PROJECT: Exploring Carbondale LOCATION: Carbondale, Illinois PURPOSE: Our daily routines ignore a vast amount of information the world feeds us daily, primarily because today’s world is always on the run, easily distracted, and commonly manipulated. The primary purpose behind this project was to enhance familiarily with the surrounding environment we unknowingly associate ourself with. Our sences are the determining factor in the next decision, direction, and movement we make. With this understanding, I seek to focus on visual aids, more importantly color and how it may control our environment.
CONCEPT: Our sences subcounsicouly explore the surrounding world while we unknowingly can be manipulated by laid out signs and symbols. Aware of the psychological effects of color and how they control our actions and reactions, I decided to venture into a dominant color controlled scenario. Downtown Carbondale, Il was the starting location, each following step controlled by ‘that’ dominating color. This devised experiment becomes an analysis tool to better formulate theories subjective to our immediate surrounding and the dominant colors found with in them. Designed for user interpretation, forcing each indivisual to formulate a hypothesis based on color and whether or not it unintentional or purposely finds itself into our life. Do we live in a: - Color dictated environment? - Environment dictated by color?