The One and the Multiple




Suburbia, Home, Virtual Reality, Urban Interiors, Photogrammetry


an artwork designed in response to Frank and Eunice Corley’s photographic collection of Brisbane’s suburbia. It departs from the construction of image as a transitional element, built in our minds through empirical experience. Similar to photographer Frank Corley’s work process, in order to represent space, one has to be present. Understanding Corley’s photographic collection as an ontological database oriented by the question of the one versus the multiple, the artwork exposes the decision that affects the work on two distinct levels: effects arising from the specific manner in which Corley privileges the multiple over the one, and affects arising from the very fact that the collection starts with opportunities in multiplicity.

The creation and appropriation of The One and the Multiple is not based on the image itself, but rather on its empirical connection to people. Through the use of drone-captured photogrammetry and point-clouds, data is translated into a multimodal spatial experience, which abstracts how and why one may become influenced by a photograph through a digital deconstruction of the image and its subsequent materialisation. Nonetheless, as one is constantly immersed in space, our mental space is constantly producing new paths or connections, either consciously or subconsciously through the technicity of the artwork. Folding inward, The One and the Multiple reveals photography as a visual dialectic that is altered in the immersive and multimodal use of virtual reality. As a form of enquiry, The One and the Multiple reveals a philosophy that is always dynamic, exposing relations between concepts and categories of the Corley Collection.


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Author Biography

Frederico Fialho Teixeira, University of Queensland

Dr Frederico Fialho Teixeira has been working in the field of digital architecture for the last 15 years. He has previous academic and research experience, and he was an Awarded Fellow at the Media Arts and Technology department, based in the California Nano Systems Institute. He co-established and developed an international research program on the studies of Perception of Space in Architecture and Culture, focusing on the use of Augmented Reality and its cognitive spatial affects. His architectural practice includes being part of world leading practices such as Zaha Hadid Architects, among individual prizes in international art and architectural competitions, he also holds professional degrees in architecture by both the Portuguese Chamber of Architects (OA) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Dr Fred Fialho Teixeira research focuses on spatial design through an intersection of new media and computational design strategies with a focus on biological paradigms. Presently he integrates the use of virtual reality and algorithmic design to enable a next-generation of sustainable architecture in terms of advance manufacturing and cultural sustainability.



How to Cite

Belek Fialho Teixeira, Müge, and Frederico Fialho Teixeira. 2020. “The One and the Multiple”. Idea Journal 17 (01):221-36.