Drummer a Step Behind
Canvas in the Round
Installation @ HMoCA/EHCC
Size 1200' (Size variable)
The term Installation art is an artistic genre used to describe large-scale, mixed-media constructions. It is often space specific and is designed to transform the perception of a spatial environment on an architectural, conceptual, or social level. It is installed for a temporary period but can be permanent.
I enjoy this form of art-making for its potential to transform expected traditional art by surprising audiences and engaging viewers in new ways. It shifts focus from what art visually represents to what it communicates.
Some subcategories of Installation art are interactive installations, immersive virtual reality, video installations, sound installations, and street installation.
Conceptual art or Conceptualism is art in which the concepts or ideas involved in the work take precedence over visual or material concerns. Conceptual works are sometimes called installations.
Installation art creates a high level of intimacy between itself and the viewer as it exists not as a precious object just to be looked at but as a presence within the overall context of a space outdoors or in a building, museum, or designated room. It is designed to evoke a mood or a feeling, and as such to ask for a commitment from the viewer
Installation art is especially difficult to collect and sell; this movement pushes against the monetization of art. It defies the traditional mechanisms used to determine the value of artworks.
"I am for an art that takes into account the direct effect of the elements as they exist from day to day apart from representation."