WIP Show/Library Display
- “Everyone is welcome”
Working Project Proposal Title (ideas):
- Expressing and challenging conflicting feelings through zoomorphic sculpture
- Expressing Investigating (autobiographical) feelings on inclusivity, coexistence and legitimacy through making and curation of sculpture.
- Identifying why I make what I do, what it says about me, and what I communicate through my practice.
Objects to display:
- Ceramic Cast Jellybean – Magenta cast (+)
- Ceramic Handbuilt Jellybean – Yellow (+)
- Ceramic Black cup or Broken Cup (+)
- Ceramic Purple tactiform (or blue) (+)
- Ceramic mini Tactiform (+)
- Ceramic Blue Cactus (+)
- Wooden Robopants
- Metal Plughead
- Masking Tape Coral
Other/more materials (to consider/experiment/make before WIP Show)
- Wax – make wax Tactiform or Jellybean
- Card – pangolin hat style
- Paper – papier-mâché?
- Tape – more figurative?
- Plasticine – make Tactiform or Jellybean
- Metal – ???
- Plaster – carving, whittling, casting
Ideas of how to display, and why:
- In a round/crowd – conversing, mingling, participating
- On grass – symbolic of existing in an environment – their land, world, microcosm, but a world we as people share too
- In a house/dolls house – all living under one roof
- A kunstkammer – a curious “world” where a range of wonderful, diverse and not-necessarily related (serialised) things are display and exist as they are
- A selection (curated), based on maintaining diversity and equal distribution of all kinds of objects… but this makes the work quite ‘exclusive’, maybe.
- All objects ever made by me… logistically quite difficult! Can this be played with, for example, by objects ‘overflowing’ a shelf, or starting to take over a wall, or defying gravity, etc?
- Simultaneously displayed collections – the same objects, or different? How are these separate ‘worlds’ decided upon?
Feedback from Oscar, 08/02/18
- Titles are a little clunky – broaden and then gradually decide which bit is the most important part to express/unpack.
- Try to think about how critical my question/position of enquiry is – does it allow me to question, critique, investigate and analyse my process or approach to finding something out (ie is it objective)
- Collage and bring in as much stuff as possible
- A variety of forms, materials and processes makes for a more confident direction, and allows for greater objectivity
- Could each of the three display opportunities be approached differently (I.e. try a different thing, arrangement, objects)?
- How does the notion of simultaneous ‘worlds’ affect the notion of inclusivity and legitimacy?
Key words, and how to clarify what they mean to my investigation:
Legitimacy – what rules, laws, regulations? Can my choices be defended with logic, rationality or reason?
Inclusivity – how far do I pursue or press for inclusivity? Where does it end?
Coexistence – living in harmony, despite differences (ideologies, interests, species…)
Curation – how can curation still can make an exclusive statement, despite pursuing inclusivity?
Conflicting feelings – responses to texture and aesthetics such as recoil, adoration, inquisition, tentativeness, etc… is there a better term for this?
- Build strength of argument through contexts:
- How have other artists/sculptors displayed collections of their works (retrospectives, etc.)?
- How do other artists deal with questions about aesthetic differences between types of work they do (Damien Hurst, perhaps?)
- How can a range of different objects (aesthetically, thematically, chronologically) by the same artist?
- Have other artists used a kunstkammer or similar approach to displaying a range of objects/works? Why?
- Collate as many of my objects as possible
- Start to assemble collections, photographing different combinations
- How would these collections ‘overpopulate’, aesthetically?
- How would these collections work when there is imbalance of certain types (i.e. too many blue things, too many ceramic things…)
- By Wednesday 14th February, ensure most of the objects I want to show are together, and bring to university.