French visual artist, Olivier Ratsi introduced us to his latest project: What You See is NOT What You Get (WYSI*not*WYG). This work is mainly based upon representations of world’s perception and the experience of reality. Reminding me a bit the work of Filip Dujardin, Anarchitecture is a photographic work based on research started since 2005, implementing different forms and formats such as photography, multimedia installation, audiovisual performance and mapping performance.
These are images samples, drawn from our objective reality. The idea was to fragment a urban landscape from a sample (photography), breaking fixed elements up into several plans, while sticking to a faithful representation of the moving elements.
These pieces reshape the evolution of urban landscape, and encourage the audience to interact with the artwork according to a visual reconstruction mental exercise.
In the project’s website, pieces are classified by countries in order to show the spread of architectural changes. Works and pieces on this site suggest leads for thought and allow the audience to experiment urban landscape according to their own sensitivity. The aim is not to re-present the world as it is, but rather to suggest a new angle for observation and consideration.