Following Amy’s post ‘What is real‘, I thought I would like to ask a number of related questions. Some of these have been on my mind since the first IDEL module and are also part of my dissertation considerations.
- Can we have an aesthetic experience from this image?
- How does the experience differ from seeing the painting in a gallery, or indeed on other digital devices (phone, PC, tablet…)
The Tate website explains:
‘The letters IKB stand for International Klein Blue, a distinctive ultramarine which Klein registered as a trademark colour in 1957. He considered that this colour had a quality close to pure space and he associated it with immaterial values beyond what can be seen or touched.’
This digital image also represents the immaterial. But a different kind of immaterial. Can the immaterial of the internet help us understand different interpretations of ‘immaterial’?
I am currently reading around the topic of Deleuze’s ‘Rhizome‘ and hope to find more theoretical support.