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February 12, 2008

Volume in Multimedia

In looking at how the spaces of any work are altered when volume is removed, I am reminded of Satoru Takahashi’s (a professor at the School of Art & Design) artwork. I recently learned of his installations and how multimedia allows for three-dimensionality that other forms cannot offer, such as flattened surfaces. From his work, one can also see how the environment shapes the meaning of each installation. This reminds me of how the same word in a poem can be used in two different ways, or even how the same word can be seen in two different poems. The meaning of the word often changes. Similarly, the context, or the place, allows the artwork to undergo a metamorphosis. Takahashi attempts to investigate rhetorical questions such as "who are we?" and "where are we going?" and perhaps using 2-D forms would be restricting. The possibility of maximizing the volume of these questions would be constrained by flat surfaces.

Posted by pbali at February 12, 2008 03:52 PM

Comments

Marvelous work --thanks for referring to Satoru here.
The differences in how the components of the human perceptual toolset reveals our multimodal nature. Our understanding of what/where/how/why existence manifests in the ways that it does, according to what our human perceptual toolset measures (even indirectly via human made tools calibrated to access what our given toolset does not) comes from a coprocessing of varied information gathered by the elements of the human perceptual toolset

so the multimodal is closer to how humans experience and know.

Locations of encounter are still, generally, surfaces, but these surfaces stick out, are depressed, loop --more area is exposed, more opportunities for the toolset to engage more fully, to approach maximization? optimization?

I like exploring how a poam is reconfigured as it connects with more and merged modes of perception. Occupancy of space is particularly compelling; print objects occupy pace courtesy the spatial element that becomes the page. It is something else for the poam to exist in space itself, to be sculpture, architecture to inhabit 3D space instead of/in addition to 2D space

--not that possibilities of 2D mapping of print objects has been exhausted. Right now, through 28 March, my graphic prose poem (eight 20x30 panels) is part of the "Place.Mark" exhibition in the Work Gallery on State Street, opposite Shaman Drum.

Posted by: thyliasm at March 11, 2008 12:24 PM

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