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Title: Pseudomorphic linearity
Authors: Tan, Yi Tong
Keywords: DRNTU::Visual arts and music
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: Pseudomorphic Linearity can be translated and comprehended as the deceptive or false state of being linear. The idealized intention of the entire project sets its basis upon encapsulating the childhood nostalgia derived from an oriental game know as Rope Skipping. However, the intentions of the final outcomes conceived are not solely limited to that. The varied forms of the final outcomes are collectively convicted to address wider topics translated through their visually optical designs. They aim to arouse human perceptions resulting from actual movements of the spectators and also from the constructed objects themselves. The illusory movements generate ambiguity and provide open interpretations to the spectators. Due to the physical nature of the conceived designs, the eye-brain system and the psychology of perception are exploited. Undoubtedly, the quality and poetic associations of light has also inspired the envisioned outcomes. The interchangeable play between light and shadows can create atmospheric illuminations that accentuate spaces. The shadow play that is further animated by the changing light conditions throughout the day reinforces the kinetic dimensions, adding relevance to the intentions of the project. Finally, the derived outcomes of the project are also motivated to enhance tactile experiences materially. The choice of hard and soft materials are believed to have interpreted the project initial inspiration of rope skipping appropriately and translated in terms of their designs. The result of the project comprises of a series of luminaires. All pieces embody the thematic design element of a parabola, extracted from observing the shape a swiveling rope. The parabolic symbols are then explored planarly and then volumetrically to create the structural designs of the set of luminaires. The linear reinforcements and weaving techniques employed within the set of designs are intended to generate and stimulate the idea of ambiguous curves, the illusion of dynamic movement and also the subtlety of the Moiré effect. As such, the series of luminaires aim to physically and metaphorically represent the notion of rope skipping through the abstraction of form, medium and material. They serve to perform aesthetically and functionally, with invigorated originality, meaning and content.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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