Reconfiguring Space



The specific focus of my written research is a comparative study of Filippo Brunelleschi’s perspective device and the virtual reality work of Char Davies. This comparative study focuses on the ingredients of both devices as well as the similarities between the environments in which they were demonstrated. Brunelleschi’s Peephole device, according to his biographer Manetti, first demonstrated perspective theory in the early fifteenth century. Brunelleschis device, with its three main components, the mirror, the burnished silver and the painted panel, are examined in regards to the environment it was demonstrated in. The dissertation explores these elements as the essential conceptual ingredients for the reconfiguration of space in modern times. Aspects of Brunelleschi’s device are also examined creatively in my practical work.