Friday, 18 December 2009

Encountering In Motion: Studio

I subsequently shot a rotating film of the surrounding studio the screen is positioned in and projected this on to the same screen in the same position.

The film was simply made by placing the recording camera on a tripod in the position the screen hung and slowly rotating it to film the surroundings.

The effect this had was that of confussion between the physical room in reality and the room visually projected onto the screen. The eye would flicker between the projection of the untouched studio and the studio in reality which was animated by current happenings.

This reminded me of the Surrealist artist Rene Magritte, and his painting The Human Condition where the artist uses a painted canvas of the view, juxtaposed with the landscape in reality. The representation and reality line up perfectly. There is an underlying message concerning the fact that the ‘reality’ is in fact a representation in itself, and a questioning between reality and the image. Is the external world merely an image and not the reality we associate it with.

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