Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Layering qualities of textiles, Palimpsest Palimpsest: 'mid 17th century: via Latin from Greek palimpsēstos, from palin "again" + psēstos "rubbed smooth"' (The New Oxford American Dictionary, 3rd edition) A palimpsest refers to a manuscript/page that is reused after having its original text erased. In more general terms, it refers to something that has been reused or altered but still… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

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Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Kusama, Bouroullec & Straub

Describing context Infinity Mirrored Room (1998), Yayoi Kusama Art: visual, nonfunctional Temporary: part of the 'Organic' exhibition (1998-99) in the Palais des Arts, Toulouse, France (http://www.lesabattoirs.org/en/node/3101) Large scale: room-sized installation Transforms and defines space and forms with use of color (white dots over bright red background) and pattern / repetition of different-sized dots. Mirrored walls "increase" space, creates illusion of infinity. Immersive experience, viewer completely surrounded… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Kusama, Bouroullec & Straub

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Surrounded Islands (1980–83), Christo and Jeanne-Claude art installation: no function, purely visual/aesthetic temporary: displayed for two weeks in Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida large scale, repetition: 6.5 million square feet of woven polypropylene fabric placed on surface of water, contouring eleven islands emphasizes by bringing attention with use of bright pink colour and scale, visually… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point