Sunday, April 24, 2011

Georgie's questions

1. Art therapy is the use of art or the creation of art to help someone physically or mentally with whatever problem they may be facing.

2. When I make art it is therapeutic. I loose myself into a piece of work and its one of the best feelings

3. Art is a way of keeping ones hands busy, its like an ice breaker. Many times people dont want to verbally face their problems because they become to real. art is non committal communication.

4. I dont believe I have ever expressed my issues in my work, but I do use my work to take me somewhere that I enjoy

5. No. as a human we should help each other but with art is not required.

6. I actually dont see your work as relating to art therapy, but I haven't talked to you much about your pieces.

7. Your work could serve as a way to document and relive events and categorize them for your self but to the viewer I don't believe it would serve that purpose.

8. I think everyone's art will change when we leave school. School with deadlines and requirements takes so much of the relaxing joy out of art its not even funny.

Robbies Questions

1.) Did you find any similarities between the reading and the YouTube video?
The youtube video has in my opinion kind of a silly message. They both speak of our experiences as an artist as a human and how they are always different and effect our beliefs.

2.) Do you believe that attempting to remove certain tenets embedded deep within our society is an important aspect to the advancement of the human condition?
I dont believe removing the principles is the answer, but simply adding to them.

3.) Are there any examples of people considered to be insane for their attempt to remove unnecessary beliefs within our society?
Much if not all of science was originally thought to be insane until it was proven correct.

4.) Andrei Tarkovsky expresses the fact that you cannot force others to feel certain emotions, and that you may not experience life through anything other than your own personal experiences. Do you believe that this statement is beneficial to the creation of art?
No. If fact I don’t agree with it at all. I hear stories that have never happened to me and it still can stir up emotions as if I were participating in the event. I believe that our own experiences are the strongest but that we can learn from eachother.

5.) Do you agree, or disagree, with the opinions that Andrei Tarkovsky expresses about his view on art? Why?
I don’t believe all good art is created through struggle. I think that kind of strange to think about. It may not be as emotional or it is and we do not put the same value on good emotions.

6.) Do you find a similarity between my work and any of the information that I have presented to you?
Your work is based solely on what you want to create and a direct correlation to things you have done in your life whether they be good or bad.

7.) Are there any similarities between the work that you create and the presented information?
They are just talking about experiences so yes

8.) Is everything going to be okay?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Dannielle's questions

1. He seems to think teaching art is irrational. I don’t feel that way. While yes I agree it is pretty impossible to teach anything beyond technique. If you are working in a contemporary world it is necessary for one to practice the discussions we have in class.

2. I believe he speaks of teching as literally the ideas of the artist, you can inplant those or anything in that matter that they will chose.

3. I believe there is a transition period in making art that needs to happen. Initially art is so new to people that I think having projects gives them a goal or an encouragement. But at a certain point those projects become to constraining, and the student needs to be set free. The issue is that everyone is different these transitions come all kinds of times.

4. I believe the building blocks of art can be taught and it is up to the artist to develop the mortar and style. There is no black and white in art

5. I don’t believe the classes at Ringling have prepared me for working outside of an academic setting but the opportunities I have pursued through Ringling have.

6. I believe if you had assignments and were required to use only one medium you would have still made these but at a much later date. They would only be ideas in your head with no time to realize them because you would be consumed by the projects and deadlines.

7. I feel successful but not by comparison. I think my experience here has be radically different from most students and that is where I have succeeded. I believe your work shifted from Belgium so much because of the tools available. You weren’t confined to canvas and paper anymore you could do anything.

8. I think it helped. Because you already knew how to do the basics you felt comfortable enough to try something else. You were still encouraged to break out and do your thing.

Brittany's Questions

1. The similarities between slower mediums and quick mediums are the final product. While they man not be immediate similarities its still a visual experience. I struggle with the word object, due to my own mental constraints. Photos would be considered images to me, but can become objects.

2. The message of a photo is immediate. with photography one cannot escape the word documentation. Everything else about a photo can change except the documentation.

3. Well having a sense of amateurism is always important. Because it means one has not peaked. But being an amateur can interfere with the final intent if the necessary skills are not available.

4. While he is watching everyone through the key holes it shows the definition of voyeurism. As well as us the viewers watching these scenes and becoming voyers as well. Except with this film and photography alike we cannot get caught, and if we do we are simply becoming more cultured.

5. N/A zoned out

6. What it is brought to public eyes. Maybe someone secretly photographed... paparazzi

7. Your work references your self because of your relationship to those in the pictures. as for how you reference current times, your work references current hipster culture.

8. Film has a permanence that isn't achieved in digital work

9. It's more immediate. You can make large amounts of work.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Pauls Questions

1. Is the author of this book being overly simplistic?
I see nothing wrong with being simplistic in the approach of the subject. He is however creating an ideal idea of art education. He speaks about teaching the students the wrong subjects and the effect is has on their own personal development as critical thinkers. The true student however will think for himself or herself. If there is a particular subject one would be interested in it would be advisable to do research whether or not instructed to. A good education is dependent on the student.

2. Is the author being overly cynical?
I believe so. He is digging into art education as this awful construct when surely he has gone through it and done fine for himself. Why? Because he thinks for himself… you can teach that.

3. Can you be cynical and paranoid and still be correct in your assertions concerning matters that are highly subjective?
Of course. There are always moments of intelligent ranting. As far as how ideas are presented though there could be better ways of working around the subject.

4. Since "group think" is not only entrenched in the art world but the real world, should it not be encouraged in art school?
No. Group thinking can be welcomed on some level of morals. As far as education is concerned each student should be pushed in the direction they are seeking and not forced to jump on the band wagon as to not make waves.

5. Does the fine arts department at Ringling College of Art and Design represent a microcosm of the Art World?
I would say it does, but not willingly. Those who are not necessarily accepted as New York artist work their way in but are not always wanted.

6. As stated in the reading "does privileging words over visual expression encourage a narrowly didactic approach to art making?"
Placing words over visual expression stifles those who do not excel at expressing themselves with writing or verbally. Art is so subjective that it truly cannot be taught.

7. Is Automatism or any other intuitive approach discouraged in contemporary art academia?
Not here. I cannot speak for other colleges but there is not a whole lot of exploration that I have seen discouraged.

8. Do you believe my work would have been better served had I not attended art college?
I don’t believe so. I think getting your work into a critical eye helped you discover your motivations, and goals.

9. Do you believe my work to be self indulgent?
All of our work is self-indulgent. Why would be spend every day doing something we didn’t enjoy.

10. If all art is self indulgent to a certain extent, should I not embrace this approach?
Why not? Have fun, and eat some chocolate metaphorically.

11. Does the "it's all about me" approach to my work alienate you the viewer?
It alienates the viewer because they are not down with your symbols. We cannot understand what your head is trying to say because we don’t speak your language. The viewer can still enjoy your work from a voyeuristic point of view, but as far as fully understanding what your throwing our way it impossible.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Trevor's questions

1. The idea that our world was not created by accident is very plausible, and in fact what I believe.

2. I mostly make my art in a blank state of mind. I become completely unaware of what is going on around me.

3. extraterrestrial alien art would be light. Who knows maybe our star system is their art, but I think their art would be more related to technology.

4. I think they are. My life deals a large amount with spirituality and within my life is quantum physics. They are somehow connected or they would not be able to exist together.

!. I think he stands with his ideas as fact and you stand as making things that make some sort of sense to you. You speak your own little language similar the the encoding in dna you encode in your art.

@. I'm still not 100% on what your talking about... sorry

#. Not particularly no. I think your drawings are very personal and you could really care less who sees them. I connect to the idea that they are art and how they are displayed but as far as ideas they skip past me.

$. Yes. I think we create code all the time while we make work. Our own languages are embedded into every move and mark we make. This is why I think they can match your handwriting.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Rachel's questions

1. I would like to live long enough to see my children grow up, and If I could I want to die whitewater kayaking w/no helmet on. quick

2. I don't believe we are anywhere near computers having a consciousness nor do I think they ever will. Our mind is incredibly complex and I don't believe it can be perfectly recreated. Microchips and grey brain matter will always be different.

3. I would say he is somewhere in between. But that is he worry about things that are not worth worrying about. Machines make our lives easier, and for technology to improve will benefit us.

4. Absolutely, see previous answer.

5. I think that it aids my work to be able to use technology but without it I think my art would change a little but not much. Keeping electricity out of my work is always a fun part of it.

6. Your work is becoming very technical. I think you are fascinated by human interaction with technology and create your work around it. It's very refreshing because you are still embracing the natural with the boxes materials.

7. I think artwork dealing with technology is the big thing right now, and guessing the next big thing which will also probably be technology related will give you a jump on where the art world is headed and be directly effected by it.

8. Technology has never been a huge interest of mine. Sometimes I enjoy living blissfully unaware.