when is a piece of work finished?
OED dictionary definition    finishbring or come to an end,complete;to reach the end of a task or race etcconsume all of;p...
making booksdoes the book have specific concernsaround the idea of finish?consider various elements and theirrelation to f...
idea       where do they come from?       what if any is the role of research?       are they moulded to ‘consider’ the   ...
content          design          layout          form/structurehow does the content relate to yourintention?
choice of materials         paper wood plastic ink etcdo certain materials have a finishedstate?
physical qualities of materials    appearance    weight    texture    colour    sizeis there a particular balance in relat...
factors effecting choice     intention - brief     function - functionality     timescale     budget     audienceis it imp...
location - space          gallery          library          shop          on-linehow 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                       viewerwithin the context of the criteria you useto ...
what elements would you have in yourequation ?
material   /         contentmatter      intention
F=Ci     F=finished piece      i=idea fully communicated
M=materialsI+C+M=finished   C=content                 I=intention
Shared experience                    (                    maker - purpose                    viewer - respect/understandin...
maker = viewerdecide - display
maker(   )     o_i +_ = f     r                     i = intention                     t = thought process                 ...
to say something + durable + well made + to produce                         +=        define = reaction = wholeness = finite
2            2           2PP + M + U + T = FPP   =   physical presenceM    =   meaning (intent & readability)U2   =   unde...
finishedness        making                                   inspiration    =8        intuition                        rea...
a work is finished when 2 + 2 = 5
artist                     I                                 M                 M           A         A                    ...
(F +c =u)x( M + C )=F            - -            V I  1   1             1F = formC = content             An + - . .. .     ...
(                    o                    m   ) = success                        v                    - + -               ...
f   =   sf = finisheds = started
(g+l) x C = Finishedg = goal reachedl = looking polishedc = contentnessh = happy
your turn
attempt to create an equation/diagramfor the idea of finishedness
individually
in pairs
OED dictionary definition    finishbring or come to an end, complete;to reach the end of a task or race etcconsume all of;...
Entry: finishedFunction: adjectiveDefinition: cultivatedSynonyms: accomplished, all-around,classic, consummate, cultured, ...
Entry: completeFunction: adjectiveDefinition: finishedSynonyms: accomplished, achieved, allover, all-embracing, all-inclus...
Entry: finishedFunction: adjectiveDefinition: completeSynonyms: accomplished, achieved,brought about, ceased, closed, comp...
Entry: doneFunction: adjectiveDefinition: accomplishedSynonyms: a wrap, all in, all over,brought about, buttoned up, compa...
is finished an issue ?can we (do we want to)create a structure/model where finished isnot an issue ?
what specific role do the audience have inthe completion of a bookwork ?can/do the audience finish the work ?physicallyspi...
does an idea only succumb to the conceptof finish, finished, finishedness within acapitalist structure?i.e.      commodity...
dematerialization of objectrole of artists skillsprocess expertslateral thinkingcreative problem solvingmaterial understan...
alternative structures     ‘buying’ an idea     authorship     intervention     internet
is an object on the journey to what it is?oris it is destroyed as it finished, completed, exhausted - dead ?
Jessica Hagy – http://thisisindexed.com
Jessica Hagy – http://thisisindexed.com
Jessica Hagy – http://thisisindexed.com
www.informationisbeautiful.net
www.justinmullins.com
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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.

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  1. 1. when is a piece of work finished?
  2. 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. 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. 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. 5. content design layout form/structurehow does the content relate to yourintention?
  6. 6. choice of materials paper wood plastic ink etcdo certain materials have a finishedstate?
  7. 7. physical qualities of materials appearance weight texture colour sizeis there a particular balance in relation tothe materials and the factors above?
  8. 8. factors effecting choice intention - brief function - functionality timescale budget audienceis it important to know the ‘brief’ to makea judgement around ‘finishedness’?
  9. 9. location - space gallery library shop on-linehow 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 viewerwithin the context of the criteria you useto evaluate when/if a piece of work hasfinishedness
  15. 15. what elements would you have in yourequation ?
  16. 16. material / contentmatter intention
  17. 17. F=Ci F=finished piece i=idea fully communicated
  18. 18. M=materialsI+C+M=finished C=content I=intention
  19. 19. Shared experience ( maker - purpose viewer - respect/understanding = finished
  20. 20. maker = viewerdecide - display
  21. 21. maker( ) o_i +_ = f r i = intention t = thought process r = realisation t u u= understanding viewer o = open mind
  22. 22. to say something + durable + well made + to produce += define = reaction = wholeness = finite
  23. 23. 2 2 2PP + M + U + T = FPP = physical presenceM = meaning (intent & readability)U2 = understanding intentT2 = taste (target audience)F2 = finished
  24. 24. finishedness making inspiration =8 intuition reaction
  25. 25. a work is finished when 2 + 2 = 5
  26. 26. artist I M M A A P B O Mviewer
  27. 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. 28. ( o m ) = success v - + - uO = objectsM = materialsV = viewersU = understandingA = action
  29. 29. f = sf = finisheds = started
  30. 30. (g+l) x C = Finishedg = goal reachedl = looking polishedc = contentnessh = happy
  31. 31. your turn
  32. 32. attempt to create an equation/diagramfor the idea of finishedness
  33. 33. individually
  34. 34. in pairs
  35. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 40. is finished an issue ?can we (do we want to)create a structure/model where finished isnot an issue ?
  41. 41. what specific role do the audience have inthe completion of a bookwork ?can/do the audience finish the work ?physicallyspirituallyemotionally
  42. 42. does an idea only succumb to the conceptof finish, finished, finishedness within acapitalist structure?i.e. commodity tradable commercial
  43. 43. dematerialization of objectrole of artists skillsprocess expertslateral thinkingcreative problem solvingmaterial understandingcommunicators
  44. 44. alternative structures ‘buying’ an idea authorship intervention internet
  45. 45. is an object on the journey to what it is?oris it is destroyed as it finished, completed, exhausted - dead ?
  46. 46. Jessica Hagy – http://thisisindexed.com
  47. 47. Jessica Hagy – http://thisisindexed.com
  48. 48. Jessica Hagy – http://thisisindexed.com
  49. 49. www.informationisbeautiful.net
  50. 50. www.justinmullins.com
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