My initial idea was ‘Water’ , but as the list went on, I didn’t feel like the outcome was going to be good, even the top 6 didn’t feel particularly interesting to me.
I decided to try Money as a topic next. Considering how many connotations money has and just how subjective it’s value is I thought this would be a particularly interesting subject to centralize the ideas upon.
- Money from the POV of The Poor is A Goal
- Money from the POV of a Farmer are Potatoes
- Money from the POV of a Tribe is Meaningless/Useless
- Money from the POV of The Rich is A Solution
- Money from the POV of Drug runners is Desperation
- Money from the POV of a Scanner is Illegal
- Money from the POV of Politics is Power
- Money from the POV of a Tree are Slices of Skin
- Money from the POV of a Piggy Bank are Intestines
- Money from the POV of a Bank Teller is Numbness
- Money from the POV of a Counterfeiter is details
- Money from the POV of a Beggar is Cans
The issues I have with this is that in my mind, I see money ending up being the goal or end. Hence some of these feel awkward, eg. drug runners/potatoes as they’re doing it for money, but I’m not sure how far I can push the phrasing, which I’d rather not do cause it feels disingenuous if past this point. The other issue being I’ve run out of ideas for money [said no rich person]. Despite the malleability of how money is perceived, it seems to be distilled into, “it’s important” or “it’s not important” to this particular group. I’m afraid it might be a little too one note though.
Hence, I thought of using Time, particularly ‘The Past’, to give myself a better bearing and a more solid place to start or focus on. I chose time because I wanted to try something intangible.
- The Past from the POV of an Old Person is Youth
- The Past from the POV of a Collector is Money
- The Past from the POV of a Hipster is Novelty
- The Past from the POV of A Kid is Boring
- The Past from the POV of The Past is Abstract/Conceptual
- The Past from the POV of A Clock nothing
- The Past from the POV of a Company is Heritage
- The Past from the POV of a Witness is Subjective/Fuzzy
- The Past from the POV of Someone who’s lost an item is Missing/Inaccurate
- The Past from the POV of Fruits/Plants was a Fortunate Event
- The Past from the POV of a Fraud was a mistake/slip-up
- The Past from the POV of
The issues brought up in class were really in helping me make these idea’s less subjective to me. I didn’t realize this at first, but some of my terminology was subjective; “boring”, “The Past”
It helped shape my perceptions of my concept a little better and opened a few more ideas on how I could work with this.
For my references, I’ll be using Kyle Thompson
I often refer to him as I really like the atmosphere in his pictures and for this project I aim to capture similar sentiments
I am also referencing Dutch artists Lernert and Sander. They did this concept below for de Volkskrant, a Dutch newspaper.
My focus on for this image is just how abstraction, or changing the form of something makes the viewer look at it from a different perspective. Familiarity of the form breaks down and certain aspects appear more prominent. I really just enjoy unexpected ways of altering perception. This is something I aim to do in this project as well.
Similar to Andy Warhol, through the use of repetition, meaning can be taken away or made vague. Much like how when a word is repeated over and over, it starts to sound strange and loses it’s linguistic “form”
Representing The Past seems like it’s going to be a fun challenge. Being so open ended, I feel like there is much more to explore in terms of execution and topic. Hopefully this recess week, though busy, is a good chunk of time for me to refine these ideas much further.