Thursday, April 26, 2012

Final Visual Project

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

Visual Project 03 Proposal

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

Visual Project 02

My work is responding to Bachelard's "The Poetics of Space". I attempted at doing this by combining, and overlapping places that are significant, or interesting to me. The piece is also inspired by Jesรบs Rafael Soto, and his work in the field of Op Art. I decided to work with isolation hooping because of the kind of optical illusion element of the act.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Test Video

I tried to upload a video, but there was an error so I've contacted Blogger support. However, I had wanted to create a video of me doing isolation hooping which is a type of illusion-esque hooping. First and foremost, I was interested in creating an Op Art inspired piece. Although, this piece would include the artist, which is not something typically found in pieces belonging to the Op Art movement. I would also like to edit the video to make it somewhat more surreal. I still need to fully develop the conceptual aspect of this piece, and figure out how to tie that into my video.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Response to Carr- "A Great Wall"

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).