dotAtelier

dotAtelier

all clips

nature music

new music

classical music

high quality

videos with music

Manly beach

bird songs

dream

nature music

forest gallery

sound interactivity

blog

wraps

scarfs

knitware

graphics

designs : textile : texts

dotAtelier is an experimental space for images, film, music and text. Images are hand drawn and computer mediated creating unusual visual effects with clear, pure colours and patterned designs exploring depth and minimalist repetition.

dotAtelier designs exist as woollen wraps, throws, scarves and printed on silk.

Short films take these designs further into new media as morphing shapes and layers set to music including nature music, composed from the sounds of birds, insects, water and frogs as well as using more conventional instruments.

As well as visual and accoustic media, dotAtelier reflects on theoretical dimensions of the world of aesthetics, the use of signs and images and living in the world. Presented are some of the ideas of past philosophers on cultural practices, including the following:

A picture is not a representation but a metamorphosis of lived life into a persistent visual form. For young Goethe, a picture was a way of capturing the fleeting moments of experience. Experience is transformed into a picture, leaving a lasting trace of phenomena ...

Art reveals to its participants how to see. It complements language and texts to make thinking possible, drawing attention to the dimension of seeing. It focusses concentration on what is special in the world and makes visual experiences significant. Human beings are unable to perceive without a symbolic structuring of their thoughts ...

A picture is pure visibility. It is making visible and drawing attention to the dimension of the seen. The only use of a picture is to be looked at. It is only made useful by looking at it ...

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