Michelle C. Gevint

Non Places, 2015, Zine
Non Places is a recreated fictitious urban environment composed of collaged architecture, which stands as a metaphor for a failed promise. Architecture is charged with a symbolic language that I manipulate, creating a desolate post-war city scenario. The process includes collecting internet-based imagery that references Modernism, a style affiliated with forms of Utopian thought which strived to better human life through design of space. The fictitious collages perpetuate the style and failure of Utopian architecture. The outcome is a post- apocalyptic environment composed of uncanny structures, creating a city of fragments from the past, present and future. Non places reflects on the power of the cultural archetype and mediates between a collapsed past and a utopian future.

© Michelle C. Gevint 2018