Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fascism, death, regret, unicorns, etc.

In a previous class, we had discussed Bea's project on the seductiveness of fascism (her approach was that the combination of art and politics is something dangerous). I disagreed - but after thinking about it, I only disagree to a point.

My impossible project idea (to name people that deserve to be killed, but also naming 1000 reasons as to why they should be allowed to live) touches on that as well.

This video ruins your day and accurately depicts that seductive quality of fascism.

Watching it, I'm left with the conclusion that only murder of murderers would end murder. I'm left wishing that this url were a pandora's link for an anti-red head movement, so that I can at long last have something to mount a glorious rebellion against. But...this is just how the video is programming me. I don't condone such activity. More importantly, to be responsible for the death of something living has got to be the most terrible thing.

Have any of you, when little, ever accidentally killed an animal? Most boys go through something like that; I myself remember my old pet gerbil. His name was Jack. He quivered like a ziplock bag filled to the brim with grape jello, when I brought that cage lid down on his spine.

What's done is done. Just remember: this sort of video is propaganda. Fucking effective, at that. At least there's unicorns and glitter.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Art School (propositions for the 21st century)

Jason recommends:
buy used, read, enjoy- use as fodder for deciding what to do when we are done with school.

Art School (propositions for the 21st century)
Steven Henry Madoff


All students must have a physical book for the final project, this can be:
A printed mock-up of the book
A fancy finished book
A hand made book

Consider using:
Adobe InDesign
Service Bureau

For students only making a single hand made object for their book:
scan all of the spreads and bring in digital copy for Jason to keep.

EVERYONE Must bring a second copy (either digital or printed) for Jason to keep!

Monday, April 19, 2010

expose yourself
Radio Lab
This American Life
National Geographic
New Yorker
The Week

Sunday, April 18, 2010

for tomorrow don't forget

read adrian piper pdf - it's on the portal...we will discuss it tomorrow!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Impossible art idea wisdom!!!@#$&&%#@#

1) think about presentation/delivery to the audience:

-handwritten, graphic, photography, painting, sculpture, performance, book, LCD screen projection, TWEET THAT SHIT, facebook (lame), blog (even lamer)

2) could address the question of what is impossible/possible/engaging audience? font choice (what is appropriate visually), language used, voice (aka style; informal, sarcastic, persuasive, earnest, emotional, sincere), 1st/2nd/3rd person

3) do these have a shared goal? (does it follow your own creative thought process), what makes the statement artful versus JUST impossible, what is the aim? (environmental, ethical, etc)

think about if the impossible idea was actually able to be executed

***what is the accumulative effect of your 10 ideas???