IMAGE & EXPERIMENT (WEEK 1 (Still Life (a type of painting or drawing…
IMAGE & EXPERIMENT
Authorship - being the creator.
Ways to adapt an image: blow it up, reframe it, crop it, hide parts, make it monotone, halftone, duotone, trace it, distort it, combine it, make a collage, cut it up, tesselate,.
Exploring techniques to create our own images.
Visual Storytelling: a story told primarily through the use of visual media. The story may be told using still photography, illustration, or video, and can be enhanced with graphics, music, voice and other audio.
a type of painting or drawing of an arrangement of objects that do not move, such as flowers, fruit, bowls, etc...
The French for still life is nature morte, meaning dead nature.
Semiotics & Shifting context
The study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation.
Denotation - describes what an object is rather than what it means - eg. house
Connotation - secondary meanings, including qualities and associations determined by the reader’s personal interpretations - eg. home
Visual Pun - A pun may be based on a similarity in shapes, linking two images with different meanings together based on their formal likeness.
Antithesis - Contrasting terms are placed together in order to emphasise their differences. Graphic Designers might use contrasting images or messages in order to produce dramatic effect.
REPEATITION & SEQUENCING
Mise en abyme - a formal technique of placing a copy of an image within itself, often in a way that suggests an infinitely recurring sequence.
This workshop gave me the chance to experiment with work that looked similar or in some cases identical. As such I needed to use unique and innovative methods of presenting and experimenting with my work.
“Love your experiments (as you would an ugly child). Joy is the engine of growth. Exploit the liberty in casting your work as beautiful experiments, iterations, attempts, trials, and errors. Take the long view and allow yourself the fun of failure every day.”
The repetition of a process.
Neues Sehen - based on the use of unexpected framings, the search for contrast in form and light, the use of high and low camera angles, etc.
The movement was directly related to the principles of the Bauhaus.
I was particularly interested in the idea of Authorship and how I could manipulate an image to not only make it my own, but to also reinvent a piece of existing art. I would look to experiment with various techniques but through the workshop I particularly enjoyed the distortion and halftone/duotone experiments.
I also found an interest within the Hans Finsler part of Week 4. I believe that experimenting with compositions could present some interesting outcomes but would also allow me to develop an understanding of design process. Although this links to Form & Practice, the idea of the process of making experiments would tie in with Iteration.
However, both of these ideas could be combined to further my experimentation. I could look at how I could continue to reinvent a piece of work through experimentation.
Some possible routes could be to experiment with iconic pieces of art that viewers would recognise. This would then showcase the how abstraction can alter the viewers perception of that piece of work and would question what makes it iconic.
Alternatively, I could work with random works of art that the viewer might not recognise, this would allow me to fully immerse the viewer within the abstract experimentation.