remote sensing: 2014 Geneva studies

0 rhone neo-psychadelic 2

In the spring of 2014, Utopiana asked us to develop the project from the proposal for

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for Geneva in late 2015. I started recalling the score times that I have visited Geneva.

 

There was a realization, that I knew very little about that corner of the city and the area along the river between the lake and the border with France. So I used Google Earth to isolate some images of the Rhône, distilling its basic spatial form, and then viewed the Vernier neighbourhood along the Rhône, and then a curiously revealing scene of the Utopiana building and its garden.

 

The following are some of the images from the study as organized through scale and process as,

  1. the shape of the Rhône,

2. the Vernier neighbourhood around Utopiana,

3. the Utopiana house and gardens,

4. montages of this information in strips, and

5. more complex montages.

 

In late 2015 while based at Utopiana, some of these files will be expanded with text inserted into much larger images. To a large extent, this work is as literary as it is visual.

1. the shape of the Rhône

2 rhone outline (blue river on white 4)

1 rhone outline (turquoise river on white 2) castle&ingram

3 rhone outline (red river)

5 rhone outline 5 monochrome outline

8 rhone outline (white river) monochrome outline

7 rhone outline (turquoise river on black 3)

2. the Vernier neighbourhood around Utopiana

1 neighbourhood (reticulated 2) castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram 2 neighbourhood (high contrast 3) castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram 4 neighbourhood (psychadelic) castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram 5 neighbourhood (psychadelic inverted) castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram 6 neighbourhood (reds & light greens) castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram  8 neighbourhood (pink reticulated inverted) castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram 9 neighbourhood (high contrast inverted 2) castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram 10 neighbourhood (pink reticulated inverted)castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram

3. the Utopiana house and gardens

*utopiana yard castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram 0 utopiana yard (saturated)castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram  2 utopiana yard (fauvism 3) castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram 4 utopiana yard (saturated) castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram 5 utopiana yard (blue & brown 2) castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram 6 utopiana yard (monochrome 2) castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram 7 utopiana yard (fauvist green & purple) castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram 8 utopiana yard (inverted blue & brown) castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram 9 utopiana yard (blue & gold) castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram 10 utopiana yard (monochrome 3) castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram 12 utopiana yard (very pink) castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram

4. montages of this information in strips

castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram 4 Utopiana strip 1 castle&ingram 5 Utopiana strip 2 castle&ingram 6 Utopiana strip 3 castle&ingram 7 Utopiana strip 4 castle&ingram 8 Utopiana strip 5 castle&ingram 9 Utopiana strip 6 castle&ingram

11 Utopiana strip 8 castle&ingram 12 Utopiana strip 9 castle&ingram 13 Utopiana strip 10 castle&ingram 14 Utopiana yard strip castle&ingram Utopiana strip 1 castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram Utopiana strip 2 castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram Utopiana strip 3 castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram Utopiana strip 4 castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram Utopiana strip 5 castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram Utopiana strip 6 castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram

5. more complex montages (and narratives)

2014 April 17 Utopiana - Geneva - satellite scene context study complex montage #1 castle&ingram - Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram Utopiana mosaic 1 castle&ingram Utopiana mosaic 2 castle&ingram Utopiana mosaic 3 castle&ingram Utopiana mosaic 4 castle&ingram