An Exercise in Falling Short – Dan Drage

 

 

Title:

An Exercise in Falling Short 

 

Materials:

Electricity, liquid crystal display lit by cold-cathode fluorescent tube, mysterious combination of ones and zeroes, YouTube, internet, found line pattern, found colours, found paper, found object, found darkness, found time, ambient noises, ambient scents, drifting thoughts.

 

Description:

This piece is an attempt at in-breaking out of the virtual and into the real.  For me, the shifts in pattern, colour and light ultimately fall well short of their natural counterparts, but this doesn’t matter. Instead, the piece succeeds in helping me imagine the screen as a material object in the world of senses rather than merely a magic window into the not-here. You can read more about the process behind this piece here

 

Bio:

Dan Drage is an artist and researcher doing a collaborative PhD with ITIA and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. His artistic practice tends toward sculptural, material-driven works which exist in time and place. He finds the screen to be an uncomfortable and challenging medium and hopes this submission makes a crack in our collective rectangular myopia.

Author

  • Karen entered the PhD program in the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts after careers in corporate management and consulting, followed by service in pastoral, social and theatre ministry. Under the supervision of Trevor Hart, she is exploring theological and theatrical contexts of ’empty space’ and general human disposition toward it, with emphasis on improvisation and Holy Saturday. Since 2017, Karen has led or advised ITIA’s Transept group, a postgraduate student-led group of multidisciplinary practicing artists. As Editor of Transpositions, she is fostering a closer partnership between Transpositions and Transept.