The sight of sound

Thomas Demand presented his work at William & Mary recently. His pieces span sculpture and photography, and, a number of them are based on exploiting some compelling properties of paper. His work entitled “Poll”, seen at MOMA, presents the relationship between becoming U.S. President-elect and measured change in polling paper (see below).

Museum of Modern Art Thomas Demand’s “Poll” (2001), based on a photograph of a Florida recount station.

Poll, 2001, C-Print / Diasec, 180 x 260 cm
© Thomas Demand, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn / ARS, New York

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Color constancy: A grey area

When the idea of the aesthetic experience is juxtaposed with intention and skill of the artist, the consideration about what or how a work is perceived or successful can get distorted. I like the challenge of trying to resolve what our cellular receptive fields respond to with how that may be competition with what we, as human observers, think we see.

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Left and right

 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 “Left and right”