Quote: Interactive Art

by Beauchamp Art

“All classical, and even more so modern, art is ‘interactive’ in a number of ways. Ellipses in literary narration, missing details of objects in visual art, and other representational ‘shortcuts’ require the user to fill in missing information. Theatre and painting also rely on techniques of staging in order to orchestrate the viewer’s attention over time, requiring her to focus on different parts of the display. With sculpture and architecture, the viewer has to move her whole body to experience the spatial structure.”

Manovich, Lev (2001) The Language of the New Media. USA. MIT Press. [56] (Ref. Gombrich, Ernst. (1960) Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.)