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  • Remains of a Fall

    Tolis Tatolas

    Chapter from the book: Nirta, C et al. 2020. TOUCH.


    Remains of a Fall is a series of photographic works that presents structural elements of the interior and the masonry of old derelict residential buildings exposed on partition walls. Despite the fact that the representations in the works can be ‘seen’, for they are produced through the medium of photography, the variety of textures and three-dimensional structures, as the most prominent features of these works, can nevertheless also indirectly stimulate the sense of touch, through an imaginary way, a kind of synaesthesia. Considering them as ‘urban palimpsests’ containing important historic information of a city, an ever-changing environment, they trigger memory and become a pool from which collected data of the past can be drawn, so that future pathways can be designed for cities. While ‘eye-witnessing’ extraordinary changes in this era of technological revolution with impact on socio-political and financial fields of everyday life, touch has gained a major position in the ‘sensory arena’, even by replacing main means of communication, such as speech and handwriting. As senses are by default dynamic, the haptic plays a leading role on how law and normativity are adjusted by and at the same time lead to a balanced function in high-performance cultures.

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    Tatolas, T. 2020. Remains of a Fall. In: Nirta, C et al (eds.), TOUCH. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book37.h

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    Published on Jan. 17, 2020