et cetera | thomas demand & oliver boberg, the same but different
thomas demand creates life size architectural models using coloured paper and cardboard. a series of, typically, six photographs of the models are then produced for exhibition and, in most instances, the model is then destroyed. demand's models recreate specific and culturally significant spaces from time and place. by allowing for the distortions of single lens photography during the construction of the models demand is able to create a photograph which is a more true visual representation of the space than a photograph of the real thing. the significance of the chosen locations in each model is undermined by demand's generic naming conventions. a representation of the untidy bunker near which saddam hussein was captured is titled simply as 'kitchen'
oliver boberg creates scaled, hand painted architectural models from which a series of photographs are produced for exhibition. boberg's models recreate general environments which might typically be seen as culturally insignificant. the models are typically a constructed composite of multiple reference images of spatial or architectural types with the effect that a sense of familiarity without specificity is presented to the viewer.