Month: May 2014

Brief of my work

In this MA course,it was the first time I learn about digital. I was intrigued by digital art especially interactive work. Then I began to look at some interactive artwork and read some article about interactive. In the article ‘The art of interaction’,author discuss about interaction art how to attract audience stay longer,their emotion will motivate their action and experience. My first critique is interactive art is more functional,similar as computer game. But at the same time I found that some artist is too much focus on the function and ignore the visual and experience. Especially after reading other article and book of interaction.I think interaction in the art is not only attract audience stay longer,but also have a aesthetic experience and produce a profound thinking,that is the meaning of art.

Then I found the aesthetics is uncontrollability,because the aesthetics in interactive work is present and create by audience’s participation. Some interaction are created by unconsciousness. That I wrote my research paper about the uncontrollability of aesthetics in interaction,and looked at two artwork which use sound interaction to transform in visual and audio.(Link of research paper)

Interactive which I used as example in the research paper:

‘Voice Tennel’

‘Which is your brass voice?’

Then I found how can artist control aesthetics of their work depend on how much control they give audience. It also depend on one perception transform in how many perception. So I decided to use voice interact transform to visual effect.

 

I tried to do some experiments.

(More information)

(more information)

However,the content and form should be connect,interaction help artist to narrate objective in a suitable way,provide a quality and meaningful experience to participant. So I need to think about the content. I was interested in some mysterious and spiritual issues. So I began to read some book I interested in such as ‘The inner eyes’,’mysticism’ and looked at some work. (link)

5461721f9e0395b2f2084ffae9e9e451 art_article2_6 sculptuur brons sculptuur brons

I found that these issue which I interested in also mention about perception,spirit,illusion and mystical experience. In order to use a more scientific point to looked at them,I found some information about psychedelic. I found they have many similarity. Those psychedelic which people describe are amazing. I began to collect these experience.

IMG_9891 IMG_9890 IMG_9889 IMG_9887 IMG_9888 IMG_9861 IMG_9862 IMG_9886 IMG_9859 IMG_9646IMG_9647 IMG_9648

And also come with my final project idea.(more information)

In daily life,self and the outside physical world are separated. Take the outside world as human’s opposite matter,as the object,to experience,and produce the modern science and technology. Especially in today’s technological society,the comparison of self and outside matter particularly evident that create alienation,threat and loneliness. After people use psychedelic,the boundary of per se and outside world become blurred,it bring pleasure temporary. So this experience intend to enlarge perception. Especially some perception which we can not control. Awake people self-consciousness and self-focus. 

J.E.D.Esguirol explain about illusion,’A perception without an object.’  K.Jaspers said illusion is a wrong perception,it is not caused by distortion of the senses or incorrect interpretation,when it happened,just like real perception. In my opinion,in some extent,interactive experience is kinds of illusion. Like in immersive experience,audience feel they are in some where,but actually they sill in a gallery or exhibition. So I will try to use AE and processing to create video which also have interaction with audience.

I will try to use fabric create a multi layer space,project illusion video on it. Multi layer will produce a kind of misty and virtual visual. And also try to use psychological hints to combine with interaction. In those psychedelic experience,people also mention about voice illusion. Thus I will try to use voice to make interact. Receiving the surround sound and transform to another audio effect and visual effect at the same time.

IMG_9677

 

Some video experiment:

Here is my project proposal:link.

 

Advertisements

New Project proposal

1.Working Title:

Aesthetics of illusion

2.Aims+Objectives:

Aim:create an aesthetic illusion experience to audience within visual and audio.

-To see how can this experience contact with perception

-To see how important aesthetic visual and audio for experience

-To learn how the interaction of audience become a part of digital artwork.

 

 3.Context:

Historical- Scientists discovered accidentally different hallucinogens from plants.  Actually before this,it also used by religion which will create mystical experience long times ago,such as see the god and angel,or meditation. It also influence mysticism. These mystical experiences consolidate the position of religion and mysticism.

Contemporary-Hallucinogens become popular and used by hippy. These psychedelic experiences which affect all perception inspire lots of people to recognize the world and themselves,they said it is a amazing aesthetic experience. However,these hallucinogens were be banned by government because it was misused by lots of people. But now more and more subject use hallucinogens for experiment and treatment,such as neurology. It do a great job to psychopath like depression patient.

Theoretical-As my research paper,talk about the aesthetic of interaction is more focus on aesthetic of experience. The psychedelic experience open people’s perception and create a new experience which difference from our daily life. Aldous Huxley explain about it in his book ‘The door of perception’. ‘Each person is at each moment capable of remembering all that has ever happened to him and of perceiving everything that is happening everywhere in the universe. The function of the brain and nervous system is to protect us from being overwhelmed and confused by this mass of largely useless and irrelevant knowledge, by shutting out most of what we should otherwise perceive or remember at any moment, and leaving only that very small and special selection which is likely to be practically useful. According to such a theory, each one of us is potentially Mind at Large.’  

In daily life,self and the outside physical world are separated. Take the outside world as human’s opposite matter,as the object,to experience,and produce the modern science and technology. Especially in today’s technological society,the comparison of self and outside matter particularly evident that create alienation,threat and loneliness. After people use psychedelic,the boundary of per se and outside world become blurred,it bring pleasure temporary. So this experience intend to enlarge perception. Especially some perception which we can not control. Awake people self-consciousness and self-focus. 

4.Methodology:

J.E.D.Esguirol explain about illusion,’A perception without an object.’  K.Jaspers said illusion is a wrong perception,it is not caused by distortion of the senses or incorrect interpretation,when it happened,just like real perception. In my opinion,in some extent,interactive experience is kinds of illusion. Like in immersive experience,audience feel they are in some where,but actually they sill in a gallery or exhibition. So I will try to use AE and processing to create video which also have interaction with audience.

5.Outcomes:

I will try to use fabric create a multi layer space,project illusion video on it. Multi layer will produce a kind of misty and virtual visual. And also try to use psychological hints to combine with interaction. In those psychedelic experience,people also mention about voice illusion. Thus I will try to use voice to make interact. Receiving the surround sound and transform to another audio effect and visual effect at the same time.

 

Fabric test

Fabric had finally come. I choose two kind of fabric which their density may similar as silk.

1.Chiffon polyester fabric

IMG_9912

The pattern which projected on chiffon is very clear and  display gradually.

 

2.Muslin cotton

IMG_9914

This one although it can be projected,but its texture is rough and wrinkle easily.

Thus I think I will choose chiffon to as the projected fabric.

 

13/05/2014

Today I had do some research.

These are some image drew by some artist after they use hallucinogen.

art_article2_2

Witkacy made this 1929 portrait of Neny Stachurskiej under the influence of peyote. (Jakimowicz 1985, plate 143).

art_article2_3

Witkacy made this 1929 portrait of Teodora Bialynickiego-Birul under the influence of mescaline. (Jakimowicz 1985, plate 151).

art_article2_4

Created under the influence of a psychedelic in a clinical setting (Roubíček 1961).

art_article2_5

Created under the influence of a psychedelic in a clinical setting (Roubíček 1961).

art_article2_6

Dr. Gerald Oster, chemist turned artist, following his LSD experience; pictured superimposed on one of his paintings. Photograph by Yale Joel, taken from “Psychedelic Art” in Life magazine, September 9, 1966.

art_article2_7

Assorted mushroom-inspired images created by French subjects in Paris.

art_article2_8

Mandalas created before (left) and after (right) an LSD session conducted in 1972 at the Maryland Psychiatric Center (Schultes & Hofmann 1979).

art_article2_9

The phenomenon of alteratuion in the appreciation of the body extermities is illustrated in a sophisticated way by a professional painter. This drawing was executed by a well-known Czech artist after the recovery from LSD intoxication (Pandorama Sandoz, March-April 1968).

art_article2_12

An untitled ink drawing done by Henri Michaux while under the influence of mescaline. From the collection at the Tate Gallery.

art_article2_13

Assorted drawings of a model made at various stages of LSD inebriation.

 

IMG_9884IMG_9885

And also found an relevant  video.

The chemical structure of hallucinogens and the structure of some substance in our body have close contact,such as DMT,also belong to a substance in out body. The latter is the central nervous system,such as LSD can change one’s character,world view and behavior. It have power to shape our destiny,but its productivity or damage cannot be controlled by our will. Substances such as adrenaline,formation or release through the thoughts and emotions. So as to determine the relevant part of the nervous system function. So we can imagine,our physical body is easily affected and shaped by our consciousness,our intellectual nature is shaped by our biochemistry mechanism. Hallucinogens just like a door of the consciousness,blurs the boundaries between consciousness and the physical world. More like consciousness is the foundation of universe,material is result of consciousness.

Now people immersed in the material world,ignoring the spirit of their own. These material leads to more and more people are lonely and empty. In the future,maybe they need these medicines to fill their spiritual emptiness.