Summerschool space, form, light / Boukje Klaver

STRING STRUNG STRUNG

Space Form and Light

to hang something so that it stretches in a long line,

to thread objects on a string,

to be arranged a long a line,

to add items to one another to form a series or coherent whole

Space is elemental.

Space is understood first through our ability to perceive - our five senses.

Whether these are the landscapes we walk through,

the cities we inhabit,

or the buildings we live work and play in - the perception of space defines our experiential existence.

Form defines space.

Our experiences are organised through the perception of defining elements such

as points lines and planes.

These cues help us organize and understand our surroundings so we can function within them.

Light clarifies our surroundings.

By reflecting, revealing, and accenting the forms around us.

It offers individual contrast and color, warmth and shade, security and sometimes fear.