Today in class, we were asked to create a video with our phones that expressed “clock time” (i.e. time measured linearly, in hours, minutes and seconds). Being the uncreative sod I am, I decided to go with an avant-garde video of my laptop’s digital clock, chronicling the moment it ticked from 4:24 to 4:25.
Here we are again with the boxes and the sketch models. I already did the “Kee Yong doesn’t like Foundation 3D” joke in my previous post, so let’s skip right to the meat.
In our second 4D project, we’re once again tasked with taking a series of photographs. But now, rather than simply telling a story, we’re asked to take an object and subvert its meaning through photography. Each of us was assigned a different object — and in a stroke of misfortune, I was saddled with the humble doorknob.
I forgot to upload this exercise. Oops. Here are some experiments in photography featuring my friend Fizah.
For our first 2D project, we were tasked to design a series of 6 lines, each representing a specific emotion. (“Line” here meaning “a long, thin rectangular canvas,” not a literal line.) This was a test of our ability to convey concepts through visual expression. Among other restrictions: it had to be primarily 2D, it had to be abstract, and it had to be in black and white.
To create the visual elements of our work, we were encouraged to experiment with mark making. Our tutor Joy thoughtfully provided many artist examples (which I didn’t study) and a host of facilities (which I rarely used). We were encouraged to experiment by making a big mess on paper (which I did, a lot) if we cleaned up afterwards (I mostly didn’t).
So how did it go? Well, don’t tell anyone, but…
I will confess, I don’t really get Foundation 3D class. We seem to be exploring three-dimensional forms and how we perceive them, except instead of working with clay sculpting or CAD software, we’re restricted to wedging three boxes of varying sizes on top of each other. There’s abstract sculpture, and then there’s… well. How do you express anything with three boxes? I feel like I’m missing the point of these exercises.
In any case, the theme I’ve been assigned to convey through my box arrangement is — wait for it — ZING.
Over the past two weeks, we were given 3 photography tasks to complete. Each task required us to take 3 photos revolving around a certain theme:
- Task 1: expressing something about yourself.
- Task 2: studying an object.
- Task 3: studying a place.
Seemed easy enough. Right? How hard could it be to take a series of photos?
For my first post I’m supposed to talk about an artist I’ve been inspired by — one of the sample artists provided as reference for our first project, “My Line is Emo.” I’ve decided to go with Franz Kline.