Project 3 – Reading visual communications

Notes Summary of intended learning outcomes from Project 2: visual communications employ a(ny) combination of typeface, image and materials to support an intended message. When choosing the visual elements to include in visual communications, it's important to consider the kinds of meanings these different elements may lend themselves to (important to consider connotations of language,… Continue reading Project 3 – Reading visual communications

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Project 1: The craft of writing

Notes, from CAT binder: pages 66-68. Writing = “expressing language by letters or other marks’ (Peter T. Daniels, 1996) These marks form a system of signs A sign is an arbitrary name we assign to an object or concept. Arbitrary: arising from accident, rather than rule; not bound by rules We need context to give… Continue reading Project 1: The craft of writing

Charlotte Salvanès at Galerie Mariska Hammoudi

Personal notes, with reference to course themes, on Salvanès' recent exposition: Everyday Life in a Happy Family Recently, I visited a small gallery in my neighbourhood. I had walked by as they were setting up the exposition and felt drawn to the work I saw, which felt distinctly maternal, feminine, familiar to me. Indeed, the… Continue reading Charlotte Salvanès at Galerie Mariska Hammoudi

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