Level 5 – Summative Assessment

Personal Statement

Field Experience

Documentation

1.A post that evidences the material and conceptual exploration and thinking that initiated and led to the development of your own original artwork(s).

2. A post that documents some of the key aspects of the Site Venue project that you participated in.

3. A post that documents some of the technical skills you have learnt and developed over the course of this year with regards to the production of your artworks.

4. A key post of your own choosing that illuminates your studio practice.

5. A key post of your own choosing that illuminates your studio practice.

Contextualisation

1. A post that demonstrates the most influential concepts you have gained from the Key Concept lecture series with a brief, but specific, description of how this has influenced your practice.

2.A post that demonstrates a key contextual contemporary reference you found through your continued research with your studio practice.A

3.A post that indicates your contextual research and thinking about how artists display and disseminate their work with regards to your final work presented for site venue project or your final exhibition.

4.A contextual post of your own choosing.

5.A contextual post of your own choosing.

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Outcome materials and Arrangement.

The materials and equipment that will be used will be as follows:

  • 3-metre fabric, thin enough to allow light to fall through
  • Projector
  • Hooks to hold the fabric up as it will be hung from the ceiling
  • Fishing wire to attach the fabric to the hooks
  • A shelf to be able to place the projector on to.

As I requested for a dark space I have been kindly given one, which is shown in the diagram below. However, I am sharing the space with another student whose work I am unfamiliar with. Due to this, I need to speak and organise how much space will be dedicated to each other. I need enough room for the fabric to fall and for the throw of the projection.

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Displaying

These are the final five images. Next, I need to choose the strongest one to be displayed for the exhibition/assessment.

The image will be displayed on a 3-metre piece of fabric that will be displayed within a dark space. This is to ensure that the projection will be strong enough. The fabric will be hung from the ceiling and will drop creating a curve which will allow the projection to warp and curve.

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This is an example of the shape the fabric will hold.

Using rear projection, I will be able to hide the machine and give the illusion that this is a digital painting.

Edited Images

By processing the images in photoshop I have been able to achieve colours that are high in saturated colours, strong contrasts between them all and remove all of the negative space within the photographs.

Throughout all of the images, I believe the colours that work the best and represent my idea of idolisation towards celebrity culture are the pinks, oranges, blues and yellows. These colours remind me of artificial colours that you would find in sweets and foods like smarties and a lot of American and Japanese candy. The clarity on the paint has really embossed the lumps, bumps and marks which begin to tye in the free-flowing materials that were used at the beginning of this project.

SeLF ReFLeCTION

Painting onto my face using acrylic was an element taken from Sophie Derricks work. This is to strengthen the surface for the projection and to sharpen and highlight areas of the face. Not only does it do this it also allows textures to appear through the application of the paint.

Many of the photographs I believe are successful however some are too dark. These images will now be processed through photoshop to crop the image, adjust the contrast, brightness and the overall levels of the photographs. By doing this I am allowing the colours to become saturated and achieve the fakery that I think of that is linked with celebrity culture.

 

 

Why acrylic?

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White acrylic will be used on the models face, in this case, myself, as it will be able to be applied and layered giving myself some sort of control. By mixing slow drying medium into the paint this will give the paint the freedom/ control to drip and move.

Using white again will become the surface for the projection to lay upon. Hopefully, once we project onto the face the textures and marks will be able to be seen when the image is sitting on top.

Why fabric for projection?

In site venue I begun to speak about the fragility that is shown through the use of plaster and why its support is the bricks, this was a representation towards celebrity culture and the fragility of the image of a star. Taking this connotation further a different material was needed that can convey fragility, the paper was initially thought of because it can tear, however looking through the body of work created this year the fabric pieces I believe could also convey this message of fragility.

The use of fabric, especially white, can act as a backdrop for the projection which allows a new way of displaying to take place. Rather than hanging photographs of the work, projection allows the image to change form, colour and size through the interaction with the digital image and the surface.

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Initial artist response October 2017

 

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Using fabric as a surface allows the image to change form, which adds dynamic to a flat image that has been digitally processed.