when is a piece of work finished?
2014
OED dictionary definition
finish
bring or come to an end,
complete;
to reach the end of a task or race etc
consume all of;...
making books
does the book have specific concerns
around the idea of finish?
consider various elements and their
relation ...
idea
where do they come from?
what if any is the role of research?
are they moulded to ‘consider’ the
format/form of books...
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 mat...
factors effecting choice
intention - brief
function - functionality
timescale
budget
audience
is it important to know the
...
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
around the criteria you use to evaluate
when/if a piece of work has finishedness
what elements would you have in your
diagram or equation?
material
/
matter
content
intention
F=Ci 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 (tar...
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
An + - / x = zn
x ) - ; + (
z = tools
.. .
. -.
8
8
(F1+c1=u)x( - + - )=F1
F = form
C = content
U = understanding
M = make...
o v
m u
- + -
( )= success
O = objects
M = materials
V = viewers
U = understanding
A = action
f = s
f = finished
s = started
(g+l) x C = Finished
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;...
Entry: finished
Function: adjective
Definition: cultivated
Synonyms: accomplished, all-around,
classic, consummate, cultur...
Entry: complete
Function: adjective
Definition: finished
Synonyms: accomplished, achieved, all
over, all-embracing, all-in...
Entry: finished
Function: adjective
Definition: complete
Synonyms: accomplished, achieved,
brought about, ceased, closed, ...
Entry: done
Function: adjective
Definition: accomplished
Synonyms: a wrap, all in, all over,
brought about, buttoned up, c...
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...
does an idea only succumb to the concept
of finish, finished, finishedness within a
capitalist structure?
i.e. commodity
t...
dematerialization of object
role of artists skills
process experts
lateral thinking
creative problem solving
material unde...
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 – http://thisisindexed.com
Jessica Hagy – http://thisisindexed.com
www.informationisbeautiful.net
www.justinmullins.com
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Finishedness 2014

  1. 1. when is a piece of work finished? 2014
  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/form of books? 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 around the criteria you use to evaluate when/if a piece of work has finishedness
  15. 15. what elements would you have in your diagram or equation?
  16. 16. material / matter content intention
  17. 17. F=Ci 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. 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. An + - / x = zn x ) - ; + ( z = tools .. . . -. 8 8 (F1+c1=u)x( - + - )=F1 F = form C = content U = understanding M = maker V = viewer C = communication I = interaction M V C I
  28. 28. o v m u - + - ( )= success O = objects M = materials V = viewers U = understanding A = action
  29. 29. f = s f = finished s = started
  30. 30. (g+l) x C = Finished g = goal reached l = looking polished c = contentness h = happy
  31. 31. your turn
  32. 32. attempt to create an equation/diagram for the idea of finishedness
  33. 33. individually
  34. 34. in pairs
  35. 35. 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.
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. 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
  38. 38. 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
  39. 39. 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
  40. 40. is finished an issue ? can we (do we want to) create a structure/model where finished is not an issue ?
  41. 41. what specific role do the audience have in the completion of a bookwork ? can/do the audience finish the work ? physically spiritually emotionally
  42. 42. does an idea only succumb to the concept of finish, finished, finishedness within a capitalist structure? i.e. commodity tradable commercial
  43. 43. dematerialization of object role of artists skills process experts lateral thinking creative problem solving material understanding communicators
  44. 44. alternative structures ‘buying’ an idea authorship intervention internet
  45. 45. is an object on the journey to what it is? or is 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. www.informationisbeautiful.net
  49. 49. www.justinmullins.com
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