CREDITS (excluding nude photos that I don’t think I’m posting here)
WHILST BINDING – Scoring art card of 300gsm was not a fun time (two 150gsm pages stuck together so it’d be double sided)
Overlapping of pages – Slightly awkward because the paper was too thick and I panicked at the print shop and pointed at some random paper
Uhm. Creating the ‘sponsor’ page….. with the actual directions I got from a condom box.
[ASK ME FOR THE STORY OF WHEN I BOUGHT IT]
The formatting of pages so that the accordion bind would work as a double sided zine.
when you try your best but you don’t succeed
with a clean cut
Uhm. Trying to give context to a drawing that took up the last page of the book.
It’s like, the artist’s contact number….but in a slightly different way….
I decided to print extra at the shop to make a booklet print. AND for the booklet prints I printed twice, one on artcard and one on newsprint/recycled brown paper.
I won’t lie, my first try at accordion bind was a MESS.
My back page was not formatted with an extra margin…. so ya all my pages smushed together.
Hence I was scared that the end product would flop too.
I also wanted a staple binded one because it was easier to photocopy anyway. I wanted that grunge-y feel could be reproduced easily – which emphasises on whether art should be ONE PIECE ONLY or REPRODUCED LIKE MAD
on the word ‘slut’ with a group of diverse people of different backgrounds
[ALL PARTIES CONSENTED TO SHARING THEIR RESPONSES]
It’s just a research into the word, I thought along the way that the word MAY be reclaimed by me but still hold a strong negative connotation for some people (and hence become very offensive) but yeah, I decided to go ahead with it because the idea of normalising starts somewhere anyway. The idea of labelling oneself/others only works if they are comfortable and consenting to the term. HENCE. I hope everyone becomes an artslut as a general term of being open to wanting what you want, but if you’re uncomfortable to try to normalise a slur right now its okay.
THOUGHTS ABOUT ART THEORIES
(actually just one part of my thoughts, I don’t think I should go on for all the theories
and relive 2 years of mind-boggling art theory cramming and having trust issues)
Relevant to the idea of how art’s value (or aura) would increase or decrease due whether the work is subject to reproductive or not.
The gist of this whole thing is that
- Seeing the actual artwork in real life evokes a certain aura that is incomparable to anything else (think Magritte’s THIS IS NOT A PIPE statement about a DRAWING of a pipe)
- having reproduction of works – be it through film or photos or appropriation – WILL erode the aura that the original work has
There are critiques out there fighting over this too.
IF! if you utilise mechanical reproduction / copying etc, it might increase the aura instead because your artwork can reach more types of audiences who might not have the means to fly to you to look at your work.
Alright now imagine this – you’re 18 years old taking A-levels and you’re studying for H3 Art
AND THEN YOU REALISE A CLAIM BY ONE PARTY CAN BE REVOKED BY OTHER PEOPLE??
So essentially you write essays arguing with yourself about such theories that are applied to art.
Isn’t art supposed to free? The analysing makes everything so black and white in a world of ultimate colours.
I guess it’s human nature to enforce a certain order, or as quote to “catalogue and ultimately subvert” art/aesthetics.
Personally, I just find it very strange for theories to arise, but understandably so.
There has been so many weird artists challenging art and making the weirdest things possible to push the limit of each art movement. From surrealism (which was started as a post-war thing), dada art that is against the norm of art as a response to world war I – everything was prompted by development and change that was occurring in the period of time.
This was the first hand out I received in JC 2. Brief intro to theories of art. Just a context as to how lessons for art history was conducted – it was a lot of questioning and answering of changes over time and how people responded to it.
this is just a brief explanation of how I got to learn about these theories and how I thought they seemed kinda…. ironic. which then led to the final works per se.