5 Key Points Documentation

  1. Kinetic Art – Wire box.

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During my research towards finding out the importance of space and the manipulation of it, creates emotions on the subjects within particular spaces, I’ve messed around with small models composed of cardboard, wire and electronics (Arduino) that make it kinetic. This has been the very first moment that I have been immersed into the use of small models.

2.  Line Projections

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The aim of these simple installations was to find out how simply you can change the perception of a room through the projected light which was moving.

By staring into a blank space with lines going vertically towards the middle point of vision made the room appear curved and much smaller than what it was originally. They felt lifted up and above their own reality into another dimension. This proved that light is such a powerful way of manipulating a given space.

In Turrell’s works two-dimensional light plays the lead role in a space thus changing it into a three-dimension field of immersive vision. What I have been trying to achieve was a manipulation of space and light in a way that it is kinetic and that movement changes the way you perceive the space and at times makes it virtual and three- dimensional.

Although this was only an experiment of how our visual field of view when altered changes how we perceive things, I found a lot about the mind and body and how they are affect by change of visual senses and I do hope to experiment with these ideas furthermore.

3. Gap Crit – space piece

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This piece is an example of my engagement with minimalistic and relatively industrial materials within the university building. The space I have chosen is usually used as a dark space for the film society and rarely used as a mean of representation.

I have decided to base my piece in the corner of the room, where the two removable walls meet and tend to be more above the ground level than a static room and don’t often come together, thus create a ray of light and represent an uneven space.

 

I then used triangular shapes to create the paper light box of the corner of the room to create an infinite vision. The uneven use of recycled acrylic rods with Light Emitting Diodes (L.E.D) at the end of each side in order to allow the rod to be illuminated.
The colour of light was important to me as I wanted to create a warmer atmosphere with yellow light instead of sharp white one. I didn’t want the light to intimidate the viewer.

The whole composition was somewhat clumsy and fragile. This effect made the piece turn into a relationship with the space and work along with it as it was situated in, between uneven walls and uneven shapes.

4. Linear Perspective projections

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These projections pieces aimed to create a linear perspective illusion in order to create a depth in a wall, something that didn’t exists. I tried to trick the human brain with these illusions, unfortunately they weren’t particularly exciting nor innovative.

 

5. Light boxes

 

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Black box, with LED square slit that creates a light ray. Using flour above the box it highlights the visible light which I have been very excited by.

 

This environment I tried to create, aimed to feed back into the real world. This is a replica of a Taff trail and  I’ve tried to create an eerie and visually interesting environment.

The mirror in the background aimed to create a depth of illusion. This piece is not finished as I still need to add trees, tint the glass in order for the viewers reflection not to be present in the piece.

 

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This piece has been a fail, I aimed to take a piece of rock and place it into an acrylic box and create a fog, this was meant to create a huge environment as a peak of a mountain into something small, something the visitor can be above.

Unfortunately I could have not done enough fog to make it work.

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5 Key Contextualisation

  1. Craig Thomas – Labrynth 

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We see the  formless and our consciousness (mind) makes it up into forms. –> this really got me thinking when we were in Craig Thomas workshop and seeing his ideas on consciousness and his installation ‘Labyrinth’.Walking through sheets of sheer material with lines going up and down, lifting and compressing the visitors. This piece inspired me to create a projection piece.

 

2. Linear Perspective

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‘The School of Athens’ by Raphael (1518), is an example of Renaissance work of linear perspective an the creation of illusion of depth.

3. Gestalt Psychology 

: is a school of thought that believes all objects and scenes can be observed in their simplest forms. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Law of Simplicity,’ the theory proposes that the whole of an object or scene is more important than its individual parts.

This is evident in the works of art that create two different illusions which I have been interested in. Famous illusionary images would include the connections of what we know.

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Is it a duck? or a rabbit?

4. Mikolaj Dymowski – RCA 

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Deception is a project based on a series of experiments related to the perception of confined spaces. The project provides an innovative, seamless solution for people suffering from claustrophobia, in order to improve their experience.

As the populations of cities around the world increases, there is going to be unprecedented pressure on living, working and recreational spaces. However, with more of us living in such proximity in smaller and smaller spaces, this brings with it unanticipated physiological and psychological issues. Claustrophobia is one such growing concern, driven increasingly by the reliance on elevators as cities expand vertically. There is an opportunity to address this for those most vulnerable, while also creating a more delightful traveling experience for all.

5. Diorama Art 

“Glitched” is a series dioramas in smoked glass cubes by artist Mathieu Schmitt

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There’s something so compelling and, conversely, off-putting and potentially even anxiety-provoking  dioramas of Montréal-based artist Guillaume Lachapelle.

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These eerie dioramas made me really appreciate the small spaces, rather then the big ones that I have been highlighting through my research.

 

 

 

 

 

Artist statement

In my work I am interested in experimenting with light and space.

I aim to create a visual indeterminacy through the use of light, wires, models, LEDs and fog to create visual light and/or events of everyday life in three dimensional shapes. I hope to create mini environments that stimulate senses through the altering of perception and imaginations. My current work is examining movement of light, shadows and wires according to a given space.  I also concentrate my work on every day life and the ideas of creating something in smaller scale to represent what already exists. Thus testing how these can change the space and hopefully viewer’s perception and tricking the brain.

Through my work I have shown my interest for kinetic art and the use of technologies like Arduinos and motors. Creating static objects such as wires into flexible pieces.

The influence for my work is lined with artist like Gianni Colombo, James Turrell and the works of Mathieu Schmitt and Guillaume Lachapelle, which both work in small scale dioramas.

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I hope to create an environment that is minimal but yet full of visual characteristics that appear to be realistic yet available for the visitors to look above the works.

Diorama art

“Glitched” is a series dioramas in smoked glass cubes by artist Mathieu Schmitt

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There’s something so compelling and, conversely, off-putting and potentially even anxiety-provoking  dioramas of Montréal-based artist Guillaume Lachapelle.

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These eerie dioramas made me really appreciate the small spaces, rather then the big ones that I have been highlighting through my research.

Linear Perspectives

Linear Perspective is a depth cue that is related to both relative size and the next depth cue, texture gradient.  In linear perspective parallel lines that recede into the distance appear to get closer together or converge.

‘The School of Athens’ by Raphael (1518), is an example of Renaissance work of linear perspective and the creation of illusion of depth.

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Perugino – ‘Christ Delivering the Keys of the Kingdom to Saint Peter’ Sistine Chapel fresco 14oos. Linear Perspective.

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Gap Crit development

This work has been inspired by the projection art of James Turrell. I have been particularly interested in creating a 3d space out of 2d light. I am interest in the indeterminacy of space and the manipulation of it with light.

This work is also a development from the Gap Crit piece where I have used actual paper and light bulb to create a similar effect.

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Gestalt Psychology

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Is a school of thought that believes all objects and scenes can be observed in their simplest forms. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Law of Simplicity,’ the theory proposes that the whole of an object or scene is more important than its individual parts.

This is evident in the works of art that create two different illusions which I have been interested in. Famous illusionary images would include the connections of what we know, and thus fill out our brain with it’s own ideas, the ideas that we already know.

For example is it a duck or a rabbit?

I find this psychology very intriguing, that when you can create a light illusion for example you can fill out the gaps of what we want the person to see with something that we know. For example, creating a light installation of light depth and out brain adjusts to the idea that there could be a room in the distance.