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

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

 

Production

Paper Sculpture

Video Channel

 
 

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