A few days ago I was reading a book late in the evening. I managed to stumble on the following sentence: Constructivism debuted with Suprematism in the same exhibition in Petrograd, Russia, in 1915. In my tired state I just could not recognise the word debuted. In my head I was sounding it out as de-boo-ted … Continue reading The arbitrariness of the sign
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King I enjoyed this book because of King's no nonsense style of writing. I liked that his advice was to use your vocabulary exactly as it is. His basic rule is to use the first word that comes to mind if appropriate and colourful. Try not … Continue reading Book: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art? (2017) by Kyung An and Jessica Cerasi Thames & Hudson I picked up this book in the library in an attempt to demystify contemporary art. Reading through it gave me a few ideas for works of art which I have jotted down below. I liked this book as it was … Continue reading Books: Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?
Interpret Jeremy Deller's Battle of Orgreave and reflect on the importance of time and place in this piece (800-1000 words) Personal response - to piece (media and form) including performance and subsequent installation of associated paraphernalia. The footage of the performance is now reminiscent of modern news footage. Today, initial footage is often from the … Continue reading Notes for Assignment One – Part B
Dr James Fox presented a very interesting documentary on artists that used nature to create art for BBC 4. A quote that particularly struck me from Dr Fox was "landscape art can be difficult to find". A few of the artworks he mentioned and quotes are noted below. These pieces are incredibly site specific. ashdome 22 … Continue reading Forest, Field & Sky: Art of out nature
The links in the course notes had expired so I found another relevant link for the meantime that discusses the use of text in art: http://www.tate.org.uk/learn/online-resources/exam-help/themes/letters-and-words The Tate website breaks down the usage of letters and words in art into five main themes: 'Found' words: Printed packaging, labels and layers Words and shapes Words that tell stories … Continue reading Text in Art
Following on from thoughts in Exercise 1 I have experimented with playing with perception: Below is a photo of a street as seen when able to stand. The other two images are from my sketchbook. The first is a sketch of the same scene from the perspective of a wheelchair user with annotations of all … Continue reading Exercise 1a – Experiment with perspective