concrete jungle

(beware of lines!)


Concrete jungle is a series of works, developed in different capitols in Europe. These multiple exposures are showing a brief overview of our self constructed concrete jungle, nowadays our habitual environment. The title refers to a song written by Bob Marley which describes feelings of confusion, isolation, overload and lonlyness inside a concrete jungle. Each image I percieved caused mixed feelings: ancient buildings are beautiful but use to provoque melancholy as they remind me of transience, block buildings recently constructed bore me as they seem to look all the same and modern buildings are impressive, attractive and scary at the same time as they get more and more sterile, massive and confusing .They reminded me immediatly of the following quote:

"The ruler is the symptom of the new disease, disintegration of our civilisation.Today we live in a chaos of straight lines, in a jungle of straight lines. If you do not believe this, take the trouble to count the straight lines which surround you. Then you will understand, for you will never finish counting."

-Friedensreich Hundertwasser

(Mouldiness Manifesto against Rationalism in Architecture 1958/1959/1964)