Birdsell: Reaction to Space

 I react to this space similarly to how I reacted to my most recent installation "inner workings" // "space". The various shelving spaces and nooks each offer an opportunity to imagine an implement a purpose that may have actually existed in this house's past. Each shelf has the potential many important, sacred, and personal items and various subjects that I have full access to re-imagine and re-implement. This is my favorite space and would provide the most clear transition from my installation space in Riley Hall. This book shelf is intricate and beautiful in itself, my ideas aim to highlight its rich history and forgotten past while trying my best to keep the shelving and wood with equally important purpose if I were to go about installing in this space.

I react to this space similarly to how I reacted to my most recent installation "inner workings" // "space". The various shelving spaces and nooks each offer an opportunity to imagine an implement a purpose that may have actually existed in this house's past. Each shelf has the potential many important, sacred, and personal items and various subjects that I have full access to re-imagine and re-implement. This is my favorite space and would provide the most clear transition from my installation space in Riley Hall. This book shelf is intricate and beautiful in itself, my ideas aim to highlight its rich history and forgotten past while trying my best to keep the shelving and wood with equally important purpose if I were to go about installing in this space.

 I was drawn to this space by both the texture and by the file drawer. First of all, file drawers offer a very sturdy tone of business and organization — installing on or within this object would aim to either juxtapose or emphasize this business-like mood and without a doubt purpose. In addition to keeping true to the file drawers original and inarguable purpose I would be intrigued with the idea of further injecting its surroundings — i.e. The moldy, peeling walls and unfinished, scraped up, old wooden floors — through projection. 

I was drawn to this space by both the texture and by the file drawer. First of all, file drawers offer a very sturdy tone of business and organization — installing on or within this object would aim to either juxtapose or emphasize this business-like mood and without a doubt purpose. In addition to keeping true to the file drawers original and inarguable purpose I would be intrigued with the idea of further injecting its surroundings — i.e. The moldy, peeling walls and unfinished, scraped up, old wooden floors — through projection. 

 This fireplace is the most attractive space in the entire mansion, in my opinion. The color and texture of the marble, the rich deep reds and carving detail in the wood, and perfect aesthetic addition of the old books are so deliciously pleasing to the eye. I would love to claim this space and make viewers and audience members who come for the end of the year exhibition to be drawn to this fireplace as much as or even more so than I was when I first came across it. One concern I would have with figuring out projection work and installing on this space is how I could do so without muddling or taking away from the raw beauty that already is undoubtedly present. 

This fireplace is the most attractive space in the entire mansion, in my opinion. The color and texture of the marble, the rich deep reds and carving detail in the wood, and perfect aesthetic addition of the old books are so deliciously pleasing to the eye. I would love to claim this space and make viewers and audience members who come for the end of the year exhibition to be drawn to this fireplace as much as or even more so than I was when I first came across it. One concern I would have with figuring out projection work and installing on this space is how I could do so without muddling or taking away from the raw beauty that already is undoubtedly present.