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Sophie Hoyle
Cityscapes

06.06.11 24.06.11

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Cityscapes
Sophie Hoyle

22.06.11 06.07.11

During sub30 residency at Proyecto Ace (2011), Sophie Hoyle undertook a site-specific research through a series of explorations around Buenos Aires photographing the built landscape. She was immediately drawn to the beton brut style architectural structures of the Biblioteca Nacional and Torre Dorrego (also known as the ‘death star’), with their shared characteristics of a raw concrete aesthetic and an imposing or foreboding atmosphere, with a near-dystopian or almost science-fiction quality.

Drawing from the original photographs, Sophie created new architectural structures though photomontage to produce images for photolithographic prints. By folding and cutting into the prints themselves, the architectural components were again re-arranged to form new structural compositions.

Through her installation in the gallery space, the images were re-spatialised, and reconfigured in relation to each other. Protruding from the surface of the wall, they gained a new objecthood and sculptural quality. The prints were left unframed and were integrated into the rest of the space. Printing on translucent paper allowed them to be placed on top of one another, creating multiple layers of imagery, building up further the sense of a dense cityscape. A selection of pieces was mounted on the window of the gallery space, superimposing architectural images on the landscape behind.

Through processes of fragmentation and abstraction from the original photographic image, particular aspects of the architecture were selected and emphasised, creating an atmosphere or overall ‘sense-of’ this style of architecture in the city.

 

 

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

Open Call #3
Residencies 2021-2022
Deadline July 31th, 2021

 

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