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Redefining The Way We Encounter and Perceive Art with Paul Sermon

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wIn this episode, Caroline is joined by Paul sermon. He is an artist, academic, professor of visual communication and leader of doctoral studies of the School of Art and Media at the University of Brighton. They discuss the role perception plays in his art and the role of art in the way we perceive and understand the world.
He explains how his interactive video installations are designed to draw the audience in. Doing so in ways that means that they become a part in the pieces of artwork. Using networked art installations Paul connects audiences in different locations and blurs the lines between the audience and the performer. They discuss some of his installations, including how they are set up and how people who interface with them respond.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Paul´s work redefines the way we encounter art.
  • His interactive video installations require audience participation to work. So, to a large extent, the audience is the artwork.
  • When you are interacting with someone via a screen your focus is on them, the connection is very real.
  • When people interact with his art, their perception of the real world begins to change because of that experience.
  • Giving people the chance to interact with art is incredibly powerful.
  • There are many ways to use tech that we are yet to explore.

BEST MOMENTS
‘I create a certain amount of potential for something to come out of that, but I don't know, as an artist, what will come out, it could go in any direction. ´
‘Stop thinking about artworks as objects, think about them as triggers to experiences.’
‘Video conference is not just about me looking at you, and you looking at me … it's actually about a portal to another space, a space where we can coexist, a third space.’

EPISODE RESOURCES
Website with links to Paul´s work and other resources - http://www.paulsermon.org/
Telematic Dreaming 1992 - http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org:7080/laboral/es/recursos/obras/telematic-dreaming-1992/

ABOUT THE HOST
Bio
Caroline Partridge is a unique and creative individual. She is an, puppeteer, educator, and artist with funny bones. She loves a story and is an expert at conveying wit and wisdom with warmth, understanding, and empathy.

CONTACT METHOD
FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/caropartridge
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-partridge-03131520
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/partridge_caroline

PODCAST DESCRIPTION
This is a podcast series about discovery, understanding, revelation, and stories.
How we perceive the world is rooted in everything that has influenced us throughout our lives, emotionally and psychologically. We become the sum of our parts and each of us has our own unique view of the world. 'Vision' truly is an act of interpretation. 
In this podcast series through fascinating conversations, I set about trying to understand how we form our perceptions, view different perspectives, and examine how perception has influenced, inspired, or hindered the lives of each of my unique guests. 

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