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'Tragic Hollywood' - Projection Project

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‘Tragic Hollywood’ looks at the reframing of colour, hue and geometric abstraction through digital technology in the form of non-objective art. With consideration in mind of the painterly aspects of history, captured through a digital framework, and the chromatic relationship between nested and overlapping squares.

Exploring the subjective experience of color and the chromatic interrelationship of the rectangle, the illusion of flat planes of color advancing or receding in the space, with composition and hues referencing the movement of digital technology but captured in static image. The content represents personal connection to the subject matter but also a distinct disconnection. Some points of discussion include consumerism, design, subjectivity, objectivity, politics, religion and pseudoscience found in the unmitigated format of the internet.  

Using digital technology to present a modernized and personal interpretation of the history of geometric painting and its philosophies. In admiration of Josef Albers ‘Homage to the Square,’ Kasimir Malevich’s modernism, The Constructivists and Bauhaus. Also referencing my background in graphic design programming.

Installation of 'Tragic Hollywood'

Tragic Hollywood is an immersive installation consisting of moving image and sculpture. The installation spans a four wall space. In the centre of the space sits a sculpture built from three outdated televisions sets, painted white and stacked on top of one another, facing different angles. White silk is draped over the sculpture to provide varying soft, absorbant surface texture to capture the light of the projection. The projected animation consists of the animated still 'Ghost Image' abstraction series. The lights are off, the room darkened and the sculpture and installation space are bathed in the light and colour of two projectors, facing different angles, projecting the same video playing slightly out of sync. The angular shadows cast by the sculptures also play into the aesthetic experience of the installation.

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