The Dinner Party

TR Flaxton

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The Dinner Party in HD form was shot at the same time as In Other People's Skins, but is in fact its precursor (this version was to update the standard resolution version of a year earlier). Please see In Other People's Skins number 135877 for a more full description. At the beginning of my 2007 AHRC Creative Research Fellowship I formulated a 36 month Schedule to investigate my core research question: ‘In what ways will High Resolution Imaging change the work produced in the convergence of art and visual technologies and consequently, our experience of that work?’ To answer this question I formulated the idea of ‘Quantum Resolution’ which proposed that audience immersion deepens with quantum as opposed to quantitative increases of resolution – that is the effects of deeper immersion would be felt with larger increases of resolution rather than incremental increases of resolution. Initially I created 3 practice as research portfolios as differing strategies to uncover the effects (if any) of increased resolution. These three were a) to examine everyday moving images of the world immediately around oneself, b) examine iconic moving images of the world and c) examine human portraiture and by way of this examine ideas around the human gaze. I also argued that each work would be a building block in a developing argument to examine my hypothesis and that all of the works would be presented together in a major exhibition as the overall thesis – this occurred in December 2010 in collaboration with University of Westminster in their London P3 Gallery.
Translated title of the contributionThe Dinner Party
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVarious
Media of outputInstallation
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Medium: High Resolution Digital Installation
Event title: Various


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