Phenomena Perceived presents an interactive, illusionistic environment that is directly
determined by the viewer’s perception of light
and space unfolding very slowly over a period of time. Since the installation
is composed entirely of an extremely thin, transparent monofilament
that is enhanced by the interior’s source of light, the walls
at first glance appear empty. The viewer’s absence of information
evokes a curiosity that is investigated by a series of physical movements
that prepare him/her for an encounter. The amount of time necessary
to uncover the identity of the medium in addition to subtle details
is not only delayed but dependent upon the viewer’s personal
perception of light and pathway of physical movement. After moving
closer to the wall and observing viewpoints that reveal the boundaries
of two inches of space between the monofilament and the wall, the installation’s
physical suspension is revealed and at the adjacent angle, refrains
from completely dissolving into the environment.
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