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a workshop run for MA Book Art students at Camberwell that explores the idea of creating a formula for creating a finished piece of work.

a workshop run for MA Book Art students at Camberwell that explores the idea of creating a formula for creating a finished piece of work.

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  • 1. when is a piece of work finished?
  • 2. OED dictionary definition finishbring or come to an end,complete;to reach the end of a task or race etcconsume all of;put final touches to;last stage point where a race etc ends,complete state.
  • 3. making booksdoes the book have specific concernsaround the idea of finish?consider various elements and theirrelation to finish in the context of book.
  • 4. idea where do they come from? what if any is the role of research? are they moulded to ‘consider’ the format/form of books?what are you attempting tocommunicate?
  • 5. content design layout form/structurehow does the content relate to yourintention?
  • 6. choice of materials paper wood plastic ink etcdo certain materials have a finishedstate?
  • 7. physical qualities of materials appearance weight texture colour sizeis there a particular balance in relation tothe materials and the factors above?
  • 8. factors effecting choice intention - brief function - functionality timescale budget audienceis it important to know the ‘brief’ to makea judgement around ‘finishedness’?
  • 9. location - space gallery library shop on-linehow does the space complete the work?
  • 10. what do you need from a piece of work in relation to the idea of finish? as a maker - as a viewer
  • 11. what judgements do you make?
  • 12. what makes it finished?
  • 13. so
  • 14. consider the role of maker viewerwithin the context of the criteria you useto evaluate when/if a piece of work hasfinishedness
  • 15. what elements would you have in yourequation ?
  • 16. material / contentmatter intention
  • 17. F=Ci F=finished piece i=idea fully communicated
  • 18. M=materialsI+C+M=finished C=content I=intention
  • 19. Shared experience ( maker - purpose viewer - respect/understanding = finished
  • 20. maker = viewerdecide - display
  • 21. maker( ) o_i +_ = f r i = intention t = thought process r = realisation t u u= understanding viewer o = open mind
  • 22. to say something + durable + well made + to produce += define = reaction = wholeness = finite
  • 23. 2 2 2PP + M + U + T = FPP = physical presenceM = meaning (intent & readability)U2 = understanding intentT2 = taste (target audience)F2 = finished
  • 24. finishedness making inspiration =8 intuition reaction
  • 25. a work is finished when 2 + 2 = 5
  • 26. artist I M M A A P B O Mviewer
  • 27. (F +c =u)x( M + C )=F - - V I 1 1 1F = formC = content An + - . .. . /- . x = znU = understanding x)- ;+ ( 8 8M = maker z = toolsV = viewerC = communicationI = interaction
  • 28. ( o m ) = success v - + - uO = objectsM = materialsV = viewersU = understandingA = action
  • 29. f = sf = finisheds = started
  • 30. (g+l) x C = Finishedg = goal reachedl = looking polishedc = contentnessh = happy
  • 31. your turn
  • 32. attempt to create an equation/diagramfor the idea of finishedness
  • 33. individually
  • 34. in pairs
  • 35. OED dictionary definition finishbring or come to an end, complete;to reach the end of a task or race etcconsume all of; put final touches to;last stage point where a race etc ends,complete state.
  • 36. Entry: finishedFunction: adjectiveDefinition: cultivatedSynonyms: accomplished, all-around,classic, consummate, cultured, elegant,expert, exquisite, flawless, impeccable,many-sided, masterly, perfected, polished,professional, proficient, refined, skilled,smooth, suave, urbane, versatileConcept: superiority
  • 37. Entry: completeFunction: adjectiveDefinition: finishedSynonyms: accomplished, achieved, allover, 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, thoroughConcept: achievement
  • 38. Entry: finishedFunction: adjectiveDefinition: completeSynonyms: accomplished, achieved,brought about, ceased, closed, compassed,completed, concluded, consummated,decided, discharged, dispatched, disposedof, done, done for, done with, effected,effectuated, elaborated, ended, entire,executed, final, finalised, fulfilled, full,lapsed, made, over, perfected, performed,realised, resolved, satisfied, settled, sewedup, shut, stopped, terminated, through,tied up, worked out, wound up, wrapped upConcept: completeness
  • 39. Entry: doneFunction: adjectiveDefinition: accomplishedSynonyms: a wrap, all in, all over,brought about, buttoned up, compassed,complete, completed, concluded,consummated, depleted, done in, donewith, down, drained, effected, effete,ended, executed, exhausted, finished,fixed, fulfilled, over, perfected, performed,realised, rendered, set, spent, succeeded,terminated, through, used up, wired,wroughtConcept: completeness
  • 40. is finished an issue ?can we (do we want to)create a structure/model where finished isnot an issue ?
  • 41. what specific role do the audience have inthe completion of a bookwork ?can/do the audience finish the work ?physicallyspirituallyemotionally
  • 42. does an idea only succumb to the conceptof finish, finished, finishedness within acapitalist structure?i.e. commodity tradable commercial
  • 43. dematerialization of objectrole of artists skillsprocess expertslateral thinkingcreative problem solvingmaterial understandingcommunicators
  • 44. alternative structures ‘buying’ an idea authorship intervention internet
  • 45. is an object on the journey to what it is?oris it is destroyed as it finished, completed, exhausted - dead ?
  • 46. Jessica Hagy – http://thisisindexed.com
  • 47. Jessica Hagy – http://thisisindexed.com
  • 48. Jessica Hagy – http://thisisindexed.com
  • 49. www.informationisbeautiful.net
  • 50. www.justinmullins.com