Monthly Archives: October 2014

This group presentation is about what I have been doing and my plans for the next step.  Some feedbacks and resources from classmates are very helpful. I made some notes for further research.

j.biernat10: your collages reminded me of the journals of Dan Eldon – i’m not sure if you’ve ever seen them.

j.biernat10: i’m sure they have his book in the library – it’s worth checking out

j.biernat10: also gerhard richter’s painted photographs come to mind

j.biernat10: yea i like them a lot
j.biernat10: but it’s kind of hard to draw from them without ripping them off
j.biernat10: because they are so iconic

j.biernat10: i really like these as still objects right now
j.biernat10: i’m not sure video is necessary
j.biernat10: but i dont know could be worth trying

Jake notes that Dan Eldon’s work, which I really like it. It is another collage form of journal concerning  a combination of painted elements, images and handwriting. I will go to library to borrow the book <The Journey is the destination: the journals of Dan Eldon >

allyclarkphtography: ruby – i really like those. fascinating. like puzzles. both through visual content and physical appearance.

allyclarkphtography: yes, i like the torn paper. brings it alive.

ally said these pieces like puzzles.  I think this is a interesting point.

ED: There is an important principle at work here. The human mind seeks to resolve ambiguity into truth, so when we view these juxtapositions, an interpretation is sought.

ED: And so a narrative is developed in the eyes of the viewer

ED: Ruby, have you though about how you could develop the medium, i.e. the “torn paper”

ED:Don’t get me wrong, this is nice work, I’m trying to push you. Could it be video, for example?

ED: Well, the fragmented nature of the medium implies a fragment from history, a snapshot in time. Could this be developed?

ED:Just a thorn in your side. Always trying to push. If it doesn’t work then don’t be afraid to fail, but try new things

ED: Ruby, the work you are doing is good, and you need to reflect on the themes that work within it. The hands and the heads really express something. and my thinking is that these could be made from moving images also. Look at – perhaps you don’t need to work with your own capture,]

ED: Also, the shape of torn paper may be a canvas shape in moving imagery – the screen does not have to be a rectangle

harmeet: Also look for richard himilton’s collages

Huijun Guan:

I recorded these notes firstly. after that , I will think about it gradually.


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Recently, I am still trying to do some collage (link).

I attempt to find delicate relationship between different pieces, which are very ambiguous. These are practices for further video work. I will try to do some video collage, I think it could be more interesting. At the same time, I hope it could be narrative. Therefore, I will try to collect various pieces of video from my daily life and journey. Collage is accidental and unpredictable. I believe that this is a way to research ambiguity in art.

Firstly, I realized that keeping idea, getting influence and making the test are useful ways to do research.Secondly, I made clearer direction through Unit 1 assessment.Unit 1 assessment is an overall reflection for preceding research.

During this tutorial, Jonathan gives me a lot of constructive suggestions, which relate to my specific artworks. On the one hand, Jonathan suggests that I can continue to do collage with my own intuition. On the other hand,  He says that I can develop my collage, which could be using videos instead of still images. These video materials could be many fragments of old films or my original creation. I think this is a challenge for me but I still want to try it in the future, because it could be more ambiguous and more interesting.  In addition, Jonathan notes that I can combine all of my concept, test and  experiment, which was what I did. Such as a combination of the projection and photography, collage on paper and making video. Jonathan mentions that “remix media” also is a feasible way to present artwork. ( I am not sure “Remix media” is an exact word, I forgot to bring the note by Jonathan. )

For me, I consider the process of experiment is most important. At the same time, some influences also can broaden my horizons gradually. However, I have to admit that unit 1 assessment pushes me to make an overall conclusion for the last year. This is very beneficial for my further research.

1222 2 7E8E4F23-1673-4566-8590-5EEF2AABF5B4 The project is a continuation of my initial idea, “experience with each other”. Before this project, I took some images for research purposes. I noticed a common phenomenon, where many photos have accidentally captured a few shots of a stranger passing by. I found this very interesting. In the research process, I started to develop my idea. I paid more attention to people’s own-space on the street. It may seem that people have potential communication with each other on the street but in actuality they all have their own “personal space”. To represent this kind of situation, I used a rectangular box as a metaphor for personal space. It showed that the people walking on the street were within their own-space. Although this was a very normal situation, the project still attempted to leave a space for the viewers to reflect on. The final work would be consisted of several videos, which could be up to 16 videos on one screen.

I am influenced by Collage artist Katrien De Blauwer. I did some collage works as an experiment for further artwork. I went to Notting Hill second-hand bookshop. These collage works are consisted of many fragments from old magazines. I reconstructed these pieces , which the whole process is very interesting.At the same time, I am trying to make new meaning for these pieces. I think it is good practice for further artworks. q1 lq2 q3 q5 q4 1 l7 l2副本 lq9 lq10 lq12 lq7 lq8 lq11 l6 lq6 lq13