Hubert Blanz's <i>Roadshow</i> series turns spaghetti junctions into dystopian nightmares.
As humanity grows so too does the infrastructure that surrounds us—expanding and expanding to accommodate more people, more homes, more malls, more servers, more cars, more everything. But more cars means more roads, roads that spiral into some kind of Ballardian web of intersections criss-crossing and stacked on top of each other until your eyes can no longer untangle them and you start to feel queasy.
This dystopian vision doesn't actually exist—yet, but comes from the imagination of Austrian photographer Hubert Blanz in a series of images called Roadshow, featuring entwined interchanges that look like spaghetti junctions on steroids. While these imaginary urban environments are digitally created, they're also based upon freeways and roads that already exist, so they both document and augment the existing road networks.
Blanz gives us an absurd look at a world taken to extremes, but if somebody doesn't sort out those flying cars, this could be our future.
[via Planetary Folklore]