ArtScience course nov 2012 conducted by Evelina Domnitch, Dmitry Gelfand, Paul Prudence.
From the lenses of our eyeballs, rushing beyond the Earth’s escape velocity, our gaze slides across the curvature of our atmospheric lens, which both magnifies and brings into focus the glowing spheres comprising the cosmos. Spheres within spheres, perhaps, ad infinitum, evoke not only the structure of space, but also the perceptual process that allows us to tune into this structure. Students will learn how to hone this feedback mechanism through various 3D spheroidal projection techniques within specifically configured inflatable architecture created by Cocky Eek.
This hands-on exploration of optical physics will be elaborated by means of curvilinear video mapping, laser scanning and projection, as well as a survey of imaginative geometric interpretations of spherical spatiality by the likes of Frei Otto, Buckminster Fuller, Bernhard Riemann and Hermann Minkowski. Students will afterwards have an opportunity to show the artworks they develop during the course at the Kunstvlaai Festival, Amsterdam.