Category Archives: Digital Art Processes

Mirror City Exhibition

Mirror City advertised an exhibition that would represent artworks intertwining ‘fiction and reality’.

Upon entering, we walk into the installation of Lindsay Seers, whereby we are hit by information overload that was dampened further by it’s segregated locations of interactions, causing susceptibility, perhaps even inevitability to miss parts.

The installation was a shipwreck of silliness, literally. Seers installation was a sunken ship containing inside a cinema that presented floating abstract spherical images displaying geometric patterns. Accompanying this (outside the cinema) was a soundtrack that drowned the senses with sounds of tide and and audio of mythical greek storytelling of the sea witch ‘Ursula’. Continue reading Mirror City Exhibition

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Image Analysis

Laughing Bones Title: Portrait of an American Family

The image represents a general introduction to televisions brought into homes. The individual images displayed on the heads of the family represent items personal to them. The images range from iconic figures such as Political leader Napoleon, to popular brands such as Barbie and Ken, Disney’s Cinderella and popular food products such as confectory. The latter could represent the rise of the Sugar Industry and reflecting back on an era where the Triangular Trade over the Atlantic Ocean was at large, thus including sugar exported from the Caribbean and south Americas and Imported to New England (Figure 1). In addition the image greatly reflects on the industrial revolution. The image of Barbie, Ken and car tell a time when mass production and factories were invented and infamously popular. Continue reading Image Analysis

Lesson Summary: V

DAP Lesson:
Students reviewed the structure for DAP reports(*) but also how to correctly review an exhibition.

(*)
Analysis (why/how)
Description (What) Why: Why does it have colours?
Represents (How): How is the use of colours portrayed?
What: (History) Where does it come from?
The biography of the artists is irrelevant unless it led up to a specific stage of their artwork in which can be discussed.
Mediums of the work must be stated i.e measurements, collection.
Argue the points and compare. Continue reading Lesson Summary: V

Developing Image Analysis Skills

DAP Lesson:
The focus of the lesson was to develop students critical thinking and apply that to an image analysis for the Digital Art Essays. The lesson looked at developing independent thought, structure (What,Why,How), representation and critical analysis.

Some of the skills were developed by taking part in an image analysis. This involved summarising a brief analysis on what one believes an image represents. The lecturer showed two pieces of artwork; one was conceptual and the other was abstract. Continue reading Developing Image Analysis Skills

Lesson Summary: III

DAP Lesson:
Week three, students gave short presentations on their chosen artists, showing examples of their work and comparing artists. Some of the artists mentioned were taken from the list provided by the lecturer, whilst others were introduced from individuals own research.

My Thoughts:
Some interesting artists popped up, one I particularly liked was the digital artist; Field. The artists creates dynamic and expressive work. One of videos I found enjoyable was ‘Nike Hyperfeel: A Run On The Beach’  Link: http://vimeo.com/77821214.
What’s really nice about this piece of work is the character brought to each of the particles during the collision between the human body and the floor, but also the interaction between the movement of the body whilst running.

Lesson Summary: II

DAP Lesson:
The second week began with a set up of communication between the  lecturer and students via platforms such as email and dropbox. Later, discussions led onto how to write a essay with correct referencing, and a brief insight to the essay topic. A short list of digital artists were provided and some of their work was explored in class.
The lesson ended on homework being set to choose two digital artists and their work in preparation for next weeks lesson, but more importantly for the essays.