Point of view: Waikato Museum 2018

McConnell, Luke (2018) Point of view: Waikato Museum 2018. Indelible: Puumau Tonu, Point of View.

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Official URL: http://waikatomuseum.co.nz/exhibitions-and-events/...

Abstract or Summary

Point of View is a perception based installation presented as part of the 'INDELIBLE' exhibition at Waikato Museum. The work consists of a 3 sided box suspended above the viewer. The box is painted white and is projected onto from above the primary viewing point (this prevents the viewer from noticing the projector, but also from blocking the projection). The light-based projection onto the surface of the box creates the illusion that the 3 sided box is actually a 6 sided cube. The viewer is invited to move around the space, observing the cube. Once the viewer walks under or past the suspended cube, they enter the secondary viewpoint in which they see the actual form of the box – a 3 sided/open box. The work talks about how we as individuals perceive communities depending on our unique viewpoints. One may see a community as a negative group, where others see the same group as supportive or encouraging. Communities are built on shared or common attitudes and interests, because of this, our own experiences shape the way we see them. It raises questions about the difference between reality and perception.

Item Type:Contribution to a Show/Exhibition
Keywords that describe the item:Perception, Cube, Light, Box, point of view, projection, installation, Waikato Museum, viewpoint.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:6396
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Deposited On:12 Dec 2018 03:45
Last Modified:18 Dec 2018 06:10

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