At the end of 2015 this blog will be inactive. This blog was utilized to post my experiences, preliminary research and the process of my interdisciplinary practice. The four year content of this blog, from 2011-15, concentrates on forming my Internet-based collection project. The postings pertaining to research or involvement with individuals/ institutions with aspects of the collections do not intend to be disrespectful of the history or present public institution/ museum practices.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Visual Representation and a Color-blind Perspective
Microphone used for recording session. May 30, 2012
Interaction with Color Collection
presents the role that color represents within specific types of activities,
characteristics of an object, and the human body as an object. These are my
concepts for the collecting and documenting process of the video clips for the
collection theme. A color-blind perspective is used to restage the collection
theme and provides a personal experience with the visual representation of
participant’s name is Harry. Harry first realized he was color-blind when he
was going through testing for aviation training in the United States military
service in 1965. Color codes have a large role in military aviation signaling. Being
color-blind limited Harry’s advancement in his training.
than ten percent of the male population is color-blind.
For women it is rare, but still possible since color-blindness is inherited.
The Colblindor website offers a free ebook, Color Blind Essentials, that references the types of color vision and
perspective on the Interaction with Color Collection is not a color vision test.I have requested to Harry to put a
side, the best of his ability, the social standards he has acquired with color
in his everyday living. A common example of color used as a social standard
would be the placement of the colors red and green on a traffic light. These
colors are also among the most questionable for the color-blind person to
identify. The limited ability for the color-blind person in determining certain
colors can be due to the shade (light to dark) of the color.
Harry recorded his perspective of the collection, we had a conversation about
two distinguished visuals and the prominent color associations. The two video
clips are the crayon coloring of an image of a tree and the orange fruit being
cut. Harry explains as he observed the video of the image of the tree in the
coloring book that he sees green as the crayon color. He continues with
explaining that the image of the tree also directs his thoughts about the
color, because he has been told several times that a tree trunk is brown. In
this example the image presented in the video clip has a role of persuading
Harry to comment on his color choice.
The orange fruit being cut is approach
in a similar manner. Harry has been informed of the fruit’s shape and texture.
The audio of Harry’s voice for the orange fruit video clip was documented
stating “orange.” In the process of editing the restaging, I accidentally cut
that portion of the audio for the orange fruit video clip. The clip was not
included in the restaging video, because of the loss of audio.
did not ask Harry to redo the audio. It was important that the recording
session was done in one take. This is intended to document Harry’s perspective
without him becoming to familiar with the Interaction with Color
Collection’s video clips. This
blog post references the process of the audio recording, along with the orange
fruit video clip being included in the original act of recording.
Harry sitting at table with computer during recording session.
drawings included in this blog post are of the microphone used in the recording
process and a sketch of Harry at the table recording with the computer.My inclusion of the drawings is part of
the process during my observations of Harry’s recording session. Referencing my
January 5, 2013 blog post, The Role of the Drawing Process in “fieldwork”, instead of the drawing process being used to
visually investigate the spatial perspective of an environment for site-specific
documentation, the drawing process incorporates a visual representation of my
observations of Harry recording his perspective beyond my written notes. I
chose the drawing process over taking digital images, because the drawing
process engages my body and senses with observing the experience.
blog post does have absences concerning Visual Culture theories such as
Semiology and the “linguistic turn.”
The blog post demonstrates how the restaging creates an individual insight to
Harry’s visual perception of color by documenting his language use as he reacts
to the visual representation. Presenting these aspects of the recording process
contributes to the understanding of the collaborating experience between Harry
and myself in creating a translation of the collection theme.