REFLECTION : 26TH FEB ANTHONY MCCALL EXHIBITION - EXHIBITION VISIT : SPATIAL QUALITIES, MY EXPERIENCE, INFLUENCES ON MY IDEAS AND CONCEPTS (PROGRESSION)

Occupying a space between cinema, sculpture, and drawing, his work’s historical importance has been recognized in such exhibitions as “Into the Light: the Projected Image in American Art 1964-77,” Whitney Museum of American Art (2001-2); “The Expanded Screen: Actions and Installations of the Sixties and Seventies,” Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna (2003-4); “The Expanded Eye,” Kunsthaus Zurich (2006); “Beyond Cinema: the Art of Projection,” Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2006-7); “The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Projected Image,” Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC (2008); and “On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century,” Museum of Modern Art (2010–11).

UNIT AIMS 2.1- USE WIDE RANGING AND IN-DEPTH RESEARCH TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PERSONAL SELF DIRECTED PROJECT 

what were your feeling when entering the space? how did you feel? what could you see? was it loud? was there any sound? what was your understanding of hes work? how does this relate to you? and your work? what discussions did you have? with whom? what did you come away with? how has this changed the way you think about your project? action plan? any realisations? this being your first spatial exhibition? was there any narrative? what did he have to say about hes work? did you agree? why?

 

When first entering the space the first thing that i notices was how dark it was . this made me feel little claustrophobic and without any knowledge to what was happening around me. This instantly made me think about my senses and how we as humans depend on them when occupying a space. this also made me think about how important natural daylighting is in a space and what you can achieve by simply just not having it. mcccll uses and adapts certain spatial qualities  which can have direct physical and mental affects on person occupying a space. This pushed me to think about how i can use my space or my design to control how someone feels in a built environment. discussing what i was experience with the artist him self really gave me an insight in how this type of installation can have sensory affects on a person.  I feel having the artist share he's thoughts on he's own work gave me a better understanding of what i could then do with the knowledge i just required. visiting this exhibition has completely changed the way i first felt about my project and what is achievable. My understanding for using space as a material has completely changed. i want to know start investigating how small scale spatial interventions can have a direct affect on the way we feel. 

Action Plan 

  • Further research into ant honey mccalls spatial art, visual and theoretical research 
  • Analyse photographs taken, update primary research 
  • Investigate the affects spatial qualities such as natural daylight can have 
  • Experimentation, look at how you could use projection 

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