Dwelling on Emptiness
Part 1: A Catalogue of Ideal Houses
A tribute to one of Superstudio’s 12 radical fantasies of urban planning: 12 Ideal Cities (1971): The 11th City, City of splendid houses.
Citizens of ‘City of splendid houses’ sole aim is to possess the most beautiful house. Its society is self-contained, propelled by their yearnings.
Fragments of personal collection images of Virada’s ideal houses are cataloged in collages and photomontages form. These secluded yearnings of owning the entire collection may reflect the society’s collective reverie of excessive ownership. Through the looking glass of capital consumerism mentality, the question is raised; is being able to own all a utopia or a dystopia?