Perceptions of the city through an interpretation of spatial context.

Chan, H 2012, Perceptions of the city through an interpretation of spatial context., Professional Doctorate, Design and Social Context, RMIT University.


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Title Perceptions of the city through an interpretation of spatial context.
Author(s) Chan, H
Year 2012
Abstract The rapid development of the city in the past century has brought drastic change in both social conditions and the appearance of the cityscapes. The conflict of urban intervention, alongside issues of habitation and the disappearance of old communities have inspired many contemporary artists in the creation of their artworks. As a practicing architect, I aim in this project to adopt an artist’s identity to explore an alternative perception towards the cities of Hong Kong and Beijing where I live and work and which have logically become the primary subject matter in the development of my artworks. Beginning by strolling around the city with an intuitive visual perspective towards the old traditional neighbourhoods and newly developed districts in both cities, I aim to investigate the surrounding environment and the representational means regarding the city to underpin a solid foundation for the exploration and development of a new series of artworks in a spatial context. The artworks involve both interaction with the physical cityscape and transformation of the cityscape, and involve a range of art forms such as two-dimensional pictorial formats and three-dimensional sculptural objects within the context of abstract representation. Furthermore, the project will experiment with multi-reflection; multi-layering and an investigation of relationships between the solid and the void and the contrast of lighting and shadow in the development of the artworks.
Degree Professional Doctorate
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Design and Social Context
Keyword(s) city
cityscape
spatial
perception
interaction
transformation
multi-reflection
multi-layering
contrast
light
shadow
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