Artist Statement

My current work explores my interest in light and space.

The exploration through Light and Space art and the idea of linear perspective have become a fundamental idea behind my current work.

My video aims to create a visual indeterminacy through the use of light, projections, dust, fog and apparently empty spaces; in this way  ‘invisible light’ that is unavailable for the naked eye becomes visible, dynamic and disorientating. It aims to stimulate the brain and change the viewer’s perception as well as making the otherwise invisible cone of light from a data projector become available to the viewer’s perception.

The influence on my work is primarily from artists like James Turrell, United Visual Artists and Anthony McCall.

Final piece – video

‘Visible’, video projection, 3 minutes 21 seconds.

My final piece is a video of the characteristics you receive when looking into the projector with the fog machine on. Thus, showing the visible light and the density of it in the air. As well as looking at the dust particles which are all around us in the air, something we are unable to see unless we manipulate the air and light.

The movement of the projection dances with the fog creating another indeterminacy that stimulates the brain.

I created the video to be relatively abstract to keep with the theme of indeterminacy.

 

No sound.

 

5 Documentation

1.’LINE PROJECTIONS’

https://krajaleksandra.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/line-projections/

Finding out how you can simply change the perception of a room through the use of projected lines of moving colours.

2. ‘LINEAR PERSPECTIVE PROJECTIONS’

https://krajaleksandra.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/linear-perspective-projections/

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.

3. ‘GAP CRIT AND DEVELOPMENT IDEA’

https://krajaleksandra.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/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.

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.

4. ‘LIGHT BOXES- IMITATING VISIBLE LIGHT THROUGH DIFFERENT MEDIUMS’

 

5. ‘CREATING A LARGE SCALE VISIBLE LIGHT INSTALLATION AND DECIDING UPON A FINAL PIECE’

https://krajaleksandra.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/visible-light-projection-and-fog/

 

 

 

5 Contextualisation

1.’LINEAR PERSPECTIVES’

https://krajaleksandra.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/linear-perspectives/

2. ‘JAMES TURRELL’

https://krajaleksandra.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/james-turrell-afrum-1/

3. ‘UVA’

https://krajaleksandra.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/07102015-uva-united-visual-artists/

4. ‘ANTHONY MCCALL’

https://krajaleksandra.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/anthony-mccall-investigating-light-sculptures/

5. ‘SPACE DISPLAY RESEARCH’

https://krajaleksandra.wordpress.com/2016/05/03/display-ideas/

After exploring a major amount of display ideas for my projection, I have gone with a black room with white painted screen which would reflect my video better than a dark wall.

 

Space preparation for degree show

For the past two weeks I have been trying out ways to set up my degree show space.

I had decided on whether to project onto white surface or white. I ended up deciding to paint a white square where the video would be perfectly projected. With the use of masking tape I was able to achieve perfectly clean lines.

I also built a shelf to place it in the dark space.

When setting up the projector I learned that my projector had to be upside down as the way the projectors light is being projected is horizontal and at a upward degrees, therefore projecting down wouldn’t be achievable unless I turned it upside down.