theappealoftheunreal.com research blog

For my research, I’ve set up a separate blog. Sometimes blogposts will appear both at www.theappealoftheunreal.com and at www.deephistoriesfragilememories.com.

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The research blog is made for several reasons: the posts collect all that has to do with the research, it functions as a reminder, and as a way to communicate progress and findings. Please keep in mind this blog is a work in progress.


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  • A skeuomorph object wants you to believe it's made of another material: it's an imitation-look. This post will expand.
  • The Three Motions of Loom: shuttles. An experimental non linear text on weaving as animation and time-traveling as a research method.
  • An experiment in animating a double sided tapestry.
  • Château de Breteuil near Paris, houses a collection of automata and period room dioramas, depicting historical events that may or may not have taken place in the castle. Visited Oct. 2019.
  • Work in progress: an overview of visual illusions and illusionist effects: suggestions of depth and/or movement.
  • Daguerre and Bouton's only remaining diorama at the church of Bry-sur-Marne: a piece of religious high-tech theatre. Visited October 2019.
  • This is part of a text, published in April 2019 on my portfolio site. It talks about the boundaries of the diorama, and Lascaux III as a simulation.
  • This text was first published in April 2019 on my portfolio site. It takes a closer, critical look at one of the 'magical' animatronic dioramas of Dutch theme park Efteling.
  • Originally meant to promote a game, this 2 hours and 40 minute real time simulation, based on the actual events and timeframe of the sinking of the Titanic, displays an eerie artistic quality of its own. Devoid of human figures, the story of the disaster is told through the character of the vessel itself, a […]
  • London, Vol 6, edited by Charles Knight, 1844. CXLIII: Exhibitions of Art by J. Saunders. p283 – 285. Excerpt. The eye witness account of J. Saunders. (…) let us pay our two shillings in the vestibule of the exhibition, ascend the stairs, and submit ourselves to the guidance of the attendant waiting to receive and […]
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Alexandra Crouwers (NL, °1974) is a visual artist working in the digital realm. Her works are made by using a combination of 3D modeling and animation, and post-production, and can take many forms. From 2019 on, she's a doctoral researcher in art and animation at Leuven University/LUCA School of arts, Brussels, under supervision of Wendy Morris.
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