Re-construction (Gladstone)

Martie Giefert

Martie Giefert is interested in architectural experience and the role it plays in shaping memory. Re-construction (Gladstone) is a site-specific installation created in response to the 3rd floor, interacting in a deliberate way with its surrounding context. By deconstructing and recreating spatial encounters, the artist explores how the medium of photography has the capacity to influence our experience of space.

Using a hybrid of analogue photography and digital technology, his constructions reference both the film negative and hyperreal digital environments. Giefert’s photographs are uncanny—formally ordered, enhanced, and yet strangely familiar. His work draws attention to how the limitations of perception mediate our experience of environments.