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Christelle Comati

Alumnus
Creating by destroyed and abandoned buildings.
Conical Intersect (detail) 1975  Gordon Matta-Clark
Abandoned house in Lebanon
Another abandoned house in Lebanon
Abandoned house in Utrecht
Conical Intersect (detail) 1975  Gordon Matta-Clark
Abandoned house in Lebanon
Another abandoned house in Lebanon
Abandoned house in Utrecht


I come from Lebanon, a country that has recently ended civil war and one of the things that you can't miss when you look at the country is the abundance of semi destroyed abandoned buildings. For a while now, abandoned buildings have fascinated me because of the intensity of information they behold and what you can deduce just by taking a first glance at them. As soon as you start digging the surface a bit more, by entering the site and exploring it, many things can be discovered such as the reason why it was abandoned, (fire, flood, war...) objects that were left behind etc. That's what I decided to do my project on. As a final result I would hope to create an interior design that would intensify that aspect and serve for a certain function that I will determine later on during the process of my research. My study cases will be in Lebanon and in the Netherlands, by finding 2 abandoned buildings and yet somehow connecting them at the end.
Gordon Matta-Clark is one of the inspiration for my work, he was an American artist best known for his site-specific artworks he made in the 1970s. He is famous for his "building cuts," a series of works in abandoned buildings in which he variously removed sections of floors, ceilings, and walls.

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