Art Foundation Week 11+12
Outline Statement for Unit 5/6:
This term I want to challenge myself by making a short film, so that I can focus on exploring concepts and documenting them in the most efficient way. The themes could be inspired by the books I am currently reading.
I also want to explore the idea of preservation and reincarnation - inspired by my trip to Barcelona.
short film - content to be decided
reincarnation themed project - a series?
First week of Spring term: Michelle was absent, because she was too busy praying, waiting on her results from Ox (she got in, woop woop).
Reflection over last term:
Barcelona travels - really inspiring
death and reincarnation - mummifying work - preservation/rebirth
Juan Lopez's Push the Envelope (find it in my Barcelona post)- challenging the art gallery environment? re-contextualising mundane items in the art gallery environment
Serafín Álvarez - Maze Walkthrough 2014 (find it in my Barcelona post) - viewers having control of the work - interactivity
Second week of Spring term: Michelle watched tons of movies
Donnie Darko for the first time ever
thoughts: ingenious plot and filming - reality vs fantasy - inspiration
Actresses by Jeremy Hersh
Content: Female relationships, insecurities, giving-receiving criticism
liked the mundane yet critical subject of ‘criticism’
close up shots – makes the viewers feel very intimate and deep within the set
heavily based on acting however
Six Dollar Fifty Man by Louis Sutherland, Mark Albiston
Content: childhood innocence?
really like how it features children – naivety, innocence, a fresh point of view introduced by the most innocent – the most vulnerable
frustration – bullying –
such ‘insignificant’ problems becoming of such big importance to the viewers
build up – plot twist – what is it trying to convey??
God View by Bill Lumby
Thoughts: ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT
filmed with drone? (take that back, it’s made with a specially made body rig)– love the birds eye view – he seems like a game character link back to exhibition seen in Barcelona where the viewer was the game player? – having control of the story
plot twist – unpredictable
Samuel-613 by Bill Lumby
Content: story of a Hasidic Jew in crisis
frustration – identity – social pressure - inspiration for content? a personal story/experience?
Sugarless Tea by Ivan Kander
Content: narrative animated story
too illustrative in my opinion – fit for purpose though, showing reminiscence
The Sea is Blue by Ivan Kander
indifferent to plot
great stop motion - perhaps too time consuming for me to have an attempt
Meanwhile by Stephen McNally
animation worked great – highlighted/emphasised the characters
music helped build tension
repetition – built up pace and foreshadowed