Parallel Project

In the study guide: The Parallel Project is a self-directed, extended project. The focus of this project is entirely up to you, although you are advised to use the ideas and approaches explored within the course exercises as a springboard to inspire your thinking and making process. You may work in the studio as well […]

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Research Points for Part Two

Research point 1: Sue Tompkins How do ‘form’ and ‘content’ in Tompkin’s work affect each other? For example, if the way the artist uses nervous energy, rhythm, repetition and movement to deliver her words were changed, would it have the same meaning? Do you think the attempt to separate the two is helpful in understanding […]

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Harvard referencing system

learn.oca.ac.uk/pluginfile.php/1124/mod_resource/content/1/part 1.pdf I feel frustrated that it took me so long to spend some time with this very valuable and useful document. I need to thank my tutor and OCA for this document. Finally I got the message and I am awoken to its meaning and content! Wow it took time to get into this. […]

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Assignment 2: Understanding

But what of understanding, of being understood? Understanding what? Does it matter? Why should art be “understood” (and what does “understanding” mean in this context)?’ The quote in our study material is part of  a fax conversation which took place during 22.08.98 – 02.09.98 and was taken from Barlow’s Book, Objects For…and Other Things, (2008, […]

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Extra Research

Modern art by 1960 saw rising ideas by artists that form could be expressive even if it became divorced from appearances, example would be abstract art. Sontag writes when art was dominated by Formalism, but moving towards Postmodernism. I want to consider her discourse as a reaction to American art critic, Clement Greenberg, the Freudian […]

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Part Two: Meaning

TOPIC ONE The artwork and the audience Reading point 1 Sontag, S. (1994) ‘Against Interpretation’ I added my research and reading notes for this exercise in my blog, Reading List , under Part Two. I would however like to put forward the following opinion which I read: “ …..Sontag proposed the transcendental power of art […]

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Assignment One

DAILY PRACTICE During my reading and research for this first part of UVC 2, I became very aware of ideas around a practice of doing things repetitively, whether it is a deliberate or unintended action that flows from it. I love walking in nature……where I collect ‘physical objects’. Do I do it out of habit, […]

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Reading list during the course

Researching texts required to read as well as extra reading during this course will be journaled here. I will also use my sketchpad for notes…hope the thinking will become more integrated into my work PART ONE Lisa le Feuvre Failure Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary Art 1. I downloaded this on SCRIBD on June 29, 2020. […]

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Part One: Practice

In this study blog I will discuss three topics and show the research and exercises as requested in my online study material. Idea and Reality Art and Life Action as habit, method and rule Exercise 1 Practicing The above image was made by an artist who, for most of her life, seemed to work under […]

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