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Casting Light: The relation between space and light
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV).
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

I investigate light as a variable that defines and re-defines space. I develop a technique to implement this theory in physical space. The space becomes a tool to further explore how light affects space, and how I can create a space that interoperates the change in light. I work physically, investigating, in model and full scale. I develop the principal as well as details of the space. Both are of great importance to the impression of the space. 

My investigation into light begun as a norm-questioning way of measuring space. How can we study space without numbers and hard values? And what spaces can we create if we break free from the flat norm? I study how light can change our perception of a surface. I started investigate in model how I could manipulate the perception of surfaces through changing the light inlet and how I could sculpt surfaces to make them appear different in different light conditions. The relation between inlet and surface became the principal that I started developing space with. I found that the directions of a surface structure is where I can control the appearance of a surface. By casting plaster I develop surfaces with directions and study light on them. I started developing elements with directions that I assemble into one structure. 

I use plaster to create the elements. Plaster is interesting in the process of casting, the material goes from being able to take any shape, to become static and unchangeable, unless you break it. The plaster has the properties that it copies features from other materials, such as the shiny surface of the rubber. The plaster gets a beautiful surface that in combination with its color reveals light well. The space I’ve created is based on directions and how light changes its appearance. In one light, a veil like structure in gray and in another a contrasting with a shadows casted and fragmented on the surface. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
light, space, light and space, light in space
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Architecture Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-5570OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-5570DiVA: diva2:935582
Educational program
Design - Spatial Design (Master)
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Available from: 2017-09-21 Created: 2016-06-11 Last updated: 2017-09-21Bibliographically approved

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