Hours 1,2,3,4

April 24th, 2012. Comments Off on Hours 1,2,3,4.

I spent a lot of time thinking about my project, I have paper I doodled on to show for it.

     

     

Artist X

April 24th, 2012. Comments Off on Artist X.

 Nam June Paik

Nam June Paik spent his childhood in Korea, until his family fled during the Korean War. First his family went to Hong Kong, then later to Japan. Paik graduated from the University of Tokyo. Afterwards Paik moved to Germany where he studied at Munich University.

Nam June Paik is well known for his video and electronic work which he often incorporated music and classical instruments such as the cello. He is considered to be one of the first video-artists and is associated with the Neo-Dada movement called Fluxus. He is also credited with coming up with the term “super highway” in regard to telecommunications.

His work Electronic Superhighway mirrors what I think about the 90s. I was never hyper-aware of how much technology connected the world. I don’t think my parents even owned a cell phone until I was in the 4th grade. It’s bright and very fast-forward feeling, and the televisions give it a historical vibe, alluding to events in the present and different points of view/events all across America.

Electronic Superhighway

Final Project Proposal

April 16th, 2012. Comments Off on Final Project Proposal.

All semester my Computer Science Professor has talked about the creativity of CPSC. It takes a lot of creativity and thinking to make an algorithm into a program- but all new ideas, methods, and functions are made with the same digits, symbols, text and so on. Programmers even steal other ready-made programs and work off them to complete something new (which is similar to my class’ final project).

I really like his description of creativity, of everything being made from the same elements only rearranged into something new. And for my final project I’m going to compare this idea with my Art History Course, The History of Prints. Similarly in the prints we focus on, they are made of the same strokes, lines, crosshatching, stippling and so on, but these prints were also copied and made in other arrangements of these elements by different artists.

I want to take the photo of a famous print that was copied several times, Madonna in the Clouds by Barocci, and make a large gif of the this image being created using programing elements to juxtapose the creation of the print and programming.

~My To Do List~

-Gather picture and source HTML

-Make a digital drawing in order to get the lines and shading correct

-Make values, shading and lines using HTML (also keep within 20 frames)

Artist IX

April 16th, 2012. Comments Off on Artist IX.

Pipilotti Rist is from Switzerland. She studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and later at the School of Design in Basel Switzerland. Her work was first featured in the Venice Biennial and she has been a musician, a visiting faculty member at UCLA, and a film maker. During her studies, Rist, made plenty of films, which were about a few minutes each and her works generally focused on issues related to sexuality, gender, and the human body. Her focus is video and audio installations because there is enough space for all kinds of art mediums.  Her work usually conveys happiness and simplicity- though her opinion is that art should contribute to evolution, to encourage the mind and conjure positive energies and destroy prejudices.

          

Massachusetts Chandelier

I think all of these qualities can be seen in the “Massachusetts Chandelier”, which is a colorful chandelier which seems to be made of different types of undergarments. The piece is sensual but also evokes a pleasant reaction. It illuminates features of gender oriented underwear. There are so many types it also seems to be about the sexuality of undergarments but with the different colors and projected lights it breaks down the prejudices and preferences. Having an evolved take on underwear being beautiful in a variety, that not one is better than the other and generating a positive image of what humans wear closest to their bodies.

Time, out of control

April 11th, 2012. Comments Off on Time, out of control.

Paul Pfeiffer

April 9th, 2012. Comments Off on Paul Pfeiffer.

Born in 1966 in Hawaii- moved to New York in 1990 and attended Hunter College and also the Whitney Independent Study Program

Works with video, sculpture and photography- he’s well known for using computer technology to explore the role that mass media plays in shaping consciousness

He made a series of video works focused on professional sports events where he digitally removed the bodies of the players from the game.  He shifted the viewer’s focus to the spectators, sports equipment, or trophies won, his work is presented on small LCD screens and often looped

 (2001) The Long Count (The Rumble in the jungle): a video of Muhammad Ali and George Foreman fighting, which the fighters have been digitally removedThe Long Count (The Rumble in the Jungle)

Pfeiffer’s sculptures include computer generated recreations of props from movies such as “Poltergeist” and miniature dioramas of sets from films, including “The Exorcist”

Poltergeist Spoon

His work is time consuming and meticulous- I really admire how much time he invests in his work. He does so 100% and I read that it often takes months for him to produce a few minutes of video

Live From Neverland

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Notes from Paul Pfeiffer’s segment in the Episode “TIME” from Art in the Twenty-First Century (All Quotes by Paul Pfeiffer)

“For me it’s very hard to dissociate a single image from that entire network, so you know the question always comes up is- Who’s making who, does the image make us? Or do we make images?

“It seems that there is something inherently compelling about repetition and about the loop, like a fireplace, or a moth to the flame, you know there is just something…that kind of draws you in, makes you want to just stare at it for a while…”

Is this apparent in our work with gifs? They’re as form of expression, and different viewers had alternate reactions and feelings about images. 

“I barrow so much of what I use, I think of myself much less as an Author and more like a poacher or a translator or a mediator…”

He’s translating by picking pieces in time to slow down and loop and convey to the viewer the intense spiritual moments. 

“That’s what I think of a craft, building a relationship to the material and discovering the things that it will do despite your will that may end up being more interesting then what you were trying to will the material to do…”

The journey of making the piece is what’s important, he has an end result in mind but what’s significant is the things that happen along that way that weren’t anticipated- it’s seems like a hyper personal process. 

“I also feel like it’s a bit like painting or drawing, in a sense that you leave your everyday consciousness of the world and achieve a sense of everyday focus…”

Link: http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/paul-pfeiffer?gclid=COrTls_ZpK8CFcUSNAodc2yQZw

Shadow Walk Photos

April 8th, 2012. Comments Off on Shadow Walk Photos.

Projection project inspired by Jenny Holzer. We set up a projection outside the library for anyone to interact with and documented the shadows.

    

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Shadow Walk

April 6th, 2012. Comments Off on Shadow Walk.

Yesterday was the shadow walk! Everyone showed up and worked on the project and it was a success!

Here is where I have to blog about my contributions, at least that’s what I think I’m supposed to do.

-Took pictures, recorded a little

-Helped tape down the extension cord

-Advertised to friends

-Helped assess the venue that first day

and that’s all 🙂

Will put up the edited photos soon!

Artist VII

March 20th, 2012. Comments Off on Artist VII.

Jeff Baij,

After looking at the work on your site I was left wondering about the ‘Still Life with Lobster’ pieces. They just seem different from your other things. I’m curious about what you used to make them, and what was it that influenced their design?

Still Life with Lobster

Also, I noticed you made a background tile using a Dalek from Dr. Who. Is this just something you made for fun and posted on the site? Or do you consider it one of your pieces? I’m curious about where you draw the distinction between your own work and a fan made work. Unless, I missed the idea completely and in that case I’d like to know more about it.

 

Background Tile (Dalek)

Project 7…5…1!

March 15th, 2012. 5 Comments.

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