A space is an unfamiliar place.
Using this box file, I have been able to alphabetise my archive. This however does not mean that I have placed the images under the same label, as you would have.
Each image I have collected relates to a space I have been to or a place I know.
Therefore I have categories these under my familiarities with them.
Each of us view art objects with a different perspective because of our unique personal history and experiences, this may affect the way you, both view the image but also where you place it.
Brief: Open archives: collect and relate summer project. Over the summer please collect and/or create 101 images that relate to your projects themes and more general interests as a starting point for your archive project. Choose a method or make a ‘container’ for them to be accessible and updateable that allows you and others to make connections between the different pieces. This could be anything from a conglomeration of envelopes, pockets, draws, folders, pin-board or table but should not be digital. We call this an‘open archive’, because it is not like a book, or linear film where the sequence and relationship of images are fixed. Present your images at the beginning of term in a work in progress exhibition, where we can see and possibly interact with your collection of images.
Stained glass projection through glass vase.
Just as I did for the glass dish, I projected the same stained glass imagery through the Vase I found while in Ely. Initially I didn’t think it would affect the projection as much as the previous glass due to the colour however the shape of the glass refracted the light from individual colours in the stained glass window to create some very beautiful shapes.
By allowing the viewer to pick up and move the glass object themselves, allows each viewers own experience of the work to change, allowing them to form there own response to the work.
Projecting Ely Cathedral stained glass through found glass objects from ely.
The projector and shape of the glass dish has created a rippled affect, distorting the image. I feel this joins both side to my find within Ely.
The two beautiful objects becoming a singular art work.
Key Ideas defined
Reflection – the throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it: the reflection of light.
Symmetry – the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis: this series has a line of symmetry through its centre | a crystal structure with hexagonal symmetry.
Distorted – 1. pulled or twisted out of shape; contorted. 2. giving a misleading or false account or impression; misrepresented: his report gives a distorted view of the meeting. 3. affected by electrical distortion: distorted guitars.
Ely, Glass cups and jug.
Taking the ariel photograph of the jug i felt allowed the object to be seen and thought of as something other than just a jug. It became an artwork.
The photograph takes the object out of context so much and allows the viewer to question what it is they are viewing.
Could this be something to look at in regards to my Work in Progress exhibition – a way of seeing how far away from the object I can make something look, to get viewers to question the readymades in front of them.
Ely, Glass dish.
Using photograph I was able to use light to play with the objects context. Making the viewer look at the object differently.
Taking the object away from its domestic uses.
Due to the shape of the dish, the light shone beautifully through the glass creating a lovely ripped pattern against the white back drop. Which I felt reflected Ely and its history as a town, relying on the Ouse river and many man made streams surrounding it.
While in Ely, I was looking at the stained glass windows within the cathedral which have a very religious and powerful beauty about them, created by where they are placed and how the create amazing imagery when shone through.
By doing the same to my glass object found in Ely I was in some ways able to represent this same idea.
Clockwork High Wheel Robot
It works! After years of it not being used it still managed to more, even though the red light up eyes didn’t work the gears still rotated and moved the robot. Amazing considering its over 70 years old and has been collection dust for most of my life.
Bonhams toy description: Black and red tinplate robot with red plastic pincers, protruding red eyes and aerial, clear plastic chest with turning gears, key to side, when wound robot walks forward and gears turn , 25.5cm tall.