Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 2

Knitting patterns Mind map of what knitting means to me and what I associate it with: Contemporary and historical examples of where and how knitting or knitted items have been represented:   Reflection After looking around at various examples of knitting, I feel that my initial mind map is not very far off from what I found. There… Continue reading Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 2

Assignment one – Part B

The Battle of Orgreave, 2001 I will be analysing and interpreting Jeremy Deller's The Battle of Orgreave. The piece is a re-enactment of the 1984 strike by the National Union of Mineworkers in Yorkshire, England. My main interest is in revealing how this piece deals with the themes of time and place, and then in exploring the way that a historical event can take… Continue reading Assignment one – Part B

Conclusion

From being someone who immediately rejected contemporary art to being able to analyse and research a contemporary piece and make a more informed critique, I certainly have surprised myself. Despite the fact that this type of art (installation, performance, ready-made, etc.) is not my favorite, I have been able to accept the messages these pieces convey and be… Continue reading Conclusion

Project 3 (Place in art) – Research point

Research point: Text in art Notes on 'ARTIST ROOMS: Theme: Language' Duchamp defined artists as those able to "rethink the world and remake meaning through language" Sol LeWitt originated term 'conceptual art' "art became increasingly ephemeral and transient" "the reader is invited to execute the work through his or her own imagination." "language shapes our cultural… Continue reading Project 3 (Place in art) – Research point

Project 3 (Place in art) – Exercise 3 (further research)

Exercise 3 Gallery or site visit (further research) Notes on 'But is it installation art?' What is installation art? "Almost any arrangement of objects in a given space can now be referred to as installation art..." "...the way in which an exhibition was arranged..." Origin in the 1960s Minimalism worked towards giving importance to the space used to… Continue reading Project 3 (Place in art) – Exercise 3 (further research)

Project 3 (Place in art) – Exercise 2

Exercise 2 Developing your research skills Before looking at Vatnajökull, I took a glance at all of Katie's work and noticed that is deeply connected with such themes as place, time, space, nature, science, history and technology. I can easily see from the images and the statements how much research and attention to detail are put behind each… Continue reading Project 3 (Place in art) – Exercise 2

Project 3 (Place in art) – Research Point

Artists mentioned in Dean and Millar's essay whose work incorporates text and are relevant to place Ian Hamilton Finlay - Little Sparta is a sculpture garden in Southern Scotland meant to evoke contemplation through its use of allusions to philosophy, poetry, history, time and art. There are words inscribed in the sculptures and other objects to help bring to mind specific ideas… Continue reading Project 3 (Place in art) – Research Point