1034Re: work that has something to say:
- Aug 31, 2006
> .. getting back in touchHi Hue, so helpful to have these glimpses of how you think
> with the pre-frame imagination...
> domes as magical cauldrons... or as the outer
> extension of our craniums...
> spaces which, in a way, predate the frame..
> the campfire... and the dream
> .. I look up into my empty dome and in a very visceral
> way I "feel" the underside of the top of my skull filling
> with the ideas
about designing / producing for the dome - these are
wonderful analogies and your idea that painting, theatre,
photography, and cinema have taught us to see and think
within the box frame is brilliant - can I please quote you?
This raises very interesting theoretical issues, doesn't
it, as well as pointing to a uniquely intimate way of
working that you, Pip, Don and others are pioneering -
almost like listening to the dome and letting it tell you
what it wants. Using this "visceral" approach of yours
there is every likelihood that people who see your work
will feel that connection you have with the medium and be
transported just as you want them to be - does this make
sense? It's all about empathy, (with the medium's form -
it's distinctive nature) is that what you are saying?
It's interesting because what you are hinting at is that
the planetarium theatre is like a giant "brain-womb" and
full-dome experience can engage / evoke ancestral memories
- affinities with nature we have forgotten that we have???
Could you correct me here, or say a little more - you have
me most intrigued... (also, the analogy between the dome
and the brain suggests that it would make a natural subject
for a full-dome show - sure to be some funding somewhere.
Has it already been done? The prelude to Astronaut suggest
how exciting it could be.) I'm sure it would help everyone
to understand how the creative mind conceives, immersively
speaking, for this fertile new medium.
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