Reflection

(Human) scale::: Is smaller taller?!

Scale refers to an object’s coming into being in relation to another object. The relative size of artwork is always compared to the size of the human body. Small-scale, big-scale, enormous and miniature are all terms that use the human body as relational reference. In other words, scale must be seen in the light of our human scale.

When I experience art I experience it through my own body size. I experience and interact with it with take-off in my own physical dimensions, capabilities and limits. I love to get overwhelmed by big-scale artworks and let my body be absorbed fully in the piece of work. Up until now, my art practice has been driven by a fascination with big-scale. However, in my attraction to “bigger is better” I might have neglected the potentials of small-scale. Thus, it is time to turn my scale-perception upside down and ask: Is smaller “taller”?!

 

 

Reflection after my tutorial with Jonathan Kearney
University of the Arts London
11th June 2015

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Reflections about digital art

The idea of trying to grasp the essence of what digital art is to me seems to contradict the fluid, fast moving feeling of the digital. So I think it is more interesting to explore what the digital tells about us as humans than to try to grasp the digital in itself.

Historically artists have always commented on the era, culture and context they live in by expressing themselves through the media specific to their time. Today, we live in a digital era – a world hugely mediated by digital technology – and artists make works that respond to our time by using digital

To me digital is something different in itself – but when we talk about the digital in relation to art practice and art artefacts we easily loose ourselves in the “newness” of the technology – but often the pieces do not show us a new gaze on ourselves or our world. So in relation to art I think the paradox of the digital is that it adds something new i.e. digitally created or mediated art BUT at the same time the art is exactly the same as it has always been, just in a new media. So it is different and still the same.

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The moment

I admire the past. I adore the present. I worship the future. But they are nothing compared to the moment. Im am in love with the moment. The sublime moment. The timeless instant where possibility and impossibility meet.

The moment is an advent. A hint of (im)possibility arriving.

– CWF -

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Light & Shadow

The sorrow of light is to lack shadow. The sorrow of shadow is to lack light. Without light no shadow. Without shadow no light. Let’s light up the shadow. Let’s bring shadow into the light.

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