What is sculpture?

Sound Sculpture

Sound Sculpture

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There is considerable ambiguity around the idea of just what sculpture really is. There is not a clear distinction between Physical sculpture (http://www.dexigner.com/design_news/4241.html) embedded with debates about function and form/simple and complex relationships and Sound sculpture (http://www.rainerlinz.net/NMA/repr/Brassil.html) which is based on the ephemeral partitioning of otherwise boundless space (and time) sometimes made visible through its partnership with water in Water sculpture. What a wondrous medium artists have been given to explore and audiences to delight in….is interpretation really essential, when what can be revealed in so much richer than a few words can begin to express?

 



3 thoughts on “What is sculpture?

  1. Christine

    Thankyou for the above references to Parc de la Villette (one of the places I almost visited)…but which was bumped off the to see list by an interest at the time in Phillipe Starke bathrooms![http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4PwHD7XKj0&feature=related]

    Perhaps you might be interested in this short history of sound and technology by Joseph Dillon Ford? [http://www.newmusicclassics.com/resume_folder/cela_1995.html] In it he mentions the value of ‘Le Cylindre sonore’ for demonstrating “the importance of sound in spatial design.”

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  2. Christine

    ps. Sorry, the full title of John Dillon Ford’s work is ‘From Vocal Memnon to the Stereophonic Garden – A Short History of Sound and Technology in Landscape Design.’

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