December 17, 2020
Playing with light2 min read
Thinking through making
Under the premis of “thinking through making”, british designer and artist Lucy McRae, held a two day workshop at the university of applied arts in vienna. The students had a few hours to develop something with simple household resources and a basic set of tools. By deliberately leaving out a clear narrative objective, the working method of the popular “thinking through making” approach was trained.
From two intuitive decisions and the aesthetic appeal of packaging nets, the idea of developing a room installation was born within a few minutes. A wooden cage in which differently sewn nets could be hung was installed. A spotlight projected a ray of light through the hanging and threw the resulting image onto a brick wall.
By ventilating the cage with a fan and a hair dryer, a random movement of the nets was induced. The resulting projections allow a randomly generated interpretation surface. What can you see in it?
This Project was co-created by Valentina Sturn.