MIKAELA STEBY STENFALK

- visual designer, architect & curator.

 

COPY COLLECTION - ongoing research into the life of reproductions online, COLLECTIVE COLLECTION: SISTINE CHAPEL - what we actually see through social media, COLLECTIVE COLLECTION: MONA LISA - visual communication thesis on collective memory of space, BOXEN - a platform for fast-changing, experimental exhibitions at ArkDes in Stockholm, MODELLARKIVET - inaugurating show in Boxen, SUPER-MAKER - research project exploring the possibilities of elevated printing with Canon and Design Academy Eindhoven, FOOTBALL.CITY - a research into urban spaces through the eyes of Google Maps, EXHIBITION + EDUCATION - architecture thesis on two pedagogic institutions.

 

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COLLECTIVE COLLECTION: SISTINE CHAPEL

 - what we actually see through social media.

 

What is the collective memory of the Sistine Chapel? Collective Collection crowd-sources one day worth of images (i.e. 30 images) from Instagram and re-constructs the chapel through photogrammetry. Mimicking a three-dimensional scanner, the public collectively presents a fragmented, digital paraphrase of the original space. Simply explained, photogrammetry works better the more images are available: Areas of the chapel which were photographed frequently become clear and detailed, meanwhile areas such as the floor is completely missing.

 

The method works in a forensic way, which allows us to trace back a moment in time and space, through the lens of social media.

 

In the model, one can clearly read the gap between a physical reality and a digital one. And it is not gravity that poses the largest challenge for the digital architecture, but to be forgotten, un-liked and unshared. When images of our physical reality are broadcasted, circulated and exhibited as a whole online, even though they only depict selected parts – what is left behind?

 

 

Currently on display in the exhibition Venice Design during the 58th La Biennale Arte di Venezia, with support from European Cultural Centre and Täby Kommun. The exhibition is open to the public May 11th - November 24th, 2019. Read more about the exhibition on Designboom.

 

All Rights Reserved © copyright Mikaela Steby Stenfalk. Do not use, edit or copy any of my projects without consent.

 

COLLECTIVE COLLECTION: SISTINE CHAPEL

 - what we actually see through social media.

 

What is the collective memory of the Sistine Chapel? Collective Collection crowd-sources one day worth of images (i.e. 30 images) from Instagram and re-constructs the chapel through photogrammetry. Mimicking a three-dimensional scanner, the public collectively presents a fragmented, digital paraphrase of the original space. Simply explained, photogrammetry works better the more images are available: Areas of the chapel which were photographed frequently become clear and detailed, meanwhile areas such as the floor is completely missing.

 

The method works in a forensic way, which allows us to trace back a moment in time and space, through the lens of social media.

 

In the model, one can clearly read the gap between a physical reality and a digital one. And it is not gravity that poses the largest challenge for the digital architecture, but to be forgotten, un-liked and unshared. When images of our physical reality are broadcasted, circulated and exhibited as a whole online, even though they only depict selected parts – what is left behind?

 

 

Currently on display in the exhibition Venice Design during the 58th La Biennale Arte di Venezia, with support from European Cultural Centre and Täby Kommun. The exhibition is open to the public May 11th - November 24th, 2019. Read more about the exhibition on Designboom.

 

All Rights Reserved © copyright Mikaela Steby Stenfalk. Do not use, edit or copy any of my projects without consent.