Saturday, April 25, 2009
As a whole, the five posters I created address the social object and dynamic of questions. My artwork displays the beginning framework to the endless questions of life. Questions seek answers, and within each of my philosophical questions the answer is positioned in the visual center. Although this placement may appear clear to the omniscient eye, in reality the truth is often obscured by unforeseen circumstances of the present.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Writing has been the foundation of communication and knowledge from the beginnings of human civilization. Our ability to translate perceptions of the world through word is a defining quality of our identity as complex social beings. To illustrate the social nature of books, my composition attempts to illustrate the global, and historical importance of writing.
For our project we drew inspiration from the artist Allan Kaprow. He is famous for producing the 18 Happenings in 6 Parts and has forever changed the definition of a happening. A happening is a performance, event or situation meant to be considered as art. Happenings take pace anywhere, are often multi-disciplinary, often lack a narrative and frequently seek to invlove the audience in some way. We decided to take this definition to heart and produce a similar event, the 9 Happenings in 3 parts. The 30 second clip is one of the happenings we included in the project. We had a performance component for our presentation but weren't able to accomplish it in the setting. However, we feel that the video accompanied with performance art truly portrays what a happening is and gives credit to Kaprow's interesting take on lifelike art.