It is a creative act. From the simplest form of organisation to the most embracing plastic unity of a work of art, there is a common significant basis: the following up of the sensory qualities of the visual field and the organizing of them. Independent of what one “sees,” every experiencing of a visual image is a forming: A dynamic process of integration, A “plastic” experience.
Excerpt from Kepes, G., & Giedion, S. (1951), Language of Vision, Chicago: Paul Theobald.
Plastic Composition Students explore the tension on a picture plane, physically, sensually and conceptually. They create complexity in design through making, to grasp the psychological and narrative effects of composition in order to be able to exploit them while making design decisions. Part 1: abstract composition and spatial sensation (OHP game), part 2: form (3D models), part 3: composition and meaning (2D drawings and photographs) and part 4: developing a narrative.
Tutors: Catherine Anyango and Dr Helga Schmid, Information Experience Design, Royal College of Art, 2014-2017