Hirshorn’s “Pulse”: Experiencing the heartbeat of karma

IMG_2680The Hirshorn Museum (Smithsonian’s modern art building) presents another wow exhibit, one that gives enough material for long-lasting, multi-level reflection. RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER: PULSE (November 1, 2018 – April 28, 2019) engages the observer in a way that is as much peculiar as it is tantalizing. Continue reading “Hirshorn’s “Pulse”: Experiencing the heartbeat of karma”

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Gibsonian optics brought to life in the sculpture of Fred Eversley

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An inviting pool, expectation of ripples if one were to touch. Structured resin becomes fluid and inviting.

J.J. Gibson outlined a radical approach to optics in his 1979 book The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception. In order to perceive the structure of space, we need just one thing: light.  Continue reading “Gibsonian optics brought to life in the sculpture of Fred Eversley”

The left/right visual field distinction

 eyeOur visual system works for us in strange and unimaginable ways. 

It’s easy for us to recognize that the complex scenes before our eyes shift almost continually: the images in the movie theater, the traffic on the highway, the speakers in the boardroom.  Continue reading “The left/right visual field distinction”