Friday, 10 October 2008

Introduction to Interpretation

The first session saw the group working with found images and objects in response to the theme of 'Identity'. We wanted to interpret this widely so decided to consider our multiple identities within different contexts. From this we created a visual alphabet using found images which attempted to dissect meanings within the words that we had chosen to describe ourselves. We will keep these images to develop work from at a later stage. Please post development ideas in the comments section.

After that we looked at some examples of artists working in installation with found objects and considered the messages that the artists might be trying to convey by the use of specific materials and compositions. Some of the work discussed included Simon Starling's 'Shed, Boat, Shed' and an installation by the Japanese artist Tomoko Takahashi. The group then chose objects to create sculptural works from and documented them.

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