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The meaning of reflection in sculpture, Tullamore Phoenix

Sander, Ralf (2017) The meaning of reflection in sculpture, Tullamore Phoenix. Republic of Ireland, Kilcruttin, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Scoil Mhuire [Artefact]

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URL: https://scoilmhuiretullamoreblog.com/2017/09/06/a-masterpiece-on-our-doorstep/

Abstract

This installation investigates the importance of the absence of the visible object and the meaning of reflection for sculptural installation. In the void of the reflection, the object manifests itself as a force field in which materiality becomes immaterial, the solidity of objects is negated by recessive and vanishing space, indicating the infinite. Using an optical anamorphism, the visualization of a mathematical operation called an affine transformation is used. The process of extreme anamorphosis has been used by artists to disguise images and scatological scenes, and other furtive images from a casual viewer, while revealing an undistorted image to the knowledgeable spectator. Usually this process was used in small scale and projected on cylinders. The cone shaped object was the solution for the problem of a large scale reflection based anamorphosis that was developed in the context of this project.

Item Type:Artefact
Keywords:Public art, anamorphosis, sculpture, reflection, installation, ralf sander, artist, fine art, transformation
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Creative Ecologies
Art and Design Research Institute
Location:Republic of Ireland, Kilcruttin, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Scoil Mhuire
Location:Tullamore
Date:20 February 2017
ID Code:39267
Deposited By: Mr Ralf Sander
Deposited On:07 Jan 2018 17:16
Last Modified:07 Jan 2018 17:16

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