Tiffany Chou and I experimented a lot. We figured out how to create the Pepper’s Ghost effect by using plexi and an iphone or tablet. Though we liked the effect and the original concept we were left unsatisfied and continued exploring and experimenting. … Continue reading →
What makes cultures different from one another? In general, it’s shared history, language, geography, and music. For my video sculpture final I want to explore the relationship between cross cultural group behavior in some way. It’s interesting that cultures behave … Continue reading →
I’m a gasoline nozzle from the future. You may not believe this but I hoped I’d become obsolete. Lately I’ve been dissatisfied with my existence. There is a lot of technology out there but there is little good technology. Though … Continue reading →
The next assignment for class is to chose a sculpture from a traditional medium and to reinterpret it as a multi-channel video installation. Last week Alessandra V and I were thinking of exploring holes to evoke vertigo and thought to … Continue reading →
For Video Sculpture the lovely Luisa Covaria and I worked together to create a portrait of a fictional character. During project development our discussions began with the exploration of the characters Cronenberg depicts in eXitenZ and Videodrome. Compelled by the … Continue reading →
The “Technical Manifesto of Futurist Painting” was the most compelling out of the three readings for this week because it depicts the perspectives of three different people with a unified poetic rhetoric. The Technical Manifesto is a group expression of futurist painting criticism. They begin by summarizing their manifesto for the renovation of painting. At times they include harsh criticism, elaborate depth, and metaphorical vision. For example,the writers describe artistic ways of seeing by detailing the motion of a horse. The most profound phrase of the piece is when they state, “To paint a human figure you must not paint it; you must render the whole of its surrounding atmosphere.” This concept is the key to life. Humans perceive moments through a magnifying glass. Its how we sort out how to participate in…life. Once we become engaged in something in front of us the rest of its “parts” are blurred and for this we tend to forget “the rest of it all”. Take for example, when you look at a page in a book-most see the words but also, the paper is wood, which is from a tree, that came from a forest. The forest develops from seeds, delivered by birds or humans, and so on and so forth. This reading in particular sparked my interest in exploring the physicality of a magnifying glass with my light sculpture. As a result of playing with magnifying light I discovered an illusion in the process. Yay for little discoveries!