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Title: Space dictates art > art dictates space
Author: Pinsky, Michael
Awarding Body: University of East London
Current Institution: University of East London
Date of Award: 2000
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The thesis highlights five projects undertaken during the doctorate. Each project attempts to break down preconceived notions of time and space both physically and politically. For Transparent Room'the gallery's external views are filmed and then projected on a structure within the gallery. This immersive environment allows viewers to reassess their surroundings. Speeding up the films highlights the functionality of the space around the gallery. Progressive enlargement of the films from pictorial to abstract questions the authenticity of the digitally mediated image. In 'Feedback' a room is filmed without the knowledge of the audience. This film is projected live in the adjacent room and is progressively enlarged by a computer, maintaining the inherent form of the pixels. A one way mirror separating the rooms allows the viewer to compare the Veal'and projected image. The roles of the performer and the audience are merged. "Living Bodies/Clothes Contours' uses the dancers as source material for the work. Manipulating conditions of time and scale, films of the dancers are used as a backdrop for the performance. A seamless relationship was created between the dancers and the projections, using pre-recorded and live footage, blurring the boundaries of reality and illusion, both past and present. "Construction Sites'foil owed 'desire lines'through Leeds Millennium Square, the walking routes before and after the square's construction. Through film, people could follow these desire lines, exposing construction work inside the square and reconnecting the streets. Nn Transit'explores the city by creating maps that alter conventional perceptions of urban time and space. The maps are created by personal journeys through the city, using different combinations of networks. The maps are then constructed to show points in time rather than space. They re-organise the city's form in a temporal dimension. Context is crucial. The work responds to a specific environment. A site for the work needs to be found in advance of the production. The thesis questions the value of creating artwork in isolation.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D. Fine Art) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.532460  DOI: Not available
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