N-D Narrative Dimension: overcoming the boundaries of space
N-D Narrative Dimension, a limited-edition project by the European Cultural Centre, showcases 22 photographers' works from Time Space Existence 2021.
The European Cultural Centre (ECC) is proud to present N-D Narrative Dimension, a publication by Urbanautica Institute. The book is a limited-edition project of 300 copies realized in partnership with World Architects and with the special participation of professor Angelo Maggi from IUAV University.
During the 2021 biennial architecture exhibition Time Space Existence, some selected works of 22 international photographers were showcased. Their projects were exhibited in Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora in Venice, Italy, and portray architecture through diverse visions, from the classical portrait of buildings to more innovative approaches, including street photography, abstract images, and experimental works.
Through the editorial project N-D Narrative Dimension, the ECC Photography team aims to give more space to initiatives connected to architecture photography and highlight its value. Considering books as an important tool for photographers in the present times along with the constant availability of images in the media is crucial to recognize the significant role of books in the diffusion of photography.
The aim of this publication is that of overcoming the boundaries of space through the creation of a new narrative, where the artists’ photographs are seen and understood at an alternate level and where the viewer is asked to become an active spectator. The idea at the base of this project is to redefine the standard concept of dimension by going beyond the canonical system of bi- and tri-dimensionality and creating what has been defined as “N-D”, a narrative dimension. The blank page, once filled with the photographs, obtains a new significance. The images, through their combinations and mutual connections, can be conceived as elements that have the ability to create one or many stories. The simple gesture of leafing through the pages invites the reader to redefine the meaning of the images and encourages all of us to use our imagination to create a personal interpretation of the story.
The team members that collaborated on this first ECC editorial project dedicated exclusively to photography – Elena Volpato, Suzanne Van Der Borg, Miguel Nunez, Katerina Zachou, and Berenice Freytag – shared some insights from the creation process of the book during the closing event of Time Space Existence 2021 exhibition.