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Dreams Depicted in Film

  INTRODUCTION: As I have been looking beyond just drawings to try and recreate/represent the workings of the mind/memory, I thought I should also look into the techniques used in films. I especially wanted to focus on the techniques of earlier film, where artists and cinematographers would have to rely on physical film and their […]

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Photography Research

SUMMARY: The main reasons why I have selected these specific photographs was due to their depiction of movement, abstractness (ambiguity of form – we can interpret what the image really says) and/or light/dark contrasts. movement created by blurring lines or repeated lines images with strong dark and white contrasts as well as darker backgrounds are […]

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Research: JOHN VIRTUE

John Virtue [http://www.artnet.com/artists/john-virtue/] “Virtue creates expressive marks and luminous passages of negative space“ ““Virtue’s blacks and whites aren’t polarised absolutes: they drip and smear each other with gleeful impurity, much of the white flecked with a kind of metropolitan ashiness that gives the paint guts and substance, much of the black, streaky and loose, like […]

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Research: HIROSHI SUGIMOTO

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: research of theory, ideas and techniques Notes Key: Turquoise – direct research notes Teal – notes contributing to project CONCLUSIONS OF RESEARCH: ARTISTIC THEORY: Relation with and to time – manipulation of time – revealing time in space – time personified still – elongated – stretched Compels his audience to contemplate and question […]

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Research: TACITA DEAN

TACITA DEAN: research of theory, practice and techniques Notes Key: Turquoise – direct research notes (own) Teal – notes contributing to practice “Tacita Dean: Analogue” edited by Theodora Vischer and Isabel Friedli FILM VS. DIGITAL [referring to digital] “But for me, it just does not have the means to create poetry; it neither breathes nor […]

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Research: Mind and Mapping

The following references have been chosen due to their relation to either the mind, mapping or the concept of time and space. SANTIAGO RAMÓN Y CAJAL Reasons for choosing: a study of the network of the brain which is constructed of neurons – neuronal pathways and connection I thought that observing the neuronal connections and […]

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Research: ANNAMARIE DZENDROWSKYJ

RESEARCH NOTES: “I paint the uncanny in fleeting moments of a world in constant flux, inviting the viewer to challenge their perception of time, space, place.” MATERIALS: works with oil paints on linen About her ‘Twilight’ pieces: “seeks to explore that ‘grey area’ between presence and absence in her atmospheric works- an investigation into the […]

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The Futurists and Early Cinema

I have chosen to use Futurisms and Early Cinema for both their aesthetics as well as innate ideologies. “I’m an eye. A mechanical eye. I, the machine, show you a world the way only I can see it. I free myself for today and forever from human immobility. I’m in constant movement. I approach and […]

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Research: Jeff Woodbury

Materials: Graphite on five layered sheets of vellum, backlit RESEARCH NOTES: “For this project, Jeff has traced an entire U.S. road atlas onto vellum.” lines of what’s inferred to be of geographical nature, appear as veins – HUMAN ACTIVITY movement/progression conveyed by different levels of sharpness, tone intensity and value – creates DEPTH almost resembling […]

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Research: Idris Khan

RESEARCH NOTES: “Khan employs a continual process of creation and erasure, adding layers upon layers, concealing and revealing to explore ideas around time, memory, creativity and spirituality” “uses techniques of layering to arrive at what might be considered the essence of an image, and to create something entirely new through repetition and superimposition“ “[…] while […]