2015 • DUCK - Portfolio / Olivier CABLAT
In 1930, duck farmer Martin Maurer from Flanders, Long Island, decided to construct a giant duck-shaped shop to sell the Peking ducks they raised to passing motorists.
In 1972, in the book Learning from Las Vegas, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott- Brown, and Steven Izenour, studying the architecture of that city, outlined 2 main concepts of popular, fonctionnal and commercial architecture : the decorated shed and the «Duck» : a building in which the form highlights its primary function in a literal and most often ostentatious and playful manner. A building that is also a sculpture and a sign : the term honnors the Big Duck on Flanders.
In 2014, Olivier Cablat try to re-activate the concept of the DUCK by building a massive digital archive, without any geographical and historical limit. This archive is made by a part of personnal pictures, digitalized publications and found pictures on the touristic and curiosity databases from the Internet. These picture will constitue the RAW material of his multifaceted project DUCK, A theory of Evolution, a fictionnal and genealogic study about the mutations of the DUCK, more or less closed to the original concept.
Designed by Olivier Cablat
Pigment prints X 11 • 30x40 cm / Edition of 8 ex. + 2 AP
Printed on Canson Etching Rag 310g/m2 - Protected with polyurethan slides and hahnemühle neutral box
© Olivier Cablat 2015
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Price : € 2000 (edition 1-4)
Price : € 3500 (edition 4-6)
Price : € 5000 (edition 7-8)
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