Montage as an appropriate technique for this subject area (taken from ‘The Illegal Architect’ – Johnathan Hill);
1/Montage, as a non-organic form of art, proclaims its artificiality and opposes the organic work of art, which obscures its artificiality;
2/ In organic art, the individual parts are subordinate to, and in harmony with, the overall composition, while, in non-organic art, the parts, setting and context are in contradiction with each other
3/ Montage deploys all the techniques of allegory; depletion of meaning; fragmentation and juxtaposition of parts; their dissemination through a new context
4/ The uneasy resolution of montage indicates that meaning is historically contingent, open to revision, and cultural rather than natural
5/ Montage directly engages with modes of representation outside of the discipline of architectural design, through the appropriation of procedures and images taken from the world as a whole.
6/ Although Industrialisation has produced a fragmentation of experience and perception, it has also…created the means by which the world could be comprehended and reconstructed.