Assignment One: Reflection on feedback

I received formative feedback on my first assignment and was asked to reflect on Dr. Rees' comments and suggestions. I've organized my thinking according to the sections in the feedback form. Overall comments The overall comments were encouraging and acknowledged the work I put into my first assignment. I articulated my intention to work towards… Continue reading Assignment One: Reflection on feedback

Part One: Learning Outcomes

I've just submitted my first assignment. Before moving on to Part Two, I wanted to revisit my movement across the course learning outcomes. I worked this entry out in my physical learning log and have summarized it here. Can I demonstrate an awareness of a broad range of contemporary practice in the creative arts? I… Continue reading Part One: Learning Outcomes

Part One: Conclusion

Reflecting on the art and artists featured in Part One As I review the work I've done in this first part of Creative Arts Today, and gear up for my first evaluation, I'm noticing a real pattern of feeling paralyzed with insecurity as a I begin to engage with each new exercise, artist and artwork.… Continue reading Part One: Conclusion

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 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 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