Project Portfolio Darius Dias, Michael Butterworth, Marshall Verbrugge Darius Dias _ 7612833 EVDS 2500/2900 Calvin Yarush & Marc Mainville University of Manitoba, 2010/2011
Propositions reveal latency and potentiality because they are felt as “might be’s.” The predicative patterns are “tales that perhaps might be told about particular actualities”, and their principal role in the creative process is to serve as “a lure for feeling”. (Hamrick, William S., “A Process View of the Flesh: Whitehead and Merleau-Ponty”) How much do we know about ‘others’ in our environment? How much of ‘others’, material/immaterial, human/non-human, wind/air/light, kinetic/thermal/ electromagnetic ‘materials’ and so on, coexist with/ around us? How much do know of our everyday environment beyond our immediate use? Are we aware of latent potentials in our surroundings? What are the properties and characteristics of their cohabitation? How do they relate/reveal to us? How do we relate/influence to them? What are the potentialities of their existence? What are the potentials of their living dynamics? Can we reveal their existences and dynamics? How can we ‘draw’ them? Can we tap into their hidden potentials?
The Idea: To observe and showcase the latnet effects of air movement, the project utilized fire as a catalyst to create hot air, in turn maximizing and dramatizing the latent potential of the air. The movement of hot air as it rises, and the areas of high and low pressure created as its path is interrupted became the basis for creating an installation that would react to the air movement , and transform the latent potential of the air into an elagant, kinetic showpiece.
Interpretive Drawing Ink, heated/manipulated/fused onto plastic
By exposing the latent power of heat, the installation was able to produce a kinetic and dynamic presence.
Upon closer inspection, one is confronted with a â€œreflectiveâ€? truth, that ultimately embodies the hidden yet powerful nature of latent energies.
Affected by ambient factors as well as planned and implemented catalysts, the installation was elegant in its subtle movement and changes.