Altered Perceptions, The Origin of Mirror Vision

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Title:
Altered Perceptions, The Origin of Mirror Vision
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Undergraduate Honors Thesis
Language:
English
Creator:
Rosen, Jay
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Subjects / Keywords:
light
art
vision
installation
mirror

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Abstract:
Light grants us the capacity to perceive, this makes light an essential and powerful tool for the visual artist and is the subject of my research. By harnessing the immaterial, transient nature of light, I explored the possibilities of visual phenomena and perception itself. In the summer of 2012, I traveled throughout Europe to the epicenter of this artistic research, conducting studio visits, interviews with artists, and experienced light based installations. The sketches, notes, and photographs from my travels guided my subsequent studio based work. During this year-long study, I experimented with different lighting technologies to fabricate miniature installations which reveal vast, infinite landscapes shaped by light. I developed wearable mirrored ocular apparatuses for the viewer to peer into for an optically immerse experience. The viewer’s vision was instantaneously distorted and fragmented into an omnipresently-twisted vision of the world. I channeled light through a series of mirrors to reflect multiple places in a gallery, transforming the entire space into an apparatus for the passage of light. My research led to the creation of sculptures and pictures that heighten our awareness to the natural world, by causing us to experientially stare directly into the the invisible operations of optics at work.

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University of Florida Institutional Repository
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University of Florida
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Jay Rosen Fall 2013 Honors Thesis Abstract ALTERED PERCEPTIONS, THE ORIGIN OF MIRROR VISION Light grants us the capacity to perceive, th is makes light an essential and powerful tool for the visual artist and is the subject of my research. By harne ssing the immaterial, transient nature of light, I explored the possi bilities of visual ph enomena and perception itself. In the summer of 2012, I traveled th roughout Europe to the epicenter of this artistic research, conducting studio visits, in terviews with artists, and experienced light based installations. The sketches, notes, and photographs from my travels guided my subsequent studio based work. During this year-long study, I experimented with different lighting technologies to fabricate miniature installations which reveal vast, infinite landscapes shaped by light. I developed wearable mirrored ocular apparatuses for the viewer to peer into for an optically immerse experience. The viewer’s vision was instantaneo usly distorted and fragmented into an omnipresently-twisted vision of the world. I channeled light through a series of mirrors to reflect mu ltiple places in a gallery, transforming the entire space into an apparatus for the passage of light. My research led to the creation of sculp tures and pictures that heighten our awareness to the natural world, by causing us to ex perientially stare dire ctly into the the invisible operations of optics at work.