Wednesday, 03 October 2012
Digital Shadows is an exhibition of works in progress by artist and PhD (School of Communications and Arts) researcher Alun Price exploring the representation of space in a digital world. Digital Shadows consist of a series of large black and white digital prints taken from scanned negatives, combined with pencil line plots of shadow and perspective lines.
In his research Price observes that most digital media relies on the conventions of perspective first formulated in the Italian Renaissance. Before these rules were written people represented the world differently; for example the largest figures in a painting were the most important. Figures in the foreground could be much smaller than those in the background. We now accept the conventions and even use them creatively.
Taking this further this Digital Shadows sets out to use drawn perspective to examine the relationships between shadows and linear perspective created by the camera.
Digital Shadows runs from Wednesday, 3 October to Saturday, 6 October at Spectrum Project Space.
Artist talk: 1:00pm Saturday, 6 October
SPS opening times: Monday to Friday 10.00am - 6.00pm, Saturdays from 12.00pm - 5.00pm