For the first version of proposal, the question what I were researching is:
human beings are so tiny before the nature world, and the nature is the most powerful thing in the world. How natural phenomenon (sceneries) and things can influence human beings’ thinking method and do self-reflection is what I want to research for my FMP.
The impressive nature scenery is always can make people recall the memory and good times unconsciously. Why? Secondly, putting the natural scenery into a manmade space(public space) to create the contradiction via an interactive way that pushing people to think about whether human beings’ behaviors are positive or negative is my main aim in final project. Compared to the artificial natural scenery, what is the different between the nature one and the artificial one?
For example, Alexandra Kehayoglou used a carpet what are woven by herself to present the original beauty of the river (Basel2016.designmiami.com, 2016). Also the Artsy combined the interactive thing with the carpet, trying to let audience walk on the carpet just like walking on the grass. Generally, she used a new way of expression to show the status of the river in the past and by using that to make people be aware of humans’ behavior of destruction of the nature for their own benefits.
Furthermore, most of natural sceneries just can be watched but cannot experience. ‘It can be only appreciated distantly but not touched blasphemously.’ is one old saying from ancient Chinese prose. Thus, is there any interactive way can bring immersive experience is what I want to do for my final project.
To be honest, the feedbacks are not bad. This is an interesting topic to talk about and the term of ‘sublime’ is came up from James which is going to a higher level. “What is the appeal of the experience of nature?” is the question I need to think further.
Artificial, natural and social can generate a new meaning of the scenery itself. Moreover, with viewers own feelings can make the scenery to achieve a high level. Even there is a given concept of one artwork by artists, people still can have various ideas and understanding for that artwork and this is the interesting part for undressing an artwork by viewers / users themselves.