Journal of
Fine and Studio Art

  • Abbreviation: J. Studio Fine Art
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6524
  • DOI: 10.5897/JFSA
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 13

Review

Underlying mathematical structures behind David Blamey’s film “Rice”

Aris Mavrommatis
  • Aris Mavrommatis
  • Fine and Applied Arts Department, School of Fine Arts, University of Western Macedonia, Greece.
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David Blamey
  • David Blamey
  • Rosso Arts and Design Education, Shanghai, China.
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Yannis Ziogas
  • Yannis Ziogas
  • Fine and Applied Arts Department, School of Fine Arts, University of Western Macedonia, Greece.
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  •  Received: 02 May 2021
  •  Accepted: 12 August 2021
  •  Published: 31 August 2021

Abstract

Images and texts are imprints of the ideas expressed by their creators. A viewer or a reader may decode such imprints differently, each time forming a scenario of a particular and unique structure. This process is determined by the educational and cultural stimuli as well as the conceptual formation of each viewer or reader. Thus, in this respect, both an image and a text act as a mind challenge to the production of subjective creations. The aim of this article is to discuss David Blamey’s remarkably successful film, highlighting the following: (a) the geometrical structures forming the scene where the story of rice processing takes place; (b) the geometry of the harmonious movements of the persons involved and their projections (shades) in the horizontal plane of the soil; and c) the natural interpretation of the dropping of the rice from the basket to the horizontal plane of the soil.

 

Key words:  Culture; image; geometrical structures; natural interpretation; geometry of the harmonious movements.