09 014 Finishedness

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09 014 Finishedness

  1. 1. when is a piece of work finished?
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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?
  5. 5. content design layout form/structure how does the content relate to your intention?
  6. 6. choice of materials paper wood plastic ink etc do certain materials have a finished state?
  7. 7. physical qualities of materials appearance weight texture colour size is there a particular balance in relation to the materials and the factors above?
  8. 8. factors effecting choice intention - brief function - functionality timescale budget audience is it important to know the ‘brief’ to make a judgement around ‘finishedness’?
  9. 9. location - space gallery library shop on-line how does the space complete the work?
  10. 10. what do you need from a piece of work in relation to the idea of finish? as a maker - as a viewer
  11. 11. what judgements do you make?
  12. 12. what makes it finished?
  13. 13. so
  14. 14. consider the role of maker viewer within the context of the criteria you use to evaluate when/if a piece of work has finishedness
  15. 15. what elements would you have in your equation ?
  16. 16. material/ matter content intention
  17. 17. F=C i F=finished piece i=idea fully communicated
  18. 18. I+C+M=finished M=materials C=content I=intention
  19. 19. Shared experience maker - purpose viewer - respect/understanding = finished (
  20. 20. maker = viewer decide - display
  21. 21. i r t u _ _ + = f maker i = intention t = thought process r = realisation u= understanding viewer o = open mind ( ) o
  22. 22. to say something + durable + well made + to produce + = define = reaction = wholeness = finite
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. a work is finished when 2 + 2 = 5 8 = making finishedness intuition reaction inspiration
  25. 25. a work is finished when 2 + 2 = 5
  26. 26. viewer artist I A P O M B M M A
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. your turn
  29. 29. attempt to create an equation/diagram for the idea of finishedness
  30. 30. individually
  31. 31. in pairs
  32. 32. 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.
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. 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
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. is finished an issue ? can we (do we want to) create a structure/model where finished is not an issue ?
  38. 38. what specific role do the audience have in the completion of a bookwork ? can/do the audience finish the work ? physically spiritually emotionally
  39. 39. does an idea only succumb to the idea of finish, finished, finishedness within a capitalist structure? i.e. commodity tradable commercial
  40. 40. dematerialization of object role of artists skills process experts lateral thinking creative problem solving material understanding communicators
  41. 41. alternative structures ‘buying’ an idea authorship intervention internet
  42. 42. is an object on the journey to what it is? or is it is destroyed as it finished, completed, exhausted - dead ?
  43. 43. Jessica Hagy

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