Monday, 13 February 2012

Reflecting on reseacrh into film/installation

"If it is not to become a sterile prospect, Utopia must take on a concrete form and be embodied in something people experience in their day-to-day life" -John Armelder

This is referring to how the installation needs to do 2 things;
  • To confront Contemporary Life
  • People need to be able to experience - not overshadow it in conceptual-ism, needs to be accessible

Installation refers to a dedicated space in which an artists vision or aura is at work, setting forth various kinds of phenomena
It may consist of one,many or no objects at all

Aspiration of the modern day installation artist;
                                         how to reflect the experience of life, its complex issues, aspects and    appearances    (To speak about and investigate life)

2 Paramount matters
  • space
  • time
 Need to think about its physical and theatrical being Its Presence?

Types of Installation:

Enchantment and Impersonations are both filled spaces which are easily redone in a different space, but they may also appear isolated.They are both filled with artifice; either literally or physically inclined. They provide a private reality, enchantment or idealization which can be experienced in real time This is probably more like the type of installation i am aiming to make. My last one impersonated the space close to that of a zoo environment. I want to aim to make an enchantment installation as i feel i need to fully engage the viewer with all their awareness

Interventions and Rapprochements are site specific, which gives them a limitation place to exist. They cant be moved out of their original context. These are often plastic and perceptual

  • Little or no escape route
  • Theatrical in roots
  • Suspension of disbelief like being inside the artists mind- a simulacrum of a consciousness is created
  • Don't relate to the architectural setting
   (Instituted environments work on the assumption that the participant bring with him the tools - his body and senses- in which to experience the work on a phenomenological level) Need to take these aspects into consideration when making my work

Impersonation - of a life situation or one that subtly elaborates the condition 
Successive phrases of the image:
  • It is the reflection of a profound reality
  • It masks and denatures a profound reality
  • It masks the absence of a profound reality
  • It has no relation to realty whatsoever
  • It has its own pure simulacrum
Installation that functions as an impersonation raises questions about the everyday would, about arts, and about the presence or absence of "profound reality"

Intervention - Investigate the physical, functional, cultural, intellectual, or instituted character of the space they are going to work in. Intervenes with the physical space
Source:Rosenthal, M (2003)Understanding Installation Art:From Duchamp to Holzer, Pretzal

What are Trash Aesthetics? These were mentioned in my feedback so i thought id try to find out what they were to help me better understand what I'm trying to achieve
  • heightened awareness of difference between and audiences and importance of specialized constituencies such as altruists
  • whats real, unruly, socially situated- what readers do with texts
  • Interpretation on aesthetic judgement are also function of ones own gender, race or sexuality
  • Texts appropriated by audience to suit specifics and often immersible needs 
BASICALLY -how people interpret things based on their own likes/dislikes
Source:Cartnell(1997) Trash Aesthetic :popular culture and its audience, Pluto Press

Strong Points of using film:
  •   Conflict and movement shown well
  • Thoughts and ideas can only be shown through actors and  how well it is perceived depends on the actors performance
Weak Points of using film:
  • Cant show things that are still like peace, hope etc
  • Thoughts and ideas -especially abstract ones- cant be shown as well as they can written word 
When telling a story, there are 2 important things:
  • what action is going on
  • How the people involved are reacting to it
Key types of filming style used in Documentary -succession of occurrences that take place under a common motivation
  • several situations responding to common stimulus are grouped on a sequence. Nature of stimulus is changed, subject are in new groups. Each individual subject filmed reacting consecutively to the change of stimuli - actions are now fragmented and put together in patterns of behavior thus disrupting the temporal continuity to achieve idea progression
  • linear recording of an event interrupted and introduced explicative used which is different in nature eg drawing, diagram, animation to further explain something which cant be seen in a photographed situation
  • series of events are repeated on a different order to further explore diverse approaches
Probably take into consideration the first and third points. May try the 2nd one as a test.
  •  Source: Arijon (1976) Grammar of the film language, Silmen-James Press

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