Maybe Something: Chance & Materiality in Practice
Altagracia, Colleen Ann
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This practice-led research uses language, thought, objects, space, sculptural casting, and action to investigate how different perspectives and meanings can be found in familiar materials and items. Rather than attempting to achieve a fixed specific outcome in a predetermined manner, studio practices carried out explorations and experimentation with material and immaterial items. This approach provides an aspect of unpredictability referred to as a "maybe something" element. The studio process opens the possibilities of what a form could be referring to, perhaps be something or possibly something else. The works and layout allow viewers to provide their own thoughts and interpretations. Drawing on aspects and concepts associated with Systems Theory, entropy, and foam, the research looks at how chance and materiality can be used as a studio methodology to show the “maybe something” occurring through these processual acts within the studio practice.