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Objects and installation fifth week - how do objects relate to the body

  1. 1. OBJECTS AND INSTALLATION SM1702 CREATIVE MEDIA STUDIO I OBJECTS AND INSTALLATION L06 & L05
  2. 2. SCHEDULE PER WEEK 1. How do objects tell stories pt.1. Found objects and storytelling (25%). 2. How do objects tell stories pt.2. Making Chinese proverbs in clay (25%). 3. How do objects relate to space pt.1. Yarn bombing location hunt & knitting with chopsticks. 4. How do objects relate to space pt.2. Yarn bombing a Hong Kong location (25%). 5. How do objects relate to the body pt.1. Becoming a cyborg with papier mache and found objects. 6. How do objects relate to the body pt. 2: Final exhibition/performance of cyborg works and final critique (25%)
  3. 3. ASSESSMENTS 1. Found object stories (25%) 2. Working in clay (25%) 3. Working with yarn and space (25%) 4. Papier mache and found objects (25%) Each student must submit a PDF portfolio of all the above works with captions and statements one week after the last lesson. (So record everything that you see, do and make so you can show your creative journey!)
  4. 4. RECAP: • In the 1st week we asked how objects carry stories. We then selected items and tried to tell stories about them. • In the 2nd week we used clay to give proverbs or sayings three-dimensional form. • In the 3rd week we asked how objects relate to space. We looked at yarn bombing as an example and went on a location hunt for our own yarn bomb. • In the 4th week we learned how to knit and considered how materials can be combined to create a site-specific artwork. • Now, in the 5th week we will investigate how objects and installations relate to our bodies.
  5. 5. HOW DO OBJECTS RELATE TO THE BODY? Interactive artworks – Daniel Rozin
  6. 6. HOW DO OBJECTS RELATE TO THE BODY? Body modification - Stelarc Ear on Arm (2006-) is an on-going project to create an extra ear on the artist’s arm. In some places the surgery techniques are illegal and the project has faced many setbacks including infections. The first microphone – which worked extremely well – was removed after an infection. Third Hand (1980-) is an animatronic hand the artist wears which is controlled by the artist’s own muscle signals.
  7. 7. HOW DO OBJECTS RELATE TO THE BODY? Body modification – tattoos!
  8. 8. HOW DO OBJECTS RELATE TO THE BODY? What is a cyborg? • A technologically enhanced human. • Someone who is part human, part robot. • Someone with artificially increased skills, powers or abilities. Do you wear glasses? Do you use a smartphone or computer? Are YOU a cyborg???
  9. 9. HOW DO OBJECTS RELATE TO THE BODY? Astro Boy
  10. 10. HOW DO OBJECTS RELATE TO THE BODY? Inspector Gadget
  11. 11. HOW DO OBJECTS RELATE TO THE BODY? Perfume
  12. 12. HOW DO OBJECTS RELATE TO THE BODY? Eric Siu
  13. 13. HOW DO OBJECTS RELATE TO THE BODY? Jeremy Bailey
  14. 14. HOW DO OBJECTS RELATE TO THE BODY? Imogen Heap
  15. 15. HOW DO OBJECTS RELATE TO THE BODY? Greyworld
  16. 16. HOW DO OBJECTS RELATE TO THE BODY? But is being a cyborg – or ‘transhuman’ – a good thing?
  17. 17. HOW DO OBJECTS RELATE TO THE BODY? Working with papier mache: How to make papier mache paste How to make papier mache paste and projects How to make a papier mache elephant How to make a robot arm How to make a Terminator costume
  18. 18. PREPARATION FOR SIXTH WEEK Make a PowerPoint presentation. Include at least one slide for each of the following projects and explain what you did: 1. Found objects and storytelling. What object did you select, what story did you tell? 2. Making Chinese proverbs in clay. What proverb did you choose and why? What problems did you encounter working with air-dry clay? How do you feel about your final piece? What could you change or do better? 3. Yarn bombing location hunt. What location did you choose and why? How did you envision the yarn bomb in that space/what effect would it have? What problems might be encountered when installing a yarn bomb in that venue? 4. Knitting a yarn bomb. What yarn did you choose and why? Did you find knitting difficult? If so, what was hard about it? Did you eventually start to get the hang of it? Did you practice knitting after class? What does your final piece look like? What could you change or do better? 5. Becoming a cyborg with papier mache and found objects. What body modification did you decide to make and why? What materials did you use? What problems did you encounter working with papier mache? How do you feel about your final piece? What could you change or do better?
  19. 19. YOU MIGHT ALSO INCLUDE Sketches – how did you plan out your clay Chinese proverb? Or how did you envision the group yarn bomb working in the location you chose? What would it have been attached to? What it would it have looked like? Did you design your body modification before building it? Images of artworks – are there any examples of ceramic artworks you were inspired by? Was there a yarn bomb you had in mind when you went to look for a location? What cyborgs did you consider when making your body modification sculpture? Websites/links – were there any other resources you looked at or were inspired by for each project?
  20. 20. EXAMPLE: WEEK 4: KNITTING THE YARN BOMB I chose a variegated yarn. I played around knitting with two different colours – blue and pink – and swapped balls of yarn where the colours blended. I haven’t knitted much for the last few years so at first I found it difficult, but I soon remembered. To give myself more of a challenge I knitted a 2 x 2 rib. I think I was most influenced by Olek’s crocheted yarn bombs because I like her bright colours and how she transforms space into something more playful. In terms of improvement, I think I could have watched for the colour changes in the yarn better and blended them even more. I might also have tried a more difficult stitch.
  21. 21. PLAN FOR SIXTH WEEK 1. In-class TLQ – please arrive promptly! 2. Each student will have 5 minutes to present their slides and up to 5 minutes to receive feedback. This is an art school crit/peer review exercise and participation is required. (Prepare questions you might ask each other in advance)! 3. After class, convert your PowerPoint presentation into a PDF and email it to me as your course portfolio document (clfrost@cityu.edu.hk). You have one week to do this. It must arrive in my inbox by this time next week or you will incur a fail! 4. Oh, and wear your cyborg body modification to class! 

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