Next on the addendum is an individual project, no prompts, no guidelines, what ever we want…YIKES
But thanksgoodness for a flash of inspiration.
Well, first off what is cinematic space? During this project to me it really started to mean something along the lines of creating an “alternate reality”. Cinematic space transports the viewer to somewhere else, it’s a visual representation of a microcosm. This term combines both the words Cinema and Space. The word Cinema is a series of images + a narrative (however loose), it is also a method of replication, and it also can’t really exist without the use of a lens. There is something about capturing an image with a lens, or looking into a lens, it is very potent, a sort of focused way of looking. The word Space is a place that can be physically occupied, it has borders, it’s a place you can go, you can leave it, also it has a defined depth and volume. Now what was the cinematic space I chose to deal with? The idea that its a separation from a current reality, so reflects reality but at the same time is not real? Well mirrors of course! But my project doesn’t simply deal with mirrors, it deals with using the mirrors to reflect our world, and then at the very end I destroyed the mirror thus hopefully emotionally tying the viewer to the broken reality.
accomplish, achieve, bag it, break up, bring to a close, carry through, cease, clinch, close, complete, conclude, crown*, culminate, deal with, determine, discharge, do, effect, end, execute, finalize, fold, fulfill, get out of the way, halt, hang it up, have done with, make, make short work of, mop up, perfect, put finishing touches on, round off, round up, scratch, scrub, settle, sew up, shut down, shutter, stop, terminate, top off, ultimate, wind up, wrap, wrap up
I AM DONE WITH CINEMATIC SPACE!
Well let me first comment on the Henry Art Gallery experience. We went as a class to go see a performance piece that was supposed to blend technology, “spacial play”, and dance. What the performance consisted of was, throughout the gallery there were dancers with flashlights taped to their elbows and they were interacting with their specific environment. There were dancers on the stairs, there were dancers in the hall, there were even dancers in the elevator. I found it all really very confusing to be honest, I did not see the correlation between really any of the aspects they were presenting. I felt like they did too much, that they should have stuck with only two aspects to explore and then do them well! Overall I left confused and to be honest unimpressed.
this last thursday night we had one of our faculty Bob Campbell come and show his video work. Video is a strange place for me, I’ve never worked with it, its mysterious, and a little overwhelming. However the imagery possible with video is second to none, so its seems like video is one of the most practical forms of art to have a grasp upon. Its nice to have someone speak about their work and have examples to show whaty they mean. For example its very very helpful (to my own mind) when a lecturer uses art specific vocabulary but then has imagery that helps cement the meaning of what they are trying to get at. Overall I do not think that this lecture could have come at a better time.
Clinton McKay’s prints combine various traditional techniques in new ways to produce combinations of texture and rigid geometric lines. This image is a silkscreen blend printed over a silkscreened monoprint. To view more of Clinton’s prints, visit his blog