may 18 – tate modern

Cildo Meireles, ‘Babel’ 2001

Babel, Cildo Meireles, 2001

  • made the strongest impression on me this visit, because of its sheer scale and atmosphere of walking into a dim room
  • was like stepping into another dystopia world, surrounded by flashing lights and noise of radios humming
  • –> using light this effectively to create atmosphere, focusing and contrasting light to highlight the important parts of the design –> apply to design of the interior set

 

 

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tate exchange:

  • probably my favourite area of the tate, interactive art is something I really enjoy and wish there was more of in galleries/museums
  • was inspired to add to existing scale (above), prompt about society and the influence of art made me think about my recent experiences of feeling displaced culturally in society between east and west, how art is a bridging medium between the two that doesn’t abide by language or cultural norms
  • ‘if this cardboard box was society, illustrate how you would change it’  –> i created installation over space of boxes connected by tape (like the ‘red string’ that ties people together in chinese folklore) as a visual representation of connecting people together, diversifying

 

april 2-16 – new york trip

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times square, chinatown, sightseeing 

  • atmosphere of walking in the street – full of energy that doesn’t exist any other place in the world, vibrancy and always something new and interesting happening

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visiting the MOMA and the MET – picasso, van gogh works 

  • had the opportunity to see some of my favourite paintings in person, very surreal experience!
  • whole trip was incredibly inspiring, gave me a different view of life that was so different to what I was used to but felt so at home in
  • very motivated to move to study here!

madeon x porter robinson: shelter tour feb 7

  • visually one of the most beautiful, immersive design/lighting i have ever seen at a concert, matched music so well as it progressed from song to song
  • musically: so fascinating to see how they remixed each others songs with their own, their own spin/deconstruction
  • colour inspiration for this project?
  • been waiting to see them for 6 years, worth the wait!
  • possible topic for contextual studies essay

exhibition: Room by Sadie Coles: jan 28 sat 


conceptualisation and portrayal of domestic spaces by female artists 

roles of room: metaphor for psyche or as social contstruct

particularly interesting: yellow wallpaper installation of tapestries, had studied the book in GCSE english, really liked themes of gender roles being explored, was an “ah hah” moment when i saw in the gallery

exploring theme of rooms being miniaturised/multiplied/fragmented —> link to scale models we just produced

concept of room as a tangible entity, rooted in specific space abd time, charged with emotional and creative resonance 

film: LA LA LAND

PODCAST: deconstructing the ‘Audition’song 

  • pop songs = adjective
  • musical song = verb
  • voice leading music and accompaniment like in real life audition
  • interesting to see individual layers stripped down: each instrument getting its time in the song to shine and add depth and meaning

THOUGHTS ON FILM

  • MAIN THEME: beautiful and reflects story centred on Mia and Sebastian
  • JAZZ EXISTENTIALISM, RIFFING AND ABOUT COMMUNICATION WITHOUT LANGUAGE TROUGH WORDS
  • Theme: ART – WHAT DO WE DO IT FOR, WHAT IS THE DREAM WORTH? KEEP STRIVING FOR BIGGER HEIGHTS
  • cinematography: LONG SHOTS, amazingly planned and choreographed
  • motto: LOVE DOESNT ALWAYS WORK OUT
  • THE HEARTACHE OF ART, the struggle