Unit 2, Part 1, Exercise 5.3: Person – Space – CONTEXT

I chose spectacles case from the previous exercise.

Fig. 1 – Fig. 4 shows my object laying or standing on side. It occupies space, defines the windowsill below it by simply sitting on it and casting a shadow. It also contains space that is invisible in this setup, nevertheless I know it is there. Also, space contained between the windowsill and curved / lifted of the ground edges is worth mentioning.

Fig. 1 Laying on the bottom.
Fig. 2 Standing on the back.
Fig. 3 Laying on the top.
Fig. 4 Standing on the front.

Fig. 5 and 6 show the open case. Here the items are containing the space and defining it in similar but more obvious way than in fig. 1-4. The ways are more visible because the angles are sharper. Fig. 5 is 50/50 containing and defining the space. Fig. 6 is more containing that defining but still does both. The inside is containing, the outside is defining.

Fig. 5 Open Upwards.
Fig. 6 Open Downwards.

Reflection on the task:

It was another first for me. Perhaps that is one of the ways to look for inspiration. Play with everyday objects, position, manipulate them to enhance imagination. Fig. 6 could be a tent or a pitched roof, Fig. 1 could be a low bench, maybe even with storage. I think any object could contain or define the space, depending how we look at it. A house obviously contains space, but if you look at the exterior, the walls and roof define the space within it.

List of illustrations:

Fig. 1 Shuttleworth, A. (2021) Laying on the bottom. [Photograph] In possession of: the author: Epsom.

Fig. 2 Shuttleworth, A. (2021) Standing on the back. [Photograph] In possession of: the author: Epsom.

Fig. 3 Shuttleworth, A. (2021) Laying on the top. [Photograph] In possession of: the author: Epsom.

Fig. 4 Shuttleworth, A. (2021) Standing on the front. [Photograph] In possession of: the author: Epsom.

Fig. 5 Shuttleworth, A. (2021) Open Upwards. [Photograph] In possession of: the author: Epsom.

Fig. 6 Shuttleworth, A. (2021) Open Downwards. [Photograph] In possession of: the author: Epsom.

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