Revolution 1

The revolutions are a series of short animated 360 degree revolutions of arrangements made within Sketchup. I began using Sketchup not just as a tool to help me create artworks in the real world but also as a site for artworks to exist exclusively within.

The contextless space of the 3D modelling program provides a unique spatial disorientation that challenges our basic natural reaction to establish relationships and meaning from what we are seeing spatially.

When I first began using sketchup there was a default set of 2D people and objects which I used for these initial revolutions. These ‘default’ samples that are intended to populate architectural models to provide references to scale and use and to lend a feeling of being lived in to a virtual architectural often seem disjointed and out of place within the scene.

Within this first revolution I wanted to focus solely on these ‘readymade’ characters and to attempt to create from the contextlessness an unnerving set of possible meanings.

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