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Title: Time – intangible tangible –
Author: Kitajima, Chisa
Advisor: Wiley III, Robert
Vilarigues, Márcia
Defense Date: 2011
Publisher: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Abstract: Time--how do we understand this notion? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, time is “the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues,” and also “a non spatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future.” This explanation is very general. Everyone knows about “time,” and it has been interpreted and understood in various fields. As time passes, human memory fades little by little. Sometimes, we delete unneeded memories as we see fit, or perhaps under certain circumstances we will remember certain memories more vividly. The human life and its relationship to time are ephemeral and therefore nothing can take their place from a philosophical point of view. Consequently, each and every moment is a brightly shining and precious entity. From my point of view, the feeling of being in love is a perfect example of the idea of this ephemeral relationship to time. With the passage of time feelings might grow deeper and deeper, or on the other hand, the memory of love may fade for better or worse. For me, the color red is the most suitable color for expressing time. Red in many objects is a fugitive color under environmental influences. I suppose that I consider red as a symbol of time by subjective methods within my own sensations. As such, conducting science experiments on fading are essential for understanding objectively. Through a process of objective experiments on fading and subjective experiments in art making, I set out to make the intangible tangible, and thereby substantiate my feelings.
Description: Dissertação para obtenção do Grau de Mestre em Arte e Ciência do Vidro
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