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Untitled

Silver Gelatin Prints, 58 x 70.9 cm, 2017

The need for cognitive closure is a psychological term which describes the level of a person’s tolerance towards a firm answer. In order to test whether one possesses a high or low need for closure when observing art, 5 variables are taken into consideration. read more

 

 

Untiteld, Silver Gelatin Prints, 58 x 70.9 cm, 2017

The need for cognitive closure is a psychological term which describes the level of a person’s tolerance towards a firm answer. In order to test whether one possesses a high or low need for closure, 5 variables are taken into consideration: If one has a need for order, predictability, unambiguity, decisiveness and close-mindedness, then a high need for cognitive closure is registered. Introducing any one or more of these variables into an artwork may result in the viewer being unable to appreciate the image being presented. ‘Untitled’ is a series of 7 silver gelatin prints with an unfinished and ambiguous storyline. This artwork was directly intended to address one’s need for closure. Back to artwork

“Too fragile and too valuable to be touched any longer…. Forever stalled, stranded in between a state of completion and incompletion” (Baum, p. 215)