Views from the Field Exhibition

SCI-Arc Gallery, 2021

Views from the Field documents the spatial complexity of Walter Netsch’s late 20th Century Architecture through the photographs of Orlando Cabanban.

Taking inspiration from Cabanban’s photographic interest in capturing multiple subjects within each frame, the exhibition reconstructs the photographs as large 3-dimensional image-objects.

Each object recomposes and transforms the space of Netsch’s interiors into a multitude of views and illusionary spaces.

Through the layered interests and sensibilities of Walter Netsch, Orlando Cabanban, FreelandBuck, and gallery visitors, the exhibition highlights the ambiguity of authorship inherent in architecture and architectural photography.

The architecturally-scaled objects are designed, detailed and assembled from graphically-printed architectural materials: metal, wood, mirror, and cork.

The exhibition extends out research and design work on the history of architectural illusion in relation to the multiplicity and hybridity of contemporary visual culture and the emergence of flat-bed printing as contemporary building technology.



Project Team: Luiza De Souza, Alex Kim, Moriah Haley, Cole Masuno, Zane Mechem, Ken Mishima
Photography by Joshua White
Original Photographs Courtesy of SOM
Copyright Orlando R. Cabanban, William Lukes, Ezra Stoller I /Esto