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

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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

Project 2: Time and time-based media

Exercise 1 continued: Jem Finer's Longplayer, a written interpretation Jem Finer's Longplayer is a 1000-year musical composition that examines our relationship to time. The installation is based in London but the music it produces is accessible worldwide. The composition was written for singing bowls which can be played by both humans and, in the case… Continue reading Project 2: Time and time-based media

Project 2: Time and time-based media

Exercise 1 continued: Case Study - Interpreting Sound - Longplayer: What does the term “site-specific” mean, with reference to art? 
 “Site-specific art refers to a work of art designed for a particular location that has an interrelationship with the location.” (definition from the Tate website, accessed 02/03/17) Additional notes about Longplayer: Quality of the… Continue reading Project 2: Time and time-based media

Project 2: Time & time-based media

Exercise 1: Thinking about time and place... ...is overwhelming. Both terms carry much philosophical weight and an endless web of possible meaning. While we can't exist outside of their meaning and refer to them constantly and confidently, we hardly know what they are. I used some basic diagrams to map out my initial thoughts about… Continue reading Project 2: Time & time-based media

Project 1: Art & Ideas

Exercise 5: Finding out more I used the Bridgeman Education Library (BEL) to find a couple still life/nature morte paintings (with fish) that appealed to me. I am far more interested in representations of people, bodies and emotion in art, so still life paintings, and the "dead" worlds they often depict don't appeal to me.… Continue reading Project 1: Art & Ideas

Project 1: Art & Ideas

Exercise 3: Reading about art Excerpt (pp.1-8) from Art History: The Basics, by Grant Pooke and Diana Newall (2008, Abingdon: Routeledge). Summary: In this excerpt, Pooke and Newall trace the evolution of how we typically define art in the Western world. They illustrate how longheld “classical” distinctions in the art world, and the measures by […]

Project 1: Art & Ideas

Exercise 3: Reading about art Excerpt (pp.1-8) from Art History: The Basics, by Grant Pooke and Diana Newall (2008, Abingdon: Routeledge). Summary: In this excerpt, Pooke and Newall trace the evolution of how we typically define art in the Western world. They illustrate how longheld "classical" distinctions in the art world, and the measures by… Continue reading Project 1: Art & Ideas