Saturday, 23 October 2010
Wu chi – tsumg was really interesting at the talk on Tuesday, I loved his work and especially his projected animations which I found really clever. Also this week I visited the Liverpool Biennial and I enjoyed how all of the exhibits were put in the most unlikely of places around the city. The Walker Art gallery had the, ‘John Moores painting prize,’ and I was impressed by the “Protest, 1st of April 2009,” by Nicholas Middliton.
Monday, 18 October 2010
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
On Tuesday, as a group, we visited 2 exhibitions. The first was in the Manchester Art Gallery, by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer called ‘Recorders,’ and the second was in the CUBE Gallery to see the ‘Designed Disorder and Interact shows.’ I answered several questions on each exhibit and then compared them and had a discussion in a small group from my year. I really like the first exhibit from Rafael as his work was really interactive and I liked how the viewer could affect each of the pieces. I loved that interaction between art and the viewer however was it because as a nation we like to be entertained by the things we view? At the CUBE gallery the work I saw was not that influential to me, I found the work hard to comprehend because the descriptions of the pieces were too complicated. Even though I know that the first exhibit was more obvious, I did enjoy and feel a stronger connection to this piece.
Friday, 1 October 2010
Yesterday we did a party with the first years, each group had a different theme, and ours was an astronaut theme. We covered a dark room in tin foil and made control panels under the projection that we did of the walks of the moon. We made helmets from cardboard cut outs and covering them in foil and did the same to our boots and backpacks. I really enjoyed working with the first years; it was a great way to start off the year and socialising between the years.