Project 3: Place in Art – Case Study

Case Study - Interpreting Nathan Coley's A Place Beyond Belief, 2012 (illuminated text on scaffolding, 6m x 7m x 3m) Students were given this image (taken from Coley's site) and asked to use skills developed across various exercises in Part 1 to build an interpretation of the work. Initial response: Impressive scale Desire to engage… Continue reading Project 3: Place in Art – Case Study

Project 3: Place in Art

Research point: Notes on the Tate website's "artist rooms" article about text and language in art. [accessed 30/03/17] History: first use of text in art Early 20th century Text in art reflected the emerging avant-garde movements of the time. Culturally, this period coincided with increased presence of printed work, increased sophistication in marketing/advertising. Words, letters… Continue reading Project 3: Place in Art

Project 3: Place in Art

Exercise 3, continued - But is it installation art? http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/articles/it-installation-art [accessed 29/03/17] Written by Claire Bishop Published 1 January 2005 From Tate Etc. issue 3: Spring 2005 To build on background knowledge of diverse media and the role of "place" in art, students were instructed to read the above-linked article, But is it Installation Art? on… Continue reading Project 3: Place in Art

Project 3: Place in art

Exercise 3 – Gallery visit, continued Focus piece 2: Convergence d'images vers le port, 2016, ultra-high definition (4k) digital video installation, 4 synchronized projections, mute, 8:06 video loop. Artist's collection. Produced by Jeu de Paume, Paris, for this exposition. Photo documentation: Notes: My friend and I spent a bit of time with this piece. Very… Continue reading Project 3: Place in art

Project 3: Place in art

Exercise 3 - Gallery visit Context: This exercise asked us to visit a gallery featuring contemporary work and select, sketch, take notes on and research two pieces that focus on the themes of time and/or place. Exposition: Peter Campus - video ergo sum - 14/02 - 28/05/2017 - Jeu de Paume Curated by Anne-Marie Duguer… Continue reading Project 3: Place in art

Project 3: Place in art

Exercise 2 - Developing research skills, with reference to Katie Paterson's Vatnajökull (the sound of). Additional notes regarding Vatnajökull as... ...a site-specific work: Vatnajökull (the sound of) is a truly site-specific piece. Physically stepping foot into the gallery wasn't enough or even essential; to experience the work, one had to (inter)act: dial the live line… Continue reading Project 3: Place in art

Project 3: Place in Art

Exercise 1 continued - Research Point Below is a list of the artists (note: I haven't included the names of writers) mentioned in Place (London: Thames and Hudson by Dean, T and Millar, J. 2005). Where a specific work was discussed in the essay, I've mentioned it next to their name. Below each bolded name,… Continue reading Project 3: Place in Art

Project 3: Place in Art

Exercise 1: Place. London: Thames and Hudson by Dean, T and Millar, J. (2005) Notes: I made an extended mind-map to organize the rough notes I took as I read this text. The above mind-map can be accessed here as a PDF or online for better viewing and zoom capabilities. Summary & Reflection: I read… Continue reading Project 3: Place in Art

Project 2: Time and time-based media

Exercise 2, continued: Interpreting Video Art - Still Life, 2001, Sam Taylor-Johnson http://samtaylorjohnson.com/moving-image/art/still-life-2001 A written interpretation:  Taylor-Johnson’s Still Life offers the viewer a twist on a classic scene. Instead of “immortalising" a platter of ripe fruit on canvas, Taylor-Johnson uses 35 mm. film to capture the gradual decay of these fruits over time. Save the… Continue reading Project 2: Time and time-based media