Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Kusama, Bouroullec & Straub

Describing context Infinity Mirrored Room (1998), Yayoi Kusama Art: visual, nonfunctional Temporary: part of the 'Organic' exhibition (1998-99) in the Palais des Arts, Toulouse, France (http://www.lesabattoirs.org/en/node/3101) Large scale: room-sized installation Transforms and defines space and forms with use of color (white dots over bright red background) and pattern / repetition of different-sized dots. Mirrored walls "increase" space, creates illusion of infinity. Immersive experience, viewer completely surrounded… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Kusama, Bouroullec & Straub

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Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Surrounded Islands (1980–83), Christo and Jeanne-Claude art installation: no function, purely visual/aesthetic temporary: displayed for two weeks in Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida large scale, repetition: 6.5 million square feet of woven polypropylene fabric placed on surface of water, contouring eleven islands emphasizes by bringing attention with use of bright pink colour and scale, visually… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – Exercise 2

Holiday photos Looking back at my holiday photos, I can identify all sorts of reasons behind why I took certain pictures; some are touristic (e.g. iconic monument or building, cliché subject) and others are 'artsy' (element of abstraction, intention, formal elements, composition, color palette), some are both at the same time, others show an interesting… Continue reading Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – Exercise 2

Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – Notes

Sense of place, scale, depth Ian Berry, GB. Yorkshire. Whitby. 1974 Without people in them, Berry's images might look flat and the place might look barren and lifeless. Berry uses people in their daily activities as elements in his compositions. The message behind would also completely change; right now I see the images as a peek… Continue reading Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – Notes

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 One: 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