Deeana Mingerulli

Making Present

This research is interested in the interplay between space, time, object and observer, and the result of their coming together through techniques of adornment. Through a series of experiments, material arrangements produced ways of uncovering moments that transpire in various temporalities and durations between material, object and the surrounding environmental conditions. These explorations capture ephemeral moments that may cause the viewer to think and shift how to interact with their milieu. In a south-facing shop front on Greville Street, Prahran, a retail experience unfolds through a journey with time. Tactics in spatial manipulation and adornment, through the use of material and immaterial elements and their relationship to time and duration, provoke a particular encounter with the retail context. Subtle representations of time exist to intensify connection between the participant, the journey through their physical surrounds and the retail process they are embarking on along the way.