How to see a cloud(s)

Jan. - Apr. 2019 | Thesis Project | Art Installation

Overview

How to see a cloud(s) is the thesis project I completed for my MFA degree in Design and Technology program at Parsons School of Design. It is an art installation featuring a volumetric paper sculpture and a dual-channel video projection. As the sole creator of this piece, I looked into clouds as an example of natural fractal structure and used it as a point of departure to consider and explore the possibilities of artwork inspired by scientific theory. This piece was exhibited at the "Prism - MFADT Annual Thesis Show" in May 2019.

Domain

Fractal, Science, Art, Paper Sculpture, Projection Mapping, Video Production, Craftsmanship

Tools

Paper, Glue, Laser Cutting, Wire, Projector, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.

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Context

Impetus: What Interests Me as An Artist

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Significance: Why It Matters to All of Us

 
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Concept Statement

What am I creating?

How to see a cloud(s) is an art installation featuring a hanging sculpture and a dual-channel video projection. It is meant to embody the infinity within a dynamic system driven by the fractal structure. I am looking into clouds as an example of natural fractal structure, using it as a point of departure to consider fractals in other aspects of the natural and manmade world, and exploring the possibility of artwork that uses scientific theory. I am also experimenting with the characteristics of various materials and media to build a poetic environment and convey philosophical insight. (If you'd be interested in more details, check out my paper here.)

What are the takeaways for my audience?

 

Final Piece

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Production

Paper Sculpture

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Video Channel

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