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09 014 Finishedness



pdp ba textiles reflective thinking seminar

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  • when is a piece of work finished?
  • OED dictionary definition finish bring or come to an end, complete; to reach the end of a task or race etc consume all of; put final touches to; last stage point where a race etc ends, complete state.
  • making books does the book have specific concerns around the idea of finish? consider various elements and their relation to finish in the context of book.
  • idea where do they come from? what if any is the role of research? are they moulded to ‘consider’ the format of the book ? what are you attempting to communicate?
  • content design layout form/structure how does the content relate to your intention?
  • choice of materials paper wood plastic ink etc do certain materials have a finished state?
  • physical qualities of materials appearance weight texture colour size is there a particular balance in relation to the materials and the factors above?
  • factors effecting choice intention - brief function - functionality timescale budget audience is it important to know the ‘brief’ to make a judgement around ‘finishedness’?
  • location - space gallery library shop on-line how does the space complete the work?
  • what do you need from a piece of work in relation to the idea of finish? as a maker - as a viewer
  • what judgements do you make?
  • what makes it finished?
  • so
  • consider the role of maker viewer within the context of the criteria you use to evaluate when/if a piece of work has finishedness
  • what elements would you have in your equation ?
  • material/ matter content intention
  • F=C i F=finished piece i=idea fully communicated
  • I+C+M=finished M=materials C=content I=intention
  • Shared experience maker - purpose viewer - respect/understanding = finished (
  • maker = viewer decide - display
  • i r t u _ _ + = f maker i = intention t = thought process r = realisation u= understanding viewer o = open mind ( ) o
  • to say something + durable + well made + to produce + = define = reaction = wholeness = finite
  • PP + M + U + T = F 2 2 2 PP = physical presence M = meaning (intent & readability) U = understanding intent T = taste (target audience) F = finished 2 2 2
  • a work is finished when 2 + 2 = 5 8 = making finishedness intuition reaction inspiration
  • a work is finished when 2 + 2 = 5
  • viewer artist I A P O M B M M A
  • a = brief z = output x = creativity e = belongs to An + - / x = zn x ) - ; + (  z = tools . . . . - . 8 8 (F 1 +c 1 =u)x( - + - )=F 1 F = form C = content U = understanding M = maker V = viewer C = communication I = interaction M V C I (g+l) x C = F g = goal reached l = looking polished c = contentness h = happy
  • your turn
  • attempt to create an equation/diagram for the idea of finishedness
  • individually
  • in pairs
  • OED dictionary definition finish bring or come to an end, complete; to reach the end of a task or race etc consume all of; put final touches to; last stage point where a race etc ends, complete state.
  • Entry: finished Function: adjective Definition: cultivated Synonyms: accomplished, all-around, classic, consummate, cultured, elegant, expert, exquisite , flawless, impeccable, many-sided, masterly, perfected, polished , professional , proficient, refined, skilled, smooth, suave, urbane, versatile Concept: superiority
  • Entry: complete Function: adjective Definition: finished Synonyms: accomplished, achieved, all over, all-embracing, all-inclusive, attained , compassed, concluded , consummate, done, done with, down, effected, ended, entire, executed, fini, finished off, full, full-fledged, home free, perfect , plenary, realised , sweeping, terminated, thorough Concept: achievement
  • Entry: finished Function: adjective Definition: complete Synonyms: accomplished, achieved, brought about, ceased, closed , compassed, completed, concluded, consummated, decided, discharged, dispatched, disposed of , done , done for, done with, effected, effectuated, elaborated, ended, entire, executed, final , finalised, fulfilled , full, lapsed, made, over, perfected, performed, realised, resolved, satisfied , settled, sewed up, shut, stopped, terminated, through, tied up, worked out, wound up, wrapped up Concept: completeness
  • Entry: done Function: adjective Definition: accomplished Synonyms: a wrap, all in, all over, brought about, buttoned up, compassed, complete, completed, concluded, consummated, depleted , done in, done with , down, drained, effected, effete, ended, executed, exhausted , finished, fixed, fulfilled, over, perfected, performed, realised, rendered, set, spent , succeeded , terminated , through, used up , wired, wrought Concept: completeness
  • is finished an issue ? can we (do we want to) create a structure/model where finished is not an issue ?
  • what specific role do the audience have in the completion of a bookwork ? can/do the audience finish the work ? physically spiritually emotionally
  • does an idea only succumb to the idea of finish, finished, finishedness within a capitalist structure? i.e. commodity tradable commercial
  • dematerialization of object role of artists skills process experts lateral thinking creative problem solving material understanding communicators
  • alternative structures ‘buying’ an idea authorship intervention internet
  • is an object on the journey to what it is? or is it is destroyed as it finished, completed, exhausted - dead ?
  • Jessica Hagy