Untitled 3 (Convention Centers)

black and white fiber print

13.25" x 20"

2009

Convention Centers

Attending a conference at the largest convention center in the United States, I became interested in exploring the potential to emotionally and socially claim these monopolistic spaces, architecture for a transient society, designed and built within the context of no context. 

Derivative of modernism divorced from its utopian ideals, the sterile corporatism of convention centers are the product of hypermodern mentality, as if they were born from a machine's dreams. The framing of the images creates an abstraction of forms out of buildings whose very purpose and existence is abstract. Strangely intimate and melancholy, there is a sense of searching, looking for something indeterminant that would counter the dissociative quality of the landscape.