Stevens, Grant William (2012) Particle wave. [Creative Work]
“Particle Wave” is comprised of six lenticular panels hung in an even, horizontal sequence. Each panel alternates between two solid colour fields as you move past it. There are six colours in total, with each colour represented twice in the spectrum. From left to right, the panels move through yellow, orange, magenta, violet, blue, green and back to yellow. The work’s title refers to the two competing theories of light, which can be understood as either paradoxical or complementary. Like these theories, the experience of viewing the work catches us in a double bind. While we can orient ourselves to see solid colour fields one by one, we are never able to fully capture them all at once. In fact, it is only through our continual movement, and the subsequent transitioning of visible colours that we register the complete spectrum. Through this viewing experience, “Particle Wave” actively engages with our peripheral vision and the transitory nature of perception. It plays with the fundamental pleasures of colour and vision, and the uneasy seduction of being unable to grasp multiple phenomena simultaneously.
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|Item Type:||Creative Work (Visual Artwork)|
|Measurements or Duration:||6 panels, each 50 x 30 cm|
|Keywords:||art, colour, perception, light, lenticular|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting) (190502)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Grant Stevens|
|Deposited On:||04 May 2012 09:49|
|Last Modified:||04 May 2012 09:49|
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