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(2009)Changing places, creating situations : a national and international visual investigation into temporary art in public places. PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The project titled 'Modern Art Museum Complex' is completed as a part of 6 months Thesis program. The research background tries to explore the reasons behind diminishing footfall in museum campuses and derive ways to make museum a more interactive form of Urban Architecture.

Different researches in the fields of psychology, behavioral studies, architecture and other fields have tried to define and explain the emotional impacts space has over a person. These studies show that different spaces evoke different emotions, yet it is still hard to tell exactly how architecture induces them.

My project aspires to increase the body of knowledge on the connection between geometry of space, visual perception and emotions by visual navigation in a virtual environment, in both qualitative and quantitative methods and thus revising the museum definition(in terms of what they cater) to a favorable design by which these centers can ‘make a difference for individuals’ and this should be an impact which is universally available and strictly related to the essential purposes of ‘inspiration, learning and enjoyment’ as in the current definition of a museum.

Changing from institutions that were preoccupied with the past and obsessed with collections into museums where public can find opinions about present day, where human stories predominate.

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The project involves the designing of a Modern Art Museum Complex with all the required spaces like Gallery Block, restaurant block, educational and library block, auditorium block and an administrative block. The blocks are supported by an entrance plaza, pedestrian approaches, intermediate sitting spaces, amphitheater, spill out and open cafe, and floating galleries associated with each of the blocks at deck(upper) level to maintain the flow of art throughout the site. A multi-screen art theater in gallery block is another design intervention in my project.

The Gallery Block includes-

-Gallery on painting, sculpture, photography, contemporary fair, etc provided for temporary exhibits.
-Central green inner courtyard.
-Space ramps with exhibits for vertical transition to galleries.
-Gallery on second level named as nature gallery.

The Educational Block includes
-reading zones for library - public reading, mezzanine, open reading with surrounding water body and extended reading at higher floor above open reading.
-the upper floors of library are occupied by conservation labs, research rooms, lecture rooms and administrative floor for educational block.

Other than this, a basement gallery of about 4000 sq. m is designed as a Gallery on social issues being named as 'The Walk of Life'.The mound created at the center of site marks the entrance of this Gallery.
It has been designed as a permanent gallery with an attempt to create a social change agent. The idea was to derive a platform for modern art on a different level. Anything new to the existing is modern, so the dark sides of urban cities which are not been discussed openly gets a public exposure and this is where all space interpretation comes into play. It is further described as-
-A single walk covering various negative societal aspect.
-Emphasizing on social justice and building cohesive communities.
-Crafting stories (real life incidents).
-Video rooms (from the victim’s side).
-Human rights (boon or curse).
-Physiotherapy art tour.
-Instruments of torture.
-Public values.

The zones include-
Gallery on terrorism.
Gallery on Women issues.
Gallery on Animal Abuse.
Gallery on Environmental Issues.
Gallery on Racism.
Gallery on Human Rights, etc.

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The Effect of Public Art on Public Spaces

All above detention people gather in public area during certain times, forming temporary communities for a week, a day, an hour, or only a few minutes. But it causes a force to be reckoned with in the congestion of circulatory space.

The schedule of different temporary gathering groups will be studied through observation and research. Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok are proposed targets, which are bothered seriously by pedestrian congestion problem of visitors and domestic helpers. The biological clock of pedestrian and public space will be found out and the potential sites in the future design will be decided.

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Theses@asb: The participation of SME´s in public …

Most of the public spaces near the ground level have already been used up in dense urban centers. However, there are still instances of in-between existing either physically or mentally, where is suitable to place these temporary communities to relieve the congestion of pedestrian among different time slots. This thesis will take advantage of the in-between space by inserting structures for temporary communities, and create a pedestrian freeway for the usual passersby.

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The umbrella system will provide not only an overhead shelter for temporary communities, but also a real architecture that contains interior space for long time detention by extruding the thickness of the platform above. Some program to be placed into these spaces are domestic helpers’ activity center (including performance space, post office, and foreign exchange counter); small shops and nursery for paused visitors; public seats for people who wait for bus or traffic lights.

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Thesis Statement Inserted communities for temporary gathering in public space relieve the congestion of circulatory pedestrian. Context Traffic jams happened frequently when someone stops inside the fast and intensive flow of circulation. Well known as one of the highest density

will bring in more of the general public to experience art

Thesis Statement Inserted communities for temporary gathering in public space relieve the congestion of circulatory pedestrian. Context Traffic jams happened frequently when someone stops inside the fast and intensive flow of circulation. Well known as one of the highest density

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This project is concerned with new modes of ephemeral, relational practice for the
Australian public art audience. It uses visual art models to investigate the use of
everyday activities as an aesthetic premise for temporary public art activities in
Australia and results from a lack of cohesive models/frameworks for a temporary
public art practice.
Public art, usually publicly commissioned work for a specific site and intended for
public viewing, is in a state of change: in Australia, the transition from the production
of permanent, monolithic and monumental works is recent but this transformation is
already well established in Europe. I have surveyed various models of public art-making
in Europe and have expanded upon the possibilities of employing these
models in Australia.
My research has been informed by a number of contemporary theorists and artists
that, since the early 1980s, have been concerned with practices, variously termed
social sculpture (Deuys), new-genre public art (Lacy),functional site (Meyer) and
relational (Bourriaud), that dissolve the distinction between public art, community
art, art education and such avant-garde practices as performance and conceptual art.
Since the 1990s, artists working in public have begun to depart sharply from the
dominant, abstract, ego-driven, Modernist mode of production. Rather than defining
private, autonomous systems of representation, they have begun to use the vernacular:
sites and social structures that directly relate to the personal experiences of the public.
Instead of producing discrete objects, the focus has shifted to the infiltration of, or
interventions into, the flow of the daily lives within the community. These
interactions promise more profound revelations of sites and the creation (or recreation)
of a sense of community.
Such practices, to which the ephemeral nature of experience is fundamental, bear a
clear lineage from early conceptual practice of the early 1960s that generate
interactive relationships between artists and the community. This project studies the
relationship between art, the artist and the community through participation in twelve
events in Europe and Australia; of these, seven were chosen to exemplify the key
factors that help make a project successful or, in some cases, unsuccessful.
Throughout this research the objective was to identify, describe and salvage from the
social space, a temporary ongoing and sustainable justification for supporting
relational practice into public art-making and programming in Australia. This, in turn,
will support and provide an alternative to permanent public art that is currently
favoured by major public commissioners. Methodologies have included situational
observations, collections of stories, living in situ, performance-based activities, video,
art in situ and permanent and temporary commissioned public art works. Each has
facilitated a personal understanding of public art-making.
The project concludes that the connection of people and their everyday activities,
although often tenuous, is directly related to what binds communities together.
Furthermore, this research suggests that 'Relational Public Art', that is, projects where
artists have meaningful access to community, facilitate the free flow of a more diverse
and open discourse. Despite the conclusions I have drawn, the project is not aimed to
present a definitive solution to public art-making. Rather, it has been driven by the
need to understand how contemporary site has changed the way in which we, as
community, as artists, and as art agencies, can participate wholly within public art.
This research has produced a series of national and international projects; the
accompanying exhibition includes components of the final project, The Making of
Curtains and informative panels that illustrate a selection of the projects that best
exemplify the research topic. The exegesis includes documentation of the practical
and conceptual investigations together with the research underlying the historical and
contemporary themes associated with site-based art practice.

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