- broad variety of research:
– Schiele and Klimt exhibition- large inspiration, dramatic style, distinctive poses and angles
– books- illustrated book of eye diseases, looks super gross and interesting!
– Royal Academy of Art, Tate Modern
– Heidi Lee- fashion, wearable sculptures
– Miles Johnston- surrealist drawings
- very diverse range of research- very visually rich, from science to art, photography, fashion, and makeup
- I think it’s time for you to experiment and drive the physical side of your work forwards, researching through making
- eyes, vision, internal and external meanings, different representations
- lots of sketches, painting for parents
- you have a very beautiful illustrative style- you can see the influence of Schiele and Klimt, and of fashion sketches/illustrations, but it is still unique
- you said you are interested in use of materials- it would be good to see you explore other materials and mediums, to push and develop your practice further, you have started to try other medias- keep this up!
- making connections from older artworks/movements to contemporary artists, photographers, and designers
- are the ceramic pieces featured on your blog? I don’t think you should give up on ceramics, maybe just take a little break before you go back to it?
- using the canvas as a sketchbook
- “eyes are the window to the soul”
- absence or inclusion of eyes in art- it’s significance and symbolism
- it could be cool to take your work into the 3D inspired by your sketches and paintings- jewellery, wearable art, manipulating 3D forms
- 3D scan your eyes/sunglasses/ect – manipulate and layer the forms digitally- these could stay as digital pieces or be 3D printed and worn/displayed?
- Eugenia and Paola both have experience 3D sculpting/printing digitally, could you ask them for tips/tricks, or possibly collaborate?
- I can picture a room full of distorted mannequins that you have dressed, sculpted onto, painted onto, ect
- a well put together presentation, but I definitely enjoyed seeing the research from your paper that Jonathan asked you to show us- it took your presentation to the next level and I really want to read your paper!
- Some references:
– Ronit Baranga
– “1984” – book by George Orwell, “Big Brother is watching you”
– John Bergers’ “Ways of Seeing”- book and also TV series from the 70’s
- digital advertising- how and why do we use them?
- “Alter Ego: Avatars and Their Creators” book, sounds useful
- are online avatars helpful or is it a lie?
- extensions of the self through the digital
- creating digital “people”- is this okay? Is it ethical as long as people know they are fake? i.e. the fake Instagram models and the controversy around a white man creating a fake black woman for followers
- stealing people’s identities to create fake digital personas for money/attention
- virtual girlfriends- a really interesting topic, is this ethical or does it cause real world harm? Are they different to sex dolls/robots?
- have you looked into dating simulators like Mystic Messenger or Dream Daddy?
- IMVU- avatar based chat rooms, often used for sexual encounters online, with highly sexual looking avatars as a standard across the site
- “The Toy Becomes Human”
- you have lots of varied and engaging research!
- some experimentation with digital and traditional- would like to see more!
- you have a strong and distinctive illustrative style
- what next? Where do you take your practical work from here?
- I particularly like your youtube videos and would like to see more of these- could they become a series? You could create a character and try to make this fake person popular
- Perhaps you could make a series of videos of your game avatars online doing things they shouldn’t? You could create fake personas and play the games as them
- money and sex- everything online, and in real life, comes back to these two inescapable things- do you want to use this is your work or fight against it?
- A very dynamic presentation and fascinating topic- would have liked to see more of your avatar experiments in your presentation- sounds really fun and exciting!
– Gorillaz and Madonna hologram concert
– early motion capture- the old Barbie movies are a good example of this, as they used motion capture of dancers to animate the films
- (upcoming film)
- (Netflix Series)
- (book, popular film based on book)