July 24, 2014, 3-4PM
From the Artists Diana Abells and Pete Morgan
In the immersive installation Unfolding the Periphery, viewers are invited to move through a constructed set that challenges their perception of the space. The installation examines the border between what is familiar and unfamiliar, pitting peripheral vision against central vision, and domestic and institutional space against geometric space. By layering memories and imaginations of space onto the reality of the room, some images in the installation blend mysterious architectural experiences with more mundane domestic settings, in order to gain a deeper understanding of how memory, imagination and architecture are intertwined. Viewers explore the physical act of looking, around corners and walls, and gaze into reflective surfaces, thus coming to understand the architecture of the installation in relationship to themselves.
Diana Abells and Pete Morgan are MFA Candidates in Art at OSU.