Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Simpler & Friendlier ButohDrawing

Okay, I want to say it a little bit differently --
‘The space around you’ in butohdrawing can be focused-in from its Peripheral experience to its Central Experience, a much smaller frame, kind of like a telescope zooming in on something. When somebody’s reading or working on the computer their attention zooms into what they’re working on and the peripheral experience of the real surrounding space vanishes. They’re in a completely different space.

Sometimes it’s called pictorial space or ‘virtual,’ where the image on a literally flat computer monitor turns into a wonderful virtual or fantasy space in which the imagination’s creativity explores and invents.

In ButohDrawing the goal is to grasp the peripheral space and deploy the imaginary space that’s inside us – no script – not somebody else’s program, not a video game. It’s a Paradoxical space that’s far away from ordinary everyday Doxa or “reality.” This experience then, is active:::> movement of one kind or another happens.

TW aka bUtom

Tom White
Professor Emeritus
California College of the Arts CCA



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