22/11/2018 Online Group Tutorial

Not feeling too well today, so I have joined the online tutorial group rather than going to class this morning.

Notes:

  • discussing the Yayoi Kusama exhibition and sharing photos
  • the relationship to Kusama’s paintings and Janet’s work- both paint flat, so the works have no “right way” up, but Janet said:
    it reveals itself in dialogue as it goes and tells its story back to me
    so I begin to understand it as such which corresponds to a particular orientation decided on in my final phase
    I re orientate to stay objective in the process, keep a fresh eye
    my eyes and mind easily become complacent so I keep sending myself off centre – all a remaking
  • Paola– she feels she has been spending a lot of time developing her 3D skills, but needs to spend more time experimenting to find her own style. She is currently making a visual response to a sound piece made by her friend.
    – the sound piece reminds me of a lab, or the inside of a spaceship lost in space- I can hear what sounds like static, fluids pouring and bubbling, an ambient background sound, and other noises I am finding hard to decipher, a definite sci fi vibe
    – the test pieces she has made on Blender are very abstract and beautiful, I much prefer the abstract imagery to the imagery that represents water/liquids being poured/splashed as the abstract images are less obvious, and are so fluid it is hard to believe they have been created digitally
    – inspired by the work of Nate Boyce
    – I like how layered and abstract some of the examples she has shown are, it suits the sound well, and whilst I appreciate what the others are saying about making imagery that opposes the sound, I think the imagery she has shown so far works well with it and I would personally stick to that
    – originally Paola was making an ocean on Blender, as that is what the sound inspired her to make, but she felt it was too obvious and decided to move away from that
  • Robin– I can definitely hear a repeated rhythm, it seems to change slightly, but follows the same pattern, it sounds like stones in a rolling can to me, or coins in a washing machine
    – the second piece sounds very similar but has less of a rhythm to my ears, the animation seems to match up with the sound well, and still manages to be abstract, despite it seemingly representing the sounds visually
    – I would be careful that this is what you are going for- do you want viewers to associate the sounds and their production with the visuals you have made?
    – Jonathan asked if how the sounds are made is important- I said I don’t think so, but the visuals make me focus on that, because I assume that the visuals are showing me what is making the sounds
    – it feels quite purposeful to me due to the repetition
    – I hope you continue exploring the relationship between the visuals and sound elements- I would be interested to experience further experiments- it seems like you have a lot of ideas to play with!
  • Anfal– using your paintings as a form of journaling, combining Arabic script with bold colours and imagery, very striking
    – the imagery would look beautiful translated onto textiles- it reminds me of the bold African patterns on fabrics, like you would see in Peckham
    – you could try the method where you paint onto paper and then heat transfer it onto fabric- LCF at Shepherds Bush has these facilities
    – alternatively screen-printing could be a good method to use- you can layer imagery really easily
    – “Kat your suggestion of screen printing is a good idea and adds a forced layering beyond the digital that can always feel like it can be undone” – Jonathan

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