_ Stretch is an exploration of the balance between contextual information and abstraction. The resulting work deals with visual, durational/temporal, textual, and sonic information; the concept is tied to perception and can be applied to many forms of media. Over the course of this exploration I completed a number of phenomenological studies to find which visuals & audio created a space for the viewer to become immersed. In my process I would strip away the context to get to as little needed as possible. The purpose was to find which visuals, and later audio, created a space for the viewer to become immersed. This is to say that the viewer becomes a participant and brings their own context to the work. The work sets up a world or landscape for participants to inhabit and bring their own context into. It engages the eyes, the ears, and the mind through visuals, audio, and text.
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