stephen connolly // projects // machine space


#1.3 spatial practice < >

spatial practice … presupposes the use of the body: the use of the hands, members and sensory organs, and the gestures of work …
This is the realm of the perceived
(Lefebvre 1974/1991)

Machine Space is invested in the cinematic image as apprehension - perception/emotion/action. The audience is transported through the city. Presence in Detroit downtown is chimerical - the city is empty; the vehicle is a cage.

Camera/vehicle tracing the inner boundary of the Residential Security Map and route of the People Mover.

Lefebvre, H. (1991) The Production of Space. 1st edition. Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Mass., USA: Wiley-Blackwell
Sobchack, V.C. (1992) The Address of the Eye : A Phenomenology of Film Experience. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press