Project 3: Ways of saying and seeing

Close Reading A close reading is the analysis of a poem or an extract of prose in fine detail. Each reader's close reading is unique; it's about your response to the text as a reader more than the writer's intentions in the writing. So there are no right or wrong answers. (CAT p. 92) Exercise… Continue reading Project 3: Ways of saying and seeing

Project 3: Ways of saying and seeing

A Rough Guide to Poetic Devices For Aristotle, expression (or diction) is the fourth element essential to good storytelling. Poetic devices are found in all kinds of text, creative writing or literature, but perhaps they are more concentrated in poetry. Exercise 2a - Definitions and examples of poetic devices in poetry I consulted online poetry… Continue reading Project 3: Ways of saying and seeing

Project 3: Ways of saying and seeing

Notes from course material (p.81-2) Poetry Comes from the Greek word for "making" Is a literary art using aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language to evoke literal and figurative meaning(s) Can be very challenging; few of us engage with it outside of an academic context In fact, poetry and prose have a lot in common:… Continue reading Project 3: Ways of saying and seeing

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