»spéculations immobilières« by Josué Rauscher (PDF).


»Battles of Troy« (2004) is a study on the internal economy of contemporary globalized cinema production, through the eyes of the lowest unit in the production hierarchy – the extras. The focus of the study is the making of the Warner Bross Motion Picture »Troy« (2004). Starting in 2003 with a budget of 185 000 000 USD, Troy is one of the most expensive productions ever made. It interprets Homer’s Illiade. The project is based on the fact that 300 people from the core »specialised« group of stunds in »Troy« are Bulgarians. The warner Bross project, executed by the British branch of the company, shot in UK, Malta and Mexico suddenly appeared to be in need of an elite group of extras that not only possessed the physical prowess necessary to convincingly stage the battle scenes, but also had a believably Mediterranean look. The perfect soldiers were recruited from the Sports Academy in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.


»A Walk in the neighbourhoods« (2007). The source for the narrative of the movie is a collection of images (3D models) taken from properties-development companies and real-estate agents presentations. The projects are part of a rapid boom in properties-development that Bulgaria witnessed in the last years. Both Projects by Krassimir Terziev.


Real Estate-100 Aerial Drawings is specially produced as a web-based project by Heman Chong transforming an existing architecture to pictogram using a benefit of presentation on a flat computer monitor. Chang collected satellite pictures of Singapore, which is the city he grew up in, and traced out 100 of existing building shapes from a bird’s-eye view. Each drawing puts together with its actual address in the city simply colored with a red on a white background, which represent a color of the Singaporean national flag.


Real Estate (StratosphereRemix) takes the architectural ambitions of SMU as a conceptual background to a historical survey of other Singapore landmarks. By Heman Chong.