Between Analogue Transcription and Digital Representation: National Library of Serbia - Beta Competition
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Between Analogue Transcription and Digital Representation: National Library of Serbia

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Present-day user stands on the threshold between virtual and real, and the emergence of new tools, appliances and applications allows constant leaps from one field to another and the creation of combined, hybrid perceptions of space. By interweaving digital and analogue media and procedures that include photography, drawing on tracing paper in three techniques - ink, marker and marker-pen, computer postproduction and representation in the form of virtual reality, this project examines the symbiotic relationship of hand-drawing techniques in architecture and virtual representations of space. The basis of this project was to capture the 360x180° panoramic photo of a chosen space and transcribe it into an architectural drawing using various drawing techniques. As a new picture representing the same space, the image is returned into virtual space using computational tool. Applied methodology consists of 7 steps divided into three phases, pre-production, production and post-production, that combine myriad of analogue and digital tools such as photography, ink on paper, marker-pen, technical pen, Photoshop CS editing. The analogue suggests to the unavoidable presence of the author which lies in every single stroke of the ink, marker-pen or technical pen. Unforeseen mistakes made in the transcribing process become uncontrollable but unique expression, impossible to produce digitally. Withdrawing from the conventional perfection still further leads to the uncontrollable aesthetics of the hand-written mistakes rather than computational glitches. Additionally, digital space offers infinite possibilities in perceiving the work of drawing and emphasizes the presence of the viewer offering him numerous different perspectives. In this way, the perfection inherent in machines is avoided, which is bounded by the excessive limitation and control of the each author's specific gesture, always present when using digital tools. The absence of digital technologies in the process of drawing emphasizes the presence of the author. However, in the context of its presentation, it offers infinite observing possibilities. In this sense, the use of digital technologies to generate virtual reality highlights the presence of the observer by offering him the freedom to find his own vintage point and experience the same image each time differently. By that means, the user is being placed in a partially authorial position as the creator of different, always new, worlds inside the given image. Project is available at the following link:

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Ms Hristina Stojanović was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1991 and lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade (2015), where she is currently pursuing her doctoral studies and working as an assistant at the Department of Architecture (since 2017). Her master's project was nominated by the faculty committee for the Royal Institute of British Architects' RIBA President's Medals Award. Since 2013 she has been working as a designer in the architectural studio URED; as part of the URED team she received the “Leonardo 2019” award at the VIII International Biennial of Young Architects in Minsk, Belarus (2019), Recognition in the Interior Design category at the 39th Salon of Architecture (2017) and Recognition in the Architectural Design category at the 38th Salon of Architecture (2016). Through her academic research she examines various potentials of drawing in the process of conception of architectural space.