Final Major Project – Project Development – 17th September 2018

I feel quite torn in my work today. Having just got my results and my old project to a certain degree was successful. However I just don’t feel any love or joy and quite simply I don’t know who my audience is and this is reflected in some of the feedback I have received also.

The new work I have been completing I have a real passion for. I would also have the perfect location for an exhibition. My feeling that the Newcastle City Library would be great for this if I can get it booked.

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My Angel – Kirsty Logan, September 2018

The ideas that I have swirling on my brain are unnerving as fear of failure is high. I desperately want to achieve a good grade for this course and I just need to find the perfect project. I also want to be able to connect on a personal level with this project.

Final Major Project – Project Development – 3rd September

I am still really drawn to the idea of Identity – I feel I need to discuss this when we are back, perhaps in my Pecha Kucha presentation tutorial.

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Fingerprint – Kirsty Logan, 2018

The Fingerprint truly identifies an individual therefore to overlay a fingerprint over a location does this, exemplifying the feeling of identity and individual feelings of a specific place.

I made a mock-up of what an image might look like, it is a very rough attempt, but I like how it looks so far.

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Sage and Tyne Fingerprint – Kirsty Logan, 2018

I’ve posted this image to social media and the feedback seems quite positive. I think personally this project means much more to me which may well mean I am more able to engage more with my subject.

Final Major Project – Project Development – 30th August

Identity

“the fact of being who or what a person or thing is”

“a close similarity or affinity”

“Your identity is who you are”

“Condition or character as to who a person or what a thing is; the qualities, beliefs, etc, that distinguish or identify a person or thing”

Fingerprint

“An impression or mark made on a surface by a person’s fingertip, able to be used for identifying individuals from the unique pattern of whorls and lines on the fingertips”

Final Major Project – Project Development – 24th August 2018

The feature of my focus in my previous module (Surfaces and Strategies) was Life/Death/Rebirth, and whilst I really enjoyed this I am questioning whether it is something that I really want to continue.

Looking back over some past work I found my Sellotape image from the Informing Context module. This image features a fingerprint. This made me think about Identity.

I came across the book Northerners – Portrait of a no nonsense people by Sefton Samuels

What I noticed about this book was while there were a couple of images from the North East there is much more focus on the North West. Quite often we seem like a forgotten people not featuring a great deal in the government plans for improvement, the refusal to dual the A1 instead finding projects further south.

This made me think about a project I’ve been dwelling over for a while ” Northern Identity”

I don’t want to use portraits I want to use fingerprints over the top of North East images.

This is my image Sellotape which I link closely to identity.

I want ti overlay this type of fingerprint over the North East. Over the break between modules I want the fingerprint to be subtle but a statement. I need to think about the titles of the images – should it be the name of the place or the name of the fingerprint.

Sellotape March 2018

ACTION:

Research Martin Parr and Chris Killip

 

References:

Samuels, S., 2011. Northerners – Portrait of a no nonsense people. 1st ed. United Kingdom: Ebury Press.

Surfaces and Strategies: Bibliography

Weston:

Weston, Edward (1965), Edited by Nancy Newhall, The Flame of Recognition, Aperture Foundation, New York, Pg 28, 29, 49, 77

http://ccp-emuseum.catnet.arizona.edu/view/objects/asitem/People@2434/248/title-asc?t:state:flow=74cb3031-b90c-42e9-855b-5fa42da3b1a6

https://www.kimweston.com/a-photographers-love-of-life-alex-nyerges/

https://www.edwardwestonphotography.com/chronology/

https://www.kimweston.com/edward-weston-photographs/pl42-bi-1-pelican-1942-photograph-by-edward-weston

Daro Montag:

http://www.microbialart.com/galleries/daro-montag/

https://www.interaliamag.org/articles/daro-montag/ 

http://rane-research.org/pdf/dialogues_with_nature_catalogue.pdf

Heikki Leis:

https://www.behance.net/gallery/53736797/Photo-book-Afterlife 

Rothko:

Baal-Teshuva, Jacob, (2003), Rothko, TASCHEN GmbH, Koln. Pg 14, 47, 58, 80

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/mark-rothko-1875

David Campany (A handful of Dust)

http://davidcampany.com/a-handful-of-dust/

Frederick Sommer: https://www.moma.org/collection/works/46392

Man Ray: https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/69.521/

Abstract Expressionists:

Hess, Barbara (2005), Abstract Expressionism, TASCHEN GmbH, Koln, Pg 19, 31, 53, 71

Sophie Calle:

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/calle-the-hotel-room-47-p78300

Photographers Sketchbooks:

Mclaren, Stephen and Formhals, Bryan, (2014), Photographers Sketchbooks, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London

Naoya Hatakeyama: http://www.flatandframed.com/photographers-sketchbooks/

Momento Mori:

http://www.fluland.com/wp-content/uploads/8f52b36c22413a47cf958bc805c85a3f.jpg

https://maa.missouri.edu/gallery/death-and-afterlife-ancient-egypt

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/m/memento-mori

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/v/vanitas

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/guide-memento-mori-art-historians-1076897

https://www.britishmuseum.org/pdf/10%20Death%20and%20the%20Afterlife%20FINAL.pdf

https://maa.missouri.edu/gallery/birth-death-and-rebirth-sky-burial-and-cyclical-cosmos-tibetan-buddhism

https://maa.missouri.edu/gallery/christian-afterlife

https://www.britannica.com/topic/reincarnation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reincarnation

http://samtaylorjohnson.com/moving-image/art/still-life-2001

http://samtaylorjohnson.com/moving-image/art/a-little-death-2002

https://www.gemeentemuseum.nl/en/exhibitions/memento-mori-%E2%80%93-damien-hirst

Stephen Gill:

https://www.stephengill.co.uk/portfolio/wp-content/gallery/talking-to-ants/SGI-09-09-07-12.jpg

www.stephengill.co.uk

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/photography/7813330/Photographer-Stephen-Gill-the-devil-in-the-detail.html

https://www.nobodybooks.com/product/a-series-of-disappointments-blue-red 

Andres Serrano:

http://andresserrano.org/images/series/immersions/Piss_Christ.jpg

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/sep/28/andres-serrano-piss-christ-new-york

http://creativetimereports.org/2015/01/30/free-speech-piss-christ-charlie-hebdo-andres-serrano/

Physics:

http://www.sevenbrieflessons.com/

Definitions:

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/anthropomorphism

https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBGB758GB758&ei=rRZwW-bqF6PbgAbX767wBw&q=animism&oq=animis&gs_l=psy-ab.3.0.35i39k1j0l3j0i10k1j0l5.362099.366413.0.368476.20.12.0.0.0.0.238.1452.1j4j4.10.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..12.8.1342.6..0i67k1j0i131k1.117.3FENp4wqRNI

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https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=transmutation&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBGB758GB758&oq=transmutation&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.3528j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transmigrate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reincarnation

Additional Reading:

http://jadenhastings.com/

Sontag, S. (2008). On photography. London: Penguin Books.

Barthes, R. (2000). Camera lucida. London: Vintage.

Higgins, J. (2013). Why it does not have to be in focus. London: Quarto Publishing plc.

Juniper, A. (2010). Wabi sabi: the Japanese art of impermanence. Tokyo [etc.]: Tuttle Publishing.

Cotton, C. (2009). The photograph as contemporary art. London: Thames & Hudson.

Cotton, C. (2015). Photography is magic. New York: Aperture.

Rexer, L. (2013). The edge of vision. New York, N.Y.: Aperture.

Hunter, F., Fuqua, P. and Biver, S. (2015). Light – science & magic. Walthan, MA: Focal Press.

Antonini, M., Minniti, S., Gómez, F., Lungarella, G. and Bendandi, L. (2016). Experimental photography. London: Thames & Hudson.

Lucy Soutter. (2018). Why Art Photography?. Abingdon: Routledge.

 

Surfaces and Strategies: Week 11. Independent Reflection W/C 16/08/2018

This week has been a big focus on my oral presentation.

It has been a bit difficult as I have been working away which made things quite difficult.

Whilst working on my presentation I did come up with the titles that I want to use for my images. As I want the images to represent reinventions of the same life using the Titles 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 etc this was the best way I felt I could illustrate this.

I complete the last edit of my Work in Progress Portfolio in terms of reformatting one of the images that had a square format. This shape no longer fits the aesthetic of the project. This is quite a strange feeling as at one point of the module that had been the only mainstay of the project.

My 1:2:1 tutorial confirmed my feelings that my Work in Progress Portfolio is complete and ready to be submitted, this is a huge relief.

What I have found interesting this week is looking back through my CRJ and seeing how much my project has changed.

In week 2 when I was observing the work of Heikki Leis, a view of mine what it would have been beneficial to see what the item was before hand. Now I’ve thrown this idea right out of the window! Whilst my work is far more abstract and not still life like Leis – our work is being produced along a similar theme of the decomposition of items. I don’t believe his work to be based on life and death like mine but it shares a genre of photography.

The work will continue with my research, but the focus is to complete all of the assignment work before moving on further.