I’m Tired!

So what is this reality I’ve stepped in?

Anyways its early in the morning; 1:17am to be exact and I’ve been posting on wordpress all day yesterday and its been leading here in the early morning of Monday! I have to get my act together for this Scatter project so I’ve started by taking photographs of crumbs that have been left untouched on my carpet which I am compelled to sweep up anytime soon. Though I might leave them there as its already considered a piece of artwork or contributing to a piece of artwork.

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Yes I did take the word “Scatter” literally. Needs a better concept you say? Umm…Very well I get my beauty sleep and see what me in 8 hours have got to add to this project! Night night!

Neglected Bonsai

This work was originally produced under the Distraction brief. However I think I can carry it off into the Scatter brief as it demonstrates my scattered mind at the time. The video conveys an idea I initally had, to project the distorted bonsai tree I neglected during my infatuation period. I recorded the bonsai tree and altered the video by adding a blur effect. I wanted to distort reality by mimicking the bonsai tree. It actually failed. As the bonsai tree was casting shadows. So instead I distorted the bonsai by using light descending from the object.

John Baldessari – Trying to Photograph a Ball so that it is in the Center of the Picture (1972-73)

John Baldessari an American conceptual artist born in 1937. Recognized for destroying all his paintings between 1953 and 1966. Baldessari turned to photography during the seventies. His experimentation is usually indicated in the title of the work this is evident in “Trying to Photograph a Ball so that it is in the Center of the Picture”. Baldessari took many snapshot trials to achieve the desired outcome however Baldessari discarded the goal to aim for the ball in the center as he came to the conclusion of abandoning conventional rules in photography compositions. I feel motivated by this method of an accidental result. I’m going to attempt and incorporate this technique into my Scatter project.

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Conceptual Art Brief: Altered 1st Draft

Project Brief: Conceptual Art Project

Aim:
Create a piece of artwork relating to the brief.
Explore a variety of methods to express visual thinking.
Establish your understanding through study, research and analysis.
Investigate artists who work in a similar manner by methods and concept.

Brief: Scatter

Scattering is a physical process where some forms of energy, such as light, sound, or moving particles, are forced to diverge from a straight course by one or more restricted non-regularities in the method through which they pass. To scatter is to separate something tangible into parts at random, and force these in different directions: The wind scattered leaves all over the garden. Scattered is occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space; “scattered showers”; “scattered villages”.

You are required to plan, develop and evaluate a contemporary artwork in response to the theme of Scatter.

Summary of Programme:

Week 1: Planning and Research

Produce written brief for contemporary art project.
Contextual and Visual Research

Week 2: Seeking Inspiration

This week dedicated to thought process and documenting in sketchbook.

Week 3: Researching.

Research concept thoroughly.

Week 4: Development.

End of this week is the Group Crit.

Week 5: Further Development.

Regarding the Group Crit alterations may apply.

Week 6: Trialling

Evaluate own work.

Week 7: Final Phase.

Consider Final Artwork.

Week 8: Presentations.

Presenting work.

Assessment:

A formative review of the work carried out will take place in a group crit during week 8 of the project.

A formal assessment of this project will take place during week 16 of semester 2.

Time Allocation:

You have been allocated a total of 8 weeks to complete all work for this project.

There is no maximum allocation of self-directed study time associated with this project.

Units & Outcomes:

The successful completion of this project will result in you covering a number of outcomes from the following HN units:

* Sculpture Development
* Developmental Drawing Portfolio

First Draft of Conceptual Brief

Project Brief: Contemporary Art Project

Aim:
Create a piece of artwork relating to the brief.
Explore a variety of methods to express visual thinking.
Establish your understanding through study, research and analysis.
Investigate artists who work in a similar manner by methods and concept.

Brief: Distraction

Distraction is caused by one of the following: lack of ability to pay attention; lack of interest in the object of attention; greater interest in something other than the object of attention; or the great intensity, novelty or attractiveness of something other than the object of attention. Distractions come from both external sources (physical stimuli through the five senses), and internal sources (thought, emotion, fantasies, physical urges). Divided attention, as in multi-tasking could also be considered as distraction in situations requiring full attention on a single object (e.g. sports, academic tests, performance).

Summary of Programme:

Week 1: Planning and Research

Produce written brief for contemporary art project.
Contextual and Visual Research

Week 2: Development

Begin developing single concept heading to final outcome.

Week 3: Final

Start collecting resources for final artwork.
Complete and present artwork.