respective lost 3-dimensional model. First the camera point, the focal point, the angle of aperture, the base plane and the horizon had to be reconstructed by means of classic descriptive geometry. Then shadows casted onto the base plane by selected rectangles were rendered - recontextualizing the digital fragments through pen and paper.