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An analysis of experiential space at the close of the twentieth century


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Walch, MB 1998 , 'An analysis of experiential space at the close of the twentieth century', Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Aims of the Project
The aim of the project has been to:
(a) investigate the influence that systems of spatial representation exert upon
the communication of aesthetic qualities arising specifically from direct
experience of our physical environment;
(b) to study the qualitative differences in perception of landscape space
experienced through systems of visual representation used in
contemporary visual art; and
(c) to investigate the capacity of digitally augmented stereoscopy to visualise
new models of landscape suitable to an art gallery setting.

This research project examines the representation of space in stereoscopic
imaging. It places the visual thesis in the context of the history and theory of
the stereoscopic representation of space and the impact of changing notions of
space on our perception of the landscape.
Images of Mt Lyell form the central subject matter of the visual thesis and
provide the foundation for observations regarding the success of the
anaglyphic and mirror stereoscopic methodologies employed. The project
concludes that the veracity of stereoscopy as a medium of simulation still
challenges current Virtual Reality technologies in terms of the degree and
quality of immersion achieved and congruity of visual and kinaesthetic stimuli.
It also demonstrates that the stereoscopic image conveys aesthetic information
about the quality of the space it presents. It concludes that the application of
d igital processes to stereoscopic photography can result in new aesthetic modes
for presenting and representing landscape as a comprehensive experience and
that such presentations can be used to enquire into the manner in which the
aura of a landscape space is established and maintained.

Item Type: Thesis - Research Master
Authors/Creators:Walch, MB
Keywords: Space perception, space (art), stereoscopic views, landscapes in art
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