Thomas Demand and Alex McDowell at Art Catalogues
Thomas Demand and filmmaker Alex McDowell discuss models as tools and interpretations of worlds and what makes a surrounding not only convincing but also a reality. Thomas Demand is known for making photographs of three-dimensional models that look like real images of rooms and other spaces. At the Getty Research Institute, Demand worked on a series of images using John Lautner’s small-scale study models as tools for spatial studies. Alex McDowell coined the phrase "immersive design" in 2007 in an attempt to describe a design discipline that uniquely addresses story-based media within the context of digital and virtual technologies. Immersive designers deal simultaneously with virtual and dimensional environments and what they contain, in addition to time-based narrative and story space.
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Image: Thomas Demand, Goldstein #13, 2011, pigment print, 135 x 90 cm, (c) Thomas Demand, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn / ARS, New York.