We are asked to read an article on the Tate website, make notes, and highlight any artists we might want to look into further.
This is not the original article, as it has been taken down, but one detailed in the course errata. All the same, it was a very useful introduction to many artists who use text in their work, and the different types of text usage. Here are some notes I made:
‘Found’ Words: Printed Packaging, Labels and Layers
- Add visual interest to work
- Kurt Schwitters added bus tickets, sweet wrappers and other scraps to his works
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This case study looks at a piece by Pogues member Jem Finer. It’s really a musical work, but could also be considered an installation and a performace piece. It started playing at midnight on the 31st December 1999 and will play for a thousand years. The ‘song’ is made up of 6 different versions of a 20 minute, 20 second score written for Tibetan singing bowls. One of the pieces is the original, and the others are transpositions. One is an octave below, one 7 semitones below, one 5 semitones below, one 5 semitone above and one 7 semitones above. … Read the rest
This exercise asks us to make notes about our thoughts on time in order to know where we’re starting from.
An interesting point I came across on this art education website, was to begin the process of incorporating time into art by thinking about things that happen over time. Examples from the site include things growing or deteriorating, and things moving from one point to another. One student explained her time-based water and sand artwork by saying:
“Time can erase memories in a negative sense, but the passage of time is also very healing. As time goes on, our anger,
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