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Plug-in City (2000) - Eiffel 2

Date: 2002
Support: Photography
Dimensions: 188 x 188 cm


© Adagp, Paris, 2007

Medium: chromogenic print laminated, diasec on aluminium
Size: 180 x 180 cm

Alain Bublex is quickly drawn to the city, the activity concentrated there and the density of its architecture. The “Plug-in City” series corresponds to the revival of a project from the 1960s created by UK architect Peter Cook. In order to cope with the problem of saturated urban areas, he suggested creating mobile housing units, that is to say, individual living units which could be attached to pre-existing housing: for example, prefabricated houses on freestone buildings, or canvas tents on glass skyscrapers. After his imaginary town “Glooscap” project, Bublex breathes visual life into this slightly madcap utopia, into this perpetually shifting town, via a photo montage.
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