Journal article

Going places sitting down: Micrographia and the triptych

W Haslem

Computers in Entertainment | Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) | Published : 2009

Abstract

This article will explore the dynamic spatial perspective created by juxtaposing giant and miniature worlds in Hiraki Sawa's Going Places Sitting Down (2004). In Hiraki Sawa's digital artworks, fantastic miniature worlds are layered, illuminated, and exhibited across a triptych of digital screens. Sawa's works, particularly, Going Places Sitting Down (2004), but also Dwelling (2002) and Spotter (2002) reveal the proximity between human-sized and miniature worlds. Within Sawa's digital projections, imagined worlds are layered across ordinary spaces, often reinventing the home as a site of imaginary travel. A play with scale in these domestic spaces reveals miniature dynamic sites of fantasy. ..

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