Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Research point

Richard Long: Curator's Talk Notes Richard Long, Bristol, 1945 Heaven and Earth explores relationship between art and landscape 1960s: abstract expressionism, pop, and British abstraction start to fade. Anti-form, conceptualism, land art, minimalism, performance art, and process art start to arise. 'art as idea, art as action' (idea = concept / action = energy, motion) A… Continue reading Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Research point

Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Exercise 2

Photography portrays time and passage of time I really don't think photography is only suited to portraying time and the passage of time. It does do that, but not only that. It can also portray an emotion, opinion, place, a face, a fact, show something educational or simply show something beautiful. Sometimes an image's subject will be… Continue reading Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Exercise 2

Project 4 (Time and place) – Room One: Urban

Room Seven: Urban (p.27-46) Artists Doug Aitken Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster Jean and Louise Wilson Richard Hamilton Victor Pasmore Liam Gillick Dan Graham Borjan Sarcevic Stan Douglas Thomas Struth Points of interest 'To live in the city, must we assume the position of the anonymous stranger?' (p.27) 'Home can be motion at times.' Doug Aitken (p.28) '...an architectural protagonist… Continue reading Project 4 (Time and place) – Room One: Urban

Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 4

Cutting edge Explore websites and other forms of new media and identify examples of cutting edge or inventive forms of visual communication. I went back to my exercise of Identifying visual communications in order to recall the different types of visual communications, which are persuasion, information, identity design, authorial content, interactive design and alternative messages. I will be noting whether each of… Continue reading Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 4

Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 3

Visual conventions for time and place Examples of different visual conventions used to convey time and/or place/space from different historical periods. motion decayed flowers blooming repetition of same action, endless loop time cartoon strip visual description and textual sequence, steps (this, then this, etc.) conveys time (beginning, middle, end) storyboard step by step narrative shows progression… Continue reading Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 3

Project 3 (Reading visual communications) – Room Three: Fantastic

Room Three: Fantastic (p.80-82) Signifier and signified in crop circle photograph. In this case, the signifier (the form of a sign) is the crop circle while the signified (the concept of a sign) is the existence of paranormal or extra-terrestrial forces. It seems that one of the reasons why crop circles are linked with these unknown… Continue reading Project 3 (Reading visual communications) – Room Three: Fantastic

Project 4 (The Road) – Room Seven: Itinerancy

Room Seven: Itinerancy (p.150-158) Itinerancy: traveling from place to place. Artists Francis Alÿs Robery Smithson Janet Cardiff Rirkrit Tiravanija Shimabuku Impact of time, place and journey on Shimabuku’s ‘Cucumber Journey’ (p.156 - 157) Shimabuku's 'Cucumber Journey' is about the relationship of change and time. He embarked on a two-week-long canal boat trip from London to Birmingham. As he made his slow trip, he… Continue reading Project 4 (The Road) – Room Seven: Itinerancy

Project 3 (Ways of saying and seeing) – Exercise 3

Close reading of Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas • What’s the mood of the poem? How does it make you feel? The first half of the poem has a mood of exaltation, excitement, and joyful nostalgia. It makes me feel inspired and happy and makes me think of sweeter, more innocent times. The second half of the poem… Continue reading Project 3 (Ways of saying and seeing) – Exercise 3

Project 3 (Ways of saying and seeing) – Exercise 1

How each poem contemplates the theme of ‘place’ • Speaks about place in relation to identity and exile In The Lost Land, Eavan Boland stands by Dublin Bay with nostalgia and melancholy as she imagines an exile that seemed to have happened in that very place. It is apparent that those people didn't leave by choice but were separated from the… Continue reading Project 3 (Ways of saying and seeing) – Exercise 1