this is my proposal in progress.
I intend to explore the concept of time, space and reality and our relationship with it. It’s about taking spaces we know and have been conditioned to understand and probing what they mean to us, how they restrict us, and what role they play in our lives. My idea is about re-imagining our spaces, pushing the boundaries that we believe to be concrete, whether they are physical or universal boundaries.
There are many artists that have worked with surreal landscapes. Chloe Early and Marcus Jensen work with societal/political issues of today, and portray them in paintings of surreal land and cityscapes. Jenny Holzer has worked with projection onto buildings and Scott Hocking has done much work with found objects and buildings in the city of Detroit.
I believe the physical has become a representation of our thoughts, forgetting our possibilities. So many of us have been conditioned to accept our surroundings as the rule, as the end all, as the concrete, and as the limit. I think my project will shake the senses; it will invite people to wonder their potential and question their boundaries, physical and mental. I think this is priceless to the future of our lives and consciousness.
I plan on realizing this project through handmade collage/photographs/paintings and projecting them onto buildings in Ann Arbor and Detroit, then documenting them through photographs. I want to use everything from important institutional buildings to old but beautiful abandoned buildings, making the buildings of our cities my canvas. My reach would be to actually build these towns of infinite possibilities…