Above: two shots of the third painting, in progress. The lower image is the most current state.
I had my second mentor meeting on Thursday. We focused on the installation mock-ups and discussed the nature (and viewer reception) of different arrangements.
Oliver suggested that since each medium intentionally behaves differently, it might have greater conceptual impact to group like media together, rather than dispersing them through a symmetrical arrangement (see my previous mock-ups). Progressing through the space, one speeds up or slows down in response to the unique nature of a given work. If the media are interspersed, it has a different (though not necessarily undesirable) effect on viewer reception.
Oliver articulated this well by saying, in essence, the different distances involved in the experience of space is what makes the installation work–space becomes compounded with memory. The way media are installed, therefore, can contribute to, or disrupt this connectivity. Symmetry might disrupt the flow too much. In response to this, I produced a few more install variations (below).
Flat wall arrangements:
Revisited Elevator recently. Here’s the latest version of the video:
It’s finished! The photo above leaves something to be desired, so I’ll shoot some better versions when I’m able. It’s already packed and ready to head to Boston.
A few detail shots:
I’ll gauge whether or not additional pieces should be developed after critiques at the June residency–but this investigatory painting seems to have broken new ground that I am dying to excavate in tandem with the digital video projections and digital hybrid imaging.
It’s resolved enough to bring along for discussion, but paintings often invite revisitation, so I hesitate to call it truly “finished.” 😉
Here it was a few days before completion. The upper and lower left corners are not as resolved here:
Another sequence of mutations. To see the entire mutation, visit: Mutations 4
A couple of highlights: