Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I am in limbo at the moment, in terms of studio work, so I spent the day researching different artists and theories, connected to my own work. I have a strong interest in the work of Anish Kapoor, and Felix Gonzalez Torres, both of which have used mirror in unique and interesting ways; in terms of 'anticipated perception' of the viewer. Their work distinguishes a responsibility, that ultimately lies with the viewer; a shift from the didactic, to the open ended. In some sense it could be described as a theatrical experience, where viewer is audience and player. The viewer is asked to contemplate the work, or perhaps it could be said that the work itself, makes the viewer work, or piece together the work (interaction). It raises questions of the nature of self perception.
Posted by RICHARD J. WILLIAMS ™ at 9:35 PM