thickened frame 

This drawing contemplates the experience of frame in time, whose depth activates a sense of participation both physically and intellectually by the potentials to inhabit this frame.

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PRECURSOR


Excerpts from Rome Studio 2013


These excerpts from two drawing series are part of Master’s thesis entitled “Enframed.” They were produced concurrently with the three main essays–rooms, realms, and ruins. They serve as observations, speculations, inquiries, experiments or responses that try to locate the center point of the referent–framing–in the structure of metonymy. The Precursor drawings examines frames as an interface between one space and another. Framing is discussed as a distancing mechanism that both separates and conjoins interiors. 

participatory views
Here, the Medieval conception of optics is considered in the framing of views. Views enter the room, projected into the interior and continuously change according to the occupant’s position. The views are an active participant in the experience of the room, its presence as significant as the walls or floors in constituting the sense of enclosure.

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chora 

This drawing explores the differentiation of an active observer and a passive observer. An active observer not only engages with the performance by visual means but also by a mode of contemplation, in which the observer goes through a transformation. This engagement of the observer makes them a participant, who completes each piece of art. This fluctuating state of performer-observer relationship is visualized as an intermediary space where potentials of different levels of engagement are implied by visual and physical separations.

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iconostasis of corridor

The liminal space in the surface of Iconostasis as theorized by Pavel Florenskii which separates and connects the secular and spiritual realms is imagined as a typology of a corridor. Programs that puncture the surfaces provide new potential for visual and physical inhabitation, challenging the tunnel-like quality of linear movement through a corridor.

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multiplicity of interiorities

This drawing investigates the degrees of interiority. Whether by peristyle, canopy, projection of a wall, boundary on the ground, a two-dimensional surface division or through an aperture, an added degree of interiority creates a progression, which also conceives the ‘heart’ of the sequence.

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a house made only of views

Building on the drawing ‘Participatory views,’ framed views are imagined as the principle method to identify and situate our bodies in the expanse of space. Locating our position in space by relative bearing is a way to construct a sense of enclosure and security.

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