Colart Collaboration


Aims:

To investigate with the Colart Lab team the development of an immersive colour wheel for the digital landscape.

An intervention with the past and present of Colart Labs, opening a dialogue with new digital platforms.

Introduce the staff of Colart to the virtual space with various debates and knowledge transfer workshops.

Organisational theory consists of approaches to organisational analysis. Theories of organisations include rational system perspective, division of labor, bureaucratic theory, and contingency theory.

In a rational organisation system, there are two significant parts: Specificity of Goals and Formalisation. The division of labor is the specialisation of individual labor roles, associated with increasing output and trade. Modernisation theorist Frank Dobbin states “modern institutions are transparently purposive and that we are in the midst an evolutionary progression towards more efficient forms”. Max Weber’s conception of bureaucracy is characterised by the presence
of impersonal positions that are earned and not inherited, rule-governed decision-making, professionalism, chain of command, de
fined responsibility, and bounded authority. The contingency theory holds that an organisation must try to maximize performance by minimising the effects of varying environmental and internal constraints.

Looking for the Invisible. Unseen colour rays.

Immersive Gamuts

The complete range or scope of something.

Colour is a complete scale of musical notes; the range of a voice or instrument.

The Magic and Logic of Color: How Josef Albers Revolutionized Visual Culture and the Art of Seeing

Albers believed that in normal seeing, we use
our eyes so much because the world is controlled by our vision, but we become so accustomed
to it that we take things for granted. And when
he talked about visual perception, he meant something much more profound than just the way we look at the world — he would stop and look at the world, look at the smallest object, smallest event, and see through it in a deep
kind of way. ... He would see magic, he would
see something deeper. And he believed that the majority of people just missed the true reality — it was available for everyone to see, but nobody was looking. And that was where his notion of “to open eyes” really comes from.

 The residency will allow the artists to cross from digital to analogue and back again. They will cross disciplines and share their knowledge with others through out the residency. The group will be supported technically and will push the medium to

the full.
Working along side 3D printing studio Hobs to celebrate the digital outcomes in real time or in augmented reality.

Theory of interpretation.

For Plato the hermeneutic, which he associates the characteristics of the god Hermes, the bearer of hidden messages and often mis- leading, assumes a negative coloring in the sense that is connected to the poetry and divination. Typically then Plato condemns the words that may reveal the truth but hiding it distorts reality: the hermeneutics then it does not belong to philosophy because it knows the words but can not know if correspond to reality.

Hermes is the great messenger of the gods in Greek mythology and additionally a guide to the Underworld.

The hermeneutic circle defines the circular procedure that bases every interpretative
act.
The expression refers to hermeneutics , which in philosophy deals with the theory of interpretation (from Greek ἑρμηνευτική τέχνη - hermeneutikè tèchne , art or technique of interpretation ).

 

Couleur

Couleur (from French, meaning colour in Eng- lish) is the expression used in Central European Studentenverbindungen for the various headgear and distinctive ribbons worn by members of these student societies.

(anthropology) A person who constructs bricolages, one who creates using whatever materials are available.

There are three classes of such student societies:

Societies with no colours (so called schwarz, in English black) Societies with colours but wearing no ribbon, no cap etc. They wear their colours e.g. in their coat of arms or as Zipfel. Societies with colours and wearing a ribbon, a cap etc.

 

The structuralist school of thought

Structuralism has been defined as “the search for the underlying patterns of thought in all forms of human activity.” The Savage Mind discusses not just “primitive” thought, a category defined by previous anthropologists, but also forms of thought common to all human beings. The first half of the book lays out Lévi-Strauss’s theory of culture and mind, while the second half expands this account into a theory of history and social change.

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Mythologiques
The Raw and the Cooked (Le Cru et le cuit)
From Honey to Ashes (Du miel aux cendres)
The Origin of Table Manners (L’Origine des manières de table)
The Naked Man (L’Homme nu)

Research&Development

The Self and Human Nature

Main article: Passion: An Essay on Personality
In Passion: An Essay on Personality, Unger explores the individual and his relation to society from the perspective of the root human predicament of the need to establish oneself as a unique individual in the world but at the same time to
find commonality and solidarity with others. This exploration is grounded in what Unger calls a modernist image of the human being as one who lives in context but is not bound
by context. Unger’s aim is to level a critique, expansion, and defense of modern thinking about the human and society.
Roberto Mangabeira Unger

Hermeneutics is the theory and methodology of interpretation.

Karl Popper first used the term “objective hermeneutics” in his Objective Knowledge (1972)
Its goal is to provide all scholars who use the methodology of objective hermeneutics with a means of exchanging information.

Perspective Seen from Different Points of View

Plato stated that as things appear, is different from as things are. He found that e.g. perspective (skhnografia - ‘scene- painting’) and the magic of light and shadow often lead to contradictions or illusions. But according to Plato we are rescued from this confusion of contradictions and illusions
by measuring, counting and weighting (Republic, X,602C- 3B). Aristotle was less afraid to rely on the human senses (resulting in ‘common sense’) while observing the appearance of eventities. It’s a
fter all the human ‘rational sense’ that guides the measuring, counting and weighting. Perhaps already these and for sure later philosophers understood that contradictions and illusions can be involved in the processes of measuring, counting and weighting as well.

The Future Practitioner

Tincture (third-person singular simple present tinctures, present participle tincturing, simple past and past participle tinctured)

to stain or impregnate (something) with colour quotations
(
figuratively) to tinge; to taint quotations
To soak (an organic substance) in alcohol or another liquid to produce a tincture.

Martin Heidegger

In defining the essence of technology as Gestell, Heidegger indicated that all that has come to presence in the world has been enframed. Thus what is revealed in the world, what
has shown itself as itself (the truth of itself) required
first an Enframing, literally a way to exist in the world, to be able to be seen and understood. Concerning the essence of technology and how we see things in our technological age, the world has been framed as the “standing-reserve.”

Gestell

Gestell (or sometimes Ge-stell) is a German word used by twentieth-century German philosopher Martin Heidegger to describe what lies behind or beneath modern technology. [1] Heidegger introduced the term in 1954 in The Question Concerning Technology, a text based on the lecture “The Framework” (“Das Gestell”) first presented on December 1, 1949, in Bremen.

David’s point of view: Changing perspectives. reversing reality.

The reason we have perspective with a vanishing point, is that it came from optics. I am sure that
that’s what [Renaissance architect and engineer] Brunelleschi did. He used a
five inch diameter concave mirror to project the Baptistry onto his panel. This automatically gives
a picture perspective, just like a camera would.
This
is why there is always a
void between you and the photograph. I am taking this void away, to put you in the picture.”

Put us in the picture he does. David’s newest photographs, one of which is entitled Perspective Should Be Reversed as though it comes with

an instruction manual (not to mention the tiny handwritten note included in the composition, which continues “especially
in photography” and is signed “DH”) multiplies the conventional vanishing point to give the image
a strange, endlessly 3D feeling.

Heidegger’s notion of Gestell

Heidegger applied the concept of Gestell to his exposition of the essence of technology. He concluded that technology is fundamentally Enframing. As such, the essence of technology is Gestell. Indeed, “Gestell, literally ‘framing’, is an all- encompassing view of technology, not as a means to an end, but rather a mode of human existence”.

Enframing means the gathering together of that setting- upon which sets upon man, i.e., challenges him forth, to reveal the real, in the mode of ordering, as standing-reserve. Enframing means that way of revealing which holds sway in the essence of modern technology and which is itself nothing technological.