Thursday, April 26, 2012
This project is a compilation of various Skype videos. I wanted to convey the frustration that I seem to have with a lot of these more synthetic forms of communication. I think it is excellent that we have to opportunity to communicated with such a wide range of people, sometimes the programs and glitches seems to get in the way of actual conversation. The work is responding to Okwui Ewezor's "The Black Box", specifically his ideas about globalization eliminating distance.
Monday, April 16, 2012
I was interested in creating a video that responded to the changes in communication as a result of advancements in technology. I wanted to create a film composed of various bit and pieces of Skype conversations. I didn't want the conversation to be coherent. Instead I want the film to be somewhat disorienting and almost too quick for the viewer to understand what is going on.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
The piece struck me as a key example of Sol LeWitt’s definition of conceptual art. This was particularly evident in LeWitt’s discussion about conceptual art being a full development, and process of an idea. Although the journey changed in many ways, the artists still persisted and continued the work until was complete. The piece also evolved in a very interesting way because of the two artist’s differing demeanors. Ulay’s approach to the journey was much more of a combative one. Ulay was rather insistent on keeping the concept the same as in the beginning. However, Abramovic fully surrendered to the situation, and adapted to overcome obstacles. She followed the idea, and let it lead her, as opposed to her strictly trying to follow an unchanging concept. Both artists were not able to completely walk, and complete the journey. The motives of the artists’ also changed during the planning process. The couple separated, and the piece became more about a relationship, and more of a journey about independence, and adaptation to changes (both physical and emotional).