PROJECT 5 (Option 1)
Create a visual artwork that uses aspects of sequence.
What the heck do we mean by sequence?
“juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate
sequence, intended to convey information and/or produce an aesthetic response.”
Here are some aspects of sequence that you can think about:
THINKING ABOUT TIME
The potential for transformation is a key component of sequence, narrative, story-telling...transformation requires a sequence of events, and the passage of some increment of time (could be years, days, seconds, or the blink of an eye.)
Scott McCloud - Understanding Comics
HOW CAN THIS TRANSLATE?
Comics, Video, Animation, Photography Series, Book, Powerpoint, Flip books, Performance Documentation, Drawing, Painting, Etc.
Marcel Duchamp - Nude Descending a Staircase no.2 (1937)
Gjon Mili - Nude Descending a Staircase (1949)
The Charge of the Lancers, 1915 - Umberto Boccioni
Futurism: dynamism, speed, energy, and power of the machine and the vitality, change, and restlessness of modern life.
How does one depict time?
Duane Michals, “Things are Queer”, 1973
Duane Michals, “Alice’s Mirror”, 1974
Alan Moore, Watchmen
How can you use the interplay of text and imagery to create new meaning?
Kei Sanbe, Boku dake ga Inai Machi (Erased: A Town Without Me)
How can your layout, panels, cutting, timing–influence your viewer's perception of the work?
Dave McKean, Batman: Arkham Asylum
What mediums can you play with?
Can you use type to express different emotions, characters?
Can you abandon written langage all together?
How can you use the tools you have like a powerpoint?
Or maybe you could create a system or set of rules / chance factors for yourself to generate sequence/s?
(What a Twist~)
(Transitions / Settings / Continuity / Mapping)
Thinking about Transformation
THINKING ABOUT PERCEPTION
You can use clarity or deliberately discard it.
(key word: deliberately.)
TYING IT ALL TOGETHER
So, we're thinking about aesthetics and how they generate narratives...I encourage you to reflect on the skills you've learned and used throughout this class.
Visual Communication, Conciseness (Pun)
Observation, Documentation, Investigation (Acts of Beauty)
Reality-based Details and Specifics (Confession)
For a moment ask yourself,
How does your art and your life connect?