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Apparatus of viewing


© Abre Etteh
 

Through studies of Charles Ginnever’s sculpture Rashomon, this project explores the concept of animate space.

Rashomon, an open geometric form devoid of right angles or parallel members, presents an intriguing scenario where only the rarest of witnesses could recognize it as the same work from one position to the next.

In connection to this, Sergie Eisentstien commented on the animated body’s ‘plasmaticness’; this is its ability and perhaps willingness to morph. Rashomon affirms philosopher David Morris’ concept of our perception of space as rooted in movement. Movement around the sculpture reveals space as plastic and a subjective experience filtered through our perception. Rashomon`s form captures the plasmaticness of animated space, which Eisentstein saw as the essence of animation.

The approach to the building involved an intimate relationship between artist and environment through movement. The building frames a fluid space constantly in flux based on the position of the viewer. The building acts as an apparatus of viewing consisting of a continuum of views.

 
アブレイ・エテーは、もともとアニメーションと彫刻に興味があったそうだ。視覚と動きをテーマにしたこの作品からも、そのことがよくわかる。
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Camera Obscura


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We have always been fascinated by light. It has been seen as a symbol of goodness and knowledge.

This experiment is envisaged in a 1950′s, 4 bed roomed, former city council house in Leeds, UK to serve as a place to sleep, work and read.

Two roof lights and a window are fitted with converging lenses on blinds that project the changing textures of the sky unto the muted surfaces of the room.

The vividness of the projection depends on the strength of the light at a certain time of day.
As the sun traces a path across the sky, the different apertures project an image into the room in stark contrast with its flat planes.

This proposal is an attempt to pull the user into the depths of the sky.

This is my dream.

 
これは、英国の若手建築家アブレイ・エテーが自分の小さなアパートをもとにし、「寝る、仕事をする、本を読む」ための空間をケーススタディしたもの。詳細はリンク先にて御覧あれ。
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Lazy (and Good) Friday ~ Links

~ TK.house ~
Who: Sadahiro Shimizu, Masatoshi Matsuzaki & Yuko Shimizu / Atelier.A5
What: Single family residence
Where: Kamisu City, Ibaraki Prefecture
When: March 2009
How: One-story wood frame construction
Site Area: 3,980 square feet (365m2)
Construction Area: -
Total Floor Area: 1,399 square feet (129.95m2)
Photographer: -

~ House in Inage ~
Who: Takeshi Sumikura
What: Single family residence
Where: Inage-ku, Chiba City
When: December 2007
How: Two-story wood frame construction
Site Area: 1,574 square feet (146.26m2)
Construction Area: 857 square feet (79.58m2)
Total Floor Area: 1,439 square feet (133.66m2)
Photographer: Makoto Yoshida