WEEK 10: SUPERVISOR SESSION (W/ SHANE)
Professional Creative Practice
I updated my website. I feel it's a bit too polished now and lacks courage or attitude. But maybe the changes are too minor to be noticeable. lily alssen used to be my playground where I could do the exact opposite of “how things are done”. Now it has become very streamline and boring.
F E E D B A C K
I find it lacks courage. – Shane: That's a rabbit hole you never get out of. One of the challenges that we face creatively is the conviction of maintaining something like this. Without falling into the trap of changing the WordPress theme every month.
The website is clear, elegant, clean, neat. It works in opposition to the images. It allows the images to have a different conversation. The website is not part of that conversation (which is neither good nor bad). When the conversation (theme/style of the content) is changing, you need a website that's separate from that conversation. Otherwise, I'll just keep changing the design of the website over and over again.
Studio Project and/or Themes for Contemporary Practice
F E E D B A C K
Shane likes all of them. They follow the humor we talked about last week. The way I'm taking the photographs has consistently slotted into that quirkiness (Erwin Wurm).
The sky in the clothesline images is good, Shane doesn't mind the building in it. But if I photograph in the other direction I might get the building out.
Themes for Contemporary Practice: Figuration, Representation and Virtuality.
I've researched a bit about Erwin Wurm, found some similarities and the reason why this method works: The irritation attracts attention. Now the question is: attention to what? Maybe these are portraits without the people. Or it plays with the expectations of the viewer: anthropomorphism. Not sure.