It’s already week 12 and we have finished our last conceptual process! For homework we had to bring something we could pull apart and I honestly forgot to bring something until the morning of the class. I decided to go 7 Eleven and bought a kinder surprise! (It was a rip off! $2.95)
Before disassembling our objects, we asked to draw
1) What we imagine would be inside 2) What’s actually inside
3) A combination of both are imagination and what was inside
I tried my best to disassemble the toy but failed too. I really wish I brought a hammer!
Designed to cause a splash: Mamulengo Rocking Chair by Eduardo Baroni , the launch product for new Rio de Janeiro furniture company, Elon, was built to be an eyecatcher: computer modeled form based on ergonomic data, CNC milled in precise plywood slices, then meticulously lacquered.
[generating possibilities and things associated with something to help your creative process]
Today we went into the groups we were assigned to last week to experiment and get a clearer understanding of divergent thinking. Maggie, Tracy (I’m sorry if I spelt your names wrong) & I were given spaghetti sticks to work with! First we brain stormed things that we associated with spaghetti sticks. We also tried to think of perceptual and conceptual factors about it which helped gather some ideas! I will try to get a mind map up soon :)
It was really interesting how well the things we made worked with the shadows. It also broadened the possible concepts and changed the perspectives of each work we made! Particularly with the first and last works, the shadows worked really well.
For the Van Gogh portrait, the lines made by the spaghetti stick itself reminded us of the paint strokes in the work.
Roman Ondák’s installations, performances and interventions are often thoughtful and humorous, provoking a double take by viewers, making them question their preconceptions and modes of interaction. Ondák’s work for 13 Rooms, entitled Swap, 2011, merges art with everyday life. Ondák selects a performer to wait behind a table and asks them to choose an object, which sits on the table until the first visitor enters the room. Visitors to the exhibition are then given the opportunity to swap the object with anything else they would be willing to exchange – a coin or a watch, a feather or a piece of paper – setting in motion an ongoing chain of barter and exchange.
Each day the last object remains on the table until the following morning and at the close of the exhibition the final performer takes with them the remaining object of that day.