Friday, February 9, 2024

ARTS 475: Week 3

What a week.

On Tuesday, I went to class as normal, and I continued my work on my “Photo Every Day” series. I’m really liking how this is coming along. In just the two weeks I’ve been working on it so far, it has covered a wide range of emotions. There were some pretty happy moments, and then there were the photos from this past week where I was sick and couldn’t leave my apartment. I really want to do something special with these photos,  and I’m getting a lot of inspiration from the slides shown during our lectures. There’s a lot of really interesting and creative ways these artists display their photographs, and I want to do something like that. I’m still thinking of pasting all the photos to my sign-board, but that seems a little unoriginal. I should find a more creative way to display them, maybe some way to show the progression of time?

Thursday was rough. I’ve been sick since Wednesday, and not being able to go to the studio isn’t very helpful. I’m continuing to work from my room. Today, I looked over at my old, beat-up TV I bought at Goodwill for 10 bucks. I’ve been using it to play video games, but I got the idea to maybe incorporate it for a video art work. The camera that I use to photograph the “Photo Every Day” series also takes videos. The grainy quality of the videos matched with the TV’s 4:3 resolution seems like a jump back 15 years. I’ve always had an interest in the “Y2K” aesthetic, and maybe I could do something in that vein for this class? 

As for now, the “Photo Every Day” series is my main focus. The album art collage is my second, and this new video art idea is my third. I think I can turn this into something cool. But it needs more than just pictures. How am I going to draw the viewer in? Still working on that part…

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