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Monday, June 5, 2017



This video is the answer

I made it
to show my brain
and because so many people tell me that I need to start journaling
and like
i already do that
i already journal
i dont need to write down my thoughts and stuff to make mysself feel something or feel better or organize my thoughts

so here it is
this is my journal
it's nearly finished
and when it's done
i'll make anotherone
and so can you

Friday, June 2, 2017

Studio Art Show Reflection

The studio art show was very inspiring. I was really happy with how diverse the show was-- of course, I haven't had the opportunity to go to one before, so I can't say if they all had this level of diversity but seeing music, pixel puzzles, VR, paintings, drawing, sculpture, comics-- it was delightful.

I am very biased, but my favorite part of the exhibit was Willa Johnson's. Willa is a good friend of mine and we both share a love for comics. I thought her way of displaying her work was very intimate and made me feel much more comfortable than I thought I could ever be in a gallery.

I'm not sure why but gallery spaces make me anxious. I think many people may share this feeling as well. Willa's little nook to read comics and learn about the process of printmaking was like a home away from home. I felt more comfortable talking to people that came in to see the work and I felt very engaged with the art. It was also nice seeing the ilLUstrator featured-- because collaboration is beautiful.

I thought that Nick's exhibit was a bit interesting and... strange. It wasn't bad-- his art was lovely. I just found that the way he marketed his music at the showcase was a little out of place. I mean, rock on and make that money. It just also seemed a little disrespectful? But really where is the idea that this gallery space needs to be super professional? If I've learned anything this term its that this sort of thing is larger than just trying to sell music.

Or maybe it's not. Maybe it doesn't matter. What matters is that Nick put out art and I saw it and got something from it.

It's not there for me to enjoy-- necessarily. And it definitely wasn't made for me. So it really doesn't matter what I think of it.

(But I still find it  bit distasteful)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Liam Gillick

I guess it's all about how he conceives his art. Because, like, I don't see the difference between this

and another piece of modern art in a gallery. 

Of course Gillick takes his art out of the gallery and that's cool. He's also really big into collaboration as well as his writing. He's been called "highly intellectual" and there's no doubt in my mind that his work goes far beyond what is seen. 

It's a sort of architectural artist. He puts architecture into the gallery and then puts art into the world. I like that duality. 

Besides the complexities of Gillick's work, it's also just... pleasing. Color, tone, line-- it all comes together in visually appealing ways. so. you know. that's a bonus. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

observation photos

Flickr said that about half of my photos were "invalid" so idk what that is all about but follow the link for the photos that it DID let me upload jesus

many of them ended up uploading twice?
i dont know what is happening but it is not good and i am not hapy




I liked how there were sort of two categories of performances, ones that invited audience interaction and ones that didn't. I don't want to suggest that either is better, because I don't feel like there is a "better" way to perform relational art. I just like that for this assignment both types of performances were present.

Malcolm's piece was especially interesting to because I find body art very beautiful. It's a shame that I lost the footage of his. (I curse small SD cards to the heavens and back.) I love the way that the body becomes a field of interaction, collaboration between artists-- Malcolm and the students painting. It's also great how long his piece lasts. The shower, the cleaning. It's a sort of constant.

I also really liked Noah's performance. I thought the sort of anecdotal way of explaining the performance was refreshing from the sort of silence most of the other performances took. It felt like an accurate representation of a lawrence experience.  rice milk. oats. raisin bran. story telling. Then, the audience interaction came unprompted-- out of sheer curiosity or the need to share their experience as well.

i dunno waht to cal it

So I wanted to do a project that was a lot about what I did in my private time

my original idea was to just go in and play video games or lay down or turn on forensic files but I felt like it wasn't enough

it's boring
it covers the doing in real life aspect of the project but its also a performance it's a performance goddammit

so i thought for a bit and i was like
how can i get someone to interact with me
without me saying a thing

because i knew i didnt want to speak during my performance

well the easiest way i could think of was to offer something

and that became a sort of experiment

how long would someone go before they accepted a gift?

if I offered a toy, would anyone take it at all? what if it were wrapped? I have like 2 minutes what would go quickest but still provide something interesting?

The plan was to lay out tons of tea varieties and a sugar bowl and cream
like a whole freaking tea party

and wait for someone to join me

but then this morning i forgot to get milk
and i was running late to class because my allergies are killing me and liek whoa

so instead i got something that required less of a set up that had a similar effect

and that was cocoa

cheers to a successful performance

thx noah (and also veronica, I saw you goin for it too)

Monday, April 10, 2017

who are yuo

My freshman year I made a documentary where I asked people "who are you" and the results were mixed and very interesting. Something that is so personal is so difficult to articulate or so hard to even think about.

This project let people confront that question in a different way. These were the results of being asked to write down a response to "who are you"

Monday, April 3, 2017

Tyanna Buie

Tyanna Buie had incredible energy at her talk. From the moment she stepped up to the podium, I was totally engaged. Despite technical difficulties, the talk was delightful.

Buie's art was powerful and touches on the conversation of "high" art and "low" art which was also incredibly interesting in Rashaad Newsome's work. Buie's emphasis on family was particularly interesting. Her talk was primarily made of anecdotes instead of tales of her achievements, which wouldn't have taken away the quality of the talk, but I appreciate hearing the stories of the art more.

Buie's art had very eerie quality to it, juxtaposed to her casual manner of speaking.

I particularly liked the images where she incorporated handmade chains into the work.  I thought that the use of 3D objects on paper created really interesting space and added very cool layers to the work. It also drew back the ideas to the exhibit with the silver which I also really enjoyed.