2. Part One - Contemporary Art · 2.c. Project 3 -Place in art

Exercise 1 – Place. London: Thames and Hudson by Dean, T, and Millar, J. (2005)

Summary of Text Place is subjective. It’s not just an area of land, a city or a room, place has a personal connection to us. Place becomes so from a collection of memories, sentiment or familiarity. Place is something personal, created by the individual. Reflection Is it too difficult? I found the text a bit… Continue reading Exercise 1 – Place. London: Thames and Hudson by Dean, T, and Millar, J. (2005)

2. Part One - Contemporary Art · 2.b. Project 2: Time and time-based media

Exercise 2 – Interpreting video art

Sam Taylor-Wood’s ‘Still Life’ Notes Initial response: Not a huge fan. Interesting but doesn’t move me. Not aesthetically pleasing Media/Form: I like the fact of being able to see decaying process. The steps involved. The surrounding table and wall seem to lose colour and life with the fruit. Why the pen though? Nothing happens to… Continue reading Exercise 2 – Interpreting video art

2. Part One - Contemporary Art · 2.b. Project 2: Time and time-based media

Case Study: Interpreting Sound – Longplayer

Jem Finer (member of ‘The Pogues’) Longplayer is a large scale work crossing several art forms: musical, performance, installation Began playing at midnight 31/12/1999 and will plsy until 31/12/2099. A 1000 year long musical composition. In a few words, what is your initial reaction to the idea of this piece? I think this is a… Continue reading Case Study: Interpreting Sound – Longplayer

2. Part One - Contemporary Art · 2.a. Project 1: Art and Ideas

Exercise 5 – Find out more

Still Life Paintings Smart History: Art history on Khan Academy Make notes Listen for info about: – Hirst – The Piece – Hirst’s other work – Information on other artists whose work is concerned with morality – References to ‘Time’   Title a work of art itself (Hirst Piece) History of art is coming to… Continue reading Exercise 5 – Find out more

2. Part One - Contemporary Art · 2.a. Project 1: Art and Ideas · Research

Research – Postmodernism

All information was gained from the Tate Modern website: http://www.tate.org.uk/learn/online-resources/glossary/p/postmodernism What is postmodernism? –        First used around 1970 –        An art movement that defies definition as there is no one style or theory –        Embraces many different approaches to art making –        Anti-Authoritarian by nature – refuses to recognise a definition of what art should… Continue reading Research – Postmodernism

2. Part One - Contemporary Art · 2.a. Project 1: Art and Ideas

Exercise 4 – Looking at Context

Damien Hurst’s ‘The Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ Write down a few words giving your first reaction to the piece Sadness, fascination, wonderment Do you have an emotional response to it? Firstly I feel sad. Sad that the shark is dead. Then I feel slightly fearful. I wonder if the shark… Continue reading Exercise 4 – Looking at Context