WEEK 9: SUPERVISOR SESSION (W/ SHANE)
D O C U M E N T S T R U C T U R E P L A N
Q U E S T I O N S
- General feedback? Which are the weak parts?
- I worked on the Rationale, but still don't think it's that good.
- Still not sure what I contribute to the community of practice, but I also think I might figure it out when I write the actual report.
- How believable is my Research Question?
- Themes for Creative Practice as Appendix … again something I might figure out anyway once I'm actually writing the report.
Themes for Contemporary Practice: Figuration, Representation and Virtuality.
I had a conversation with Adele Varcoe, who is a PhD fashion designer and lecturer, and she encouraged me to stay with the difficulty that the experiment didn't go as I planned. Even though I like that idea (but still don't know what to do with it) I also experimented with another direction:
Which means I have two different directions:
Originally proposed experiment. Unclear yet, what exactly to do with it.
New direction. Clothing objects. Make objects human-like, portrait of a person without the person.
The 3rd photograph is a sketch of the clothes lying on a clothesline, the camera on the ground photographing up to the sky. As the clothes are right now at the original model's place, I can't make this picture right now.
F E E D B A C K
The lamp is good but not yet there where it has to be. The mirror is on a higher level than the lamp.
Impersonal sensibility. In telling stories I'm presenting more about a person from what we can't see of them. This strategy and the eloquent/sophisticated nature of making the clothes, wearing them and the approach of the fashion pictures of how does the authentic self reveals itself. The least authentic way is through a portrait photograph of a person when they are staging themselves to be photographed. The true sophistication in my pictures (always not just now) is coming through when the narratives are not as blunt.
Sophisticated sense of humor.
Erwin Wurm, esp. One Minute Sculptures: Humor in the broad sense of the term. »Quirky«. Not funny. Quirkiness in the sense of disrupting the normal, shifting perception. Humor in the sense of a dark movie. Uses some of the devices, codes, and conventions of humor, telling jokes as a mechanism through which they explore.
My work might have this sensibility (maybe not the humor).
Maybe it's rather the unexpected surprise instead of humor?
… and I finally edited some of the photographs.
Probably totally useless to look at them on a website but here they are:
F E E D B A C K
Actually not possible to judge it on screen and via internet.
Maybe sharpen the dress and sand in the mirror picture slightly (~5%) to give it more presence (unsharp mask (80%, 0.8, 0)) and blacks might get lost (~5–10% more lift).
Resolution can be down to 180 dpi. Paper 44 inch = 111.5 cm wide (suggestion: ~75 x 110 cm)