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A LUMINOUS RESIDUE

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Site-specific installation, PNCA MFA Thesis Exhibition, 2010
Iridescent, phosphorescent and acrylic paint, bulb, timer, constructed room with built-in bench, H8’ X W10’ X D12
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This project consisted of a room painted with high-grade phosphorescent glow-in-the-dark pigment to create shapes resembling light patches coming in through an imagined window. A 200W bulb dangling from the ceiling turned on every ten minutes for two minutes duration, to reveal the room shaped by perspectival illusion with iridescent and metallic paint. When the light went out, eyes would gradually adjust to see hovering glowing shapes of various intensities become increasingly visible.

Created in conjunction with research for the MFA thesis paper, this project developed primarily from issues of perception and space. It drew upon phenomenological and existential views of consciousness, philosophies of art and architecture that challenge our ways of seeing, and observations and experiences of the optical process of sight.

Thesis Paper Excerpt