Thursday, April 26, 2012

Studio Project 03

On Wednesday, my 5 suite mates and I marked our daily route with glitter.  We had to drop glitter outside of each building we entered, outside of each classroom we had class in, and on designated points along the path such as the bell tower and DPC, as well as anywhere we saw another's glitter.  This project was meant to identify the similarities and differences of the routes taken between the three different majors that live in our house: Art, Biology, and Psychology, as well as mark the differences between the two Psych majors and the three Bio majors.  We all use a fraction of the space that is our campus; sometimes our paths cross at the same time, and sometimes we miss each other.  Our glitter served as a visual marker for where we've been, the space we've occupied, and as a marker for whether we've been there before or after somebody else.

Reading: Relational Aesthetics

Monday, April 16, 2012

Visual Project 03: Ideas

Potential Ideas. Both involving yarn:

1. String yarn around the columns at Schaefer between the two entrances by the court yard.  There are three openings through which one can walk.  I would string off the center section of columns only.  I don't want to completely obstruct every path, so as to be courteous to those in a rush and those on bikes.  I would string the yarn in enough of a scattered way so people could duck and walk between yarn if they so choose.

Reading: Relational Aesthetics
"The possibility of a relational art (an art taking as its theoretical horizon the realm of human interactions and its social context, rather than the assertion of an independent private symbolic space), points to a radical upheaval of the aesthetic, cultural and political goals introduced by modern art."  p. 14

"Art is the place that produces a specific sociability." p.16

2.  String yarn all around campus....

  • a representation of Globalism on our campus (a scaled-down version of Globalism).  Our interactions at this school are highly dependent upon seeing each other on the path.  This yarn along the path will be a visual representation of that communication. 
  • ...everywhere I go during the day.  I will carry balls of yarn with me and just lay the yarn loosely on the ground.  It will be a bit of a performance piece.  People will cross my path and I will cross theirs.   The yarn will echo where I have been.  They will see where I have been and my yarn will make people aware of others who also have their own agenda.  
    • Reading: Relational Aesthetics
      • "The general growth of towns and cities, which took off at the end of the Second World War, gave rise not only to an extraordinary upsurge of social exchanges, but also to much greater individual mobility..." p. 14