Project proposal v2.0

Working title:

Is reality a subjective construction that revolves around the self?

Aim #1

Explore and reflect about how to represent the experience of life inside physical-virtual reality through physical-digital tools.

Objectives

Explore the different available techniques for digitalization and materialization (towards and from digital world).
 Research about how optics and linear perspective still influence the representation of reality.
 Research and explore memory and imagination as active ingredients of a subjective experience of reality.

Aim #2

Create hybrid work of art that explores reality as a subjective construction around the self.

Objectives

Experiment with different approaches to digitalization and materialization events.
 Explore possible paths to create digital/physical pieces that actively involve the mind and the body of the spectators.
Create a series of physical-digital hybrid pieces

Context

Reality and fantasy
Research about artist connecting  the conscious and subconscious  with the unconscious mind.

Body and mind
Research about the current debate on the definition of the self and the subject and how it acknowledges the existence of the physical body.

Art and Memory
Research about the work renowned Artists in this field.

Painting/sculpture
Research about the works in this field.

VR art
How artist are using VR and how they are tackling the challenge of the “missing body”.

Methodology

Research

Web search:

Library search:

Google, yahoo and duckduckgo
Youtube
Library Database search (e-journals and recorded tv programs.)
Books.
DVDs.
Papers-journals.

Attending Exhibitions:

Collections.
Contemporary artist exhibitions.

 

Action research

I will develop my action research using the following tools:

Sketchbook

Digital diagrams

Digital sketches

Physical sketches

 

Blog posting

I will keep a record of my MA activities through a personal blog, for this I have set several categories that correspond to specific parts of my process:

Research:

Thougts:

Here I will publish all the details about sources of information that I might consider important for my practice e.g. videos, web articles and books. At the end of every post I will put my reflection about this source trying to specify why I found it important. I will also keep record of things that come to my mind in a random basis, maybe while I’m sitting on the train, eating, watching facebook or else.

Tutorials:

My work:

This are the notes an highlights of every tutorial session. Under this category I will post everything I see as an output from my practice: this includes diagrams, sketches, 3D models, gifs, animations.

Influences:

Here I will post references from artists, specific pieces, Quotes and reflections that I find significant to the development of my practice.

Outcomes

Digital pieces:

Physical pieces:

This will be a series of pieces that will only exist in the digital space although they may contain traces of physical world. This series of pieces will exist in the physical space but hopefully will exhibit elements from digital aesthetics.

Physical-digital pieces:

I also want to create work of that can inhabit physical-digital spaces. In this case I want to take this concept as further as I can in order to stitch physical-digital experiences in to one single thing.

Bibliography

I will keep record of the sources by publishing a post with reference to the materials I find useful through my research.

I have a digital folder for de documents I may download and use as reference.

I also intend to keep a marker folder on my chrome browser for the documents I can not download.