Mapping A Site: In and Out of Context
An International Collaboration
Part – 1
MAPPING A SITE: IN AND OUT OF CONTEXT –
An international collboration of students and faculty between St. Lucas School of Arts and Royal Academy of Art in Antwerp, Nottingham Trent University, and Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. The project is seperated into two weeks. Part one takes places in Sarasota, Florida, and part two takes place in Antwerp, Belgium. While work is not confined to any medium or discipline, the work must reflect the city it was made in, as well as the theme that changes each year; this year, the theme was water.
DEAD IN THE WATER –
After hearing a certain story about a man jumping onto a dead manatee, I began to explore water as a fluid matrix or suspension. That is to say, how something can still look stable, or even alive, if suspended in water. I combined this idea with my love for typography and simple book making. The result was an interactive sculpture where the audience must disturb a book by taking it out of its fluid environment in order to read it. The books were fragile and began to fall apart once you took them out of the water.