5 Key Contextualisation

  1. Craig Thomas – Labrynth 


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


‘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.


Is it a duck? or a rabbit?

4. Mikolaj Dymowski – RCA 


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


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


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






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