Refraction (noun) : the bending of a ray of light, heat, or sound
when it passes obliquely from one medium into another in which its
velocity is different.
Coincidence of Refraction comes from the nature vs. nurture dichotomy
within identity construction which asks what part of “me”
is the internal, genetics, and what part of “me” was
formed by the external, social structures, roles, and biases. What
is the prime mover in identity construction?
With its 7 panels, each of which varies in color, density, size,
translucency, and pattern, this piece utilizes drawers slides so
that each audience member, the external, the social influencer can
go in and manipulate this form according to their own specific aesthetic
sense. As the panel relationships are reconfigured, not only does
the form and silhouette of the entire body change but so does the
color created within the layered translucent mass. Each external
participant, each mover, creates a new form.
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