From dystopia to utopia | Fanciful Megalomania by Jonathan Gales via dpr-barcelona
The film project Fanciful Megalomania is described by its author Jonathan Gales, as some “Fanciful drawings of construction sites“. Gales is a film maker and designer based in London. For his master degree at the Bartlett School of Architecture, he is researching on the mixed use of film, animation, music and photography. Gales says about his project “the film is focused around the city and his fanciful speculations of it”, and this statement just makes us think on the current visions that artist and architects have on the term “city”.
n. pl. cit·ies
1. A center of population, commerce, and culture; a town of significant size and importance.
2. The inhabitants of a city considered as a group.
3. An ancient Greek city-state.
4. Slang Used in combination as an intensive: The playing field was mud city after the big rain.
Seems like we don’t see the city just as “a center of population” anymore. Far away of the avant-garde discourse and aesthetic production, it looks like we’re facing a globally-oriented debate which shows the future of our cities dominated by ruins. A dystopic approach to our future.
Conflating real and imagined spatialities, Jonathan Gales is working on some graphic concepts that shows incomplete buildings, still under construction, being demolished alongside larger construction sites, alluding to a city that is increasing in development plans faster than it can be realised.
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