PERSPECTIVALS

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Date created: 
2021-08-25
Identifier: 
etd21622
Keywords: 
Light
Movement
Space
Geometry
Architecture
Perception
Poetics and phenomenology
Abstract: 

Perspectivals is an interior wall installation and an immersive environment comprised of eight freestanding wooden-framed translucent fabric panels immersed in geometric light projections. The choreographed light patterns, integrated with surround soundscape, allow geometric forms to completely recede from perspective as the visitor walks around the work. When the visitor’s perspective shifts or is distorted, a new perception becomes possible. The layers of perception involved in such a space explore the ways that we experience and understand space, and how that understanding shapes our sense of what was once two-dimensional and architectural. This artwork is designed not to be looked at, but looked through. This calls upon viewers’ intuitive perception of the space to experience, beyond simple comprehension, the phenomenal and poetic nature of the work. Perspectivals takes us on a journey from one perceptual state of mind to another, where art lies in perception, and where we open ourselves to the present moment.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
Rights: 
This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
Kyla Gardiner
Department: 
Communication, Art & Technology: School for the Contemporary Arts
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.F.A.
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