Bodies in Urban Spaces

 - Aug 6, 2008
References: ciewdorner.at & designboom
Bodies in Urban Spaces is a unique photography project by art director Willi Dorner and photographer Lisa Rastl that uses human bodies to give more meaning to spaces and architecture. They use the body as a tool for perceiving the dimensions of space.

“The body is the tool for perceiving the dimensions of space,” explains Dorner. “By putting himself in relationship to space and architecture body is not only measuring the space around him, body gives it a meaning. By literally filling up spaces that are left free in the designed space (architecture) not only dimensions become visible, it tries to make clear and point out how bodies stand against architecture and how they can change the perspective on it.”

The idea then developed from simply perceiving the dimensions of these spaces into different ways of “reacting” or interpreting locations and sites in urban spaces.

Check out the gallery for images from this intriguing project.