Raff and Warne align their concepts

Raff and Warne align their concepts with the 1960s Situationist theories of “psycho-geography,” a term used to describe the sensation of one perceptible element overriding another (forgetting you’re in a theatre while being engrossed by the movie, for instance), and to “detournement,” the process of revealing something hidden within a found condition (such as the found object altered slightly to become interpretable as art). It is also close to the subtleties of defining negative spaces that the British sculptor Rachel Whiteread uses in her work. The space “around” is the space she casts. She conceives of air as being hard. I keep coming around to her work in relation to Fall because there is a similarity between her visual reversals – Whiteread’s castings of a few inches of space just above a row of shelved books, for instance – and Fall’s aim to exaggerate architectural spaces that are not normally considered.

This was especially true in a second element in Fall that gave some importance to a moot space of approximately six inches in width – the distance between the shaft and the elevator cube. In addition to the projected wall video, Raff and Warne placed a small video screen behind a constructed wall near the back of the elevator. The image of the figures was visible on the screen through a tiny hole cut to the size of an eye socket, and the movements of the figures matched the rise and fall of the elevator rather than moving in opposition as they did in the video. Up close, where the boundaries of the monitor could not be seen (similar in effect to looking through a keyhole into a room filled with people) the impression was of infinite space within a very limited one.

It would be misleading to say that peering into the tiny oculus or watching the video in the elevator gave you an overwhelming sensation comparable to a virtual reality experience. None of the affect of sensationalism was exaggerated in this project. The quiet drama of Fall was in conceptualizing solid space as malleable and extendible, and limited space as infinite rather than contained.

Please have a look at canvas oil paintings video, If you like wall art.