“The nearness of our vision should never stand in the way of the furthest reaches of our collective imaginations.” QJD 2005
Most modern city scapes are completely lifeless, hulking masses of straight line gridded concrete, steel and glass mirroring an accountant like “less is more” philosophy. Decorated by a pigeon patina and a film of pollution. Most buildings today really lack any form of dynamic energy, they are simply concrete shells designed to fit a one dimensional basic function. Skeletons of ideas in which we move through, conducting our everyday tasks one foot in front of the other. Whilst the accountant’s machine chops huge chunks out of the spiritual, military and medical mans imaginative sculpting process whilst bowing to the terms of the mighty dollar. In times past design projects where undertaken with passion at the forefront – now days the passion is filtered distilled and rendered lifeless through an aggressive accounting process. Our city scape end product speaks for itself.
Wildetects realize there is art that fills a single crochet minute and art to fill generations of like minded poets, designers and artists with inspiration, enthusiasm and dreams of a possible future vision. The goal of the wildetects is to create this perceived dynamic energy in the static – the blur representing movement in artwork. Artists like Caravaggio, Boccioni, van Gogh, Picasso, Malevich, and William Blake alluded to this dynamic vision. Sculptures like Rodin captured it in an instant of time. Architects like Antoni Gaudi, hundertwasser experimented with the dynamic possibilities.
The wildetects are experimenting further with contempory design concepts like – earth branded architecture, perceived kinetic architecture, disintegration of perspective, architectural shadow projection, architectural musical interludes, human driven architectural mechanisms, trompe loeil in architecture. Concepts experimented by designers before – however none really living in and picking up on the energy of a dynamic African continent. – African fauvistic architecture forms the backbone of the wildetects style of architectural expression. Using bold colour and dynamic shapes we seek to experiment with creations that explore this perceived allusive dynamic energy.
See case studies of the impact assessment building creations – wildetect style. Definitely not for the faint hearted however a reaction to living full speed on an African continent.
"architecture is the skeletal remains of imagination" QJD 2011