Abandoned laboratories and classrooms at Val Benoit University, in Belgium.3 hearts
It all begins with your images. Take your camera and compose a photo. Once you have your image, the enhancing is in full effect. Choose from a collage of inspired frames, shapes and patterns. Watch as your image is “fragmented” instantly into a myriad of prism-like glass pieces.
Fragments website.4 hearts
Partly inspired by the true story of the Salton Sea, a failed river redirection to assist Californian agricultural development at the turn of the 20th century, Rafael Anton Irisarri’s “The Unintentional Sea” mimics the ideas of transformation of place.
During the 1950s, this ecological disaster was seized and rebranded by corporate land developers, flipping it into a dream getaway destination for West Coast elites. Before long, record temperatures and a rising level of water mineralization led to the mass death of fish and other wildlife, and in turn so too did the resort town’s population, leaving behind a vast post-human deserted wasteland. This unintentional sea had given life and now has taken it away.5 hearts
Whatever the complexity of the scheme is, from birth to death, it mostly shows a rectilinear pattern. However, sometimes it has a circular shape, so that all individuals go through a series of passages, from life to death and from death to life. Among some people, the series of human passages reconnects to the cosmic ones, to lunar phases and planetary revolutions. (A.V.G.)4 hearts