PARAFICTIONAL OBJECT
TRANSFORMATION STUDY OF A 17TH CENTURY VIOLIN

Seminar at Penn Design
Instructor: Kutan Ayata
"This representation/design seminar explores the aesthetics of estrangement in realism through various mediums. The reality of the discipline is that architecture is a post-medium effort. Drawings, Renderings, Models, Prototypes, Computations, Simulations, Texts, and Buildings are all put forward by architects as a speculative proposal for the reality of the future. Students will explore the reconfiguration of a "found object" in multiple mediums and represent parafictional scenarios in various techniques of realism. At a time when rendering engines enable the production of hyper-realistic images within the discipline without any critical representational agenda, it has become ever more imperative to rigorously speculate on realism. " -Prof. Kutan Ayata
                                                                                         Alternation of the "Still life with Musical Instruments (1623)" by Pieter Claesz (1597–1660)

                                                                                         Alternation of the "Still life with Musical Instruments (1623)" by Pieter Claesz (1597–1660)