11 september 2014
The fist day in CSM! Everybody was very excited about new group, new people and ofcourse the project. The first task was LIBRARY RESEARCH. We were put into a group of six and work based on Practitioner, Material and Process that’s been given. In our group we had: Es Devlin, Light and Cut. Teacher told that we need to make a deep research on our topics in order to be able to put them together to create a product. Language problem and different teaching methods made this process hard for me, i had to check back all information and be positive about misunderstood, because you have no time for panic. When we started the brainstorming, i found out it's interesting for me to think of an idea quickly and discover a new useful way of thinking. After 30 minets we gathered all our thoughts and put down our ideas and related key words on our diagrams.
12 september 2014
Today we didn't have anything special, only university session and meeting with very inspiring person LEO, who told me that there is degree of possibility that i can create a make-up workshop for students of CSM and especially for PDP. Sounds good!!!
I really had an energy to start my reaserch but there is no internet in my house now, so i went to CSM Library with my friend's group just in case. Everybody was very helpful and open-minded, after 10 minets of being there, i understood everithing and started work. Create a workflow account and print everithing i need.
During the day i was trying to make a pictures of everything which can be useful in my project. That is why you can see a lot of materials (all of them you can see in "Materials" File).
13 september 2014
Today is a Satuday!!!
Thank God i had enough time before library reseach, which will be on monday! I got a lot of plans for this weekend, firstly i went to Victoria & Albert museum which helped me to see different sides of the world culture! It's really good place for every student who want to study in privacy, very noble edifice but got a very cozi garden and beautiful modern fountain in the middle. You can drawing outside, or practise with someone else inside. Secondly i want to continue my "material" & "process" reseach while i don't have an internet at home.
THE LAMENTATION OVER THE DEAD CHRIST
Workshop of Andrea della Robbia (1435-1525)
14 september 2014
I went with my friend to the Tower Bridge, because she have never been there, but to my great surprise we found an amazing installation of ceramic poppies around the castle. But most off all i liked discription of this object:
"This evolving art installation is filling the Tower moat with 888,246 hand-made ceramic poppies. Each one represents a British military death during the First World War, which broke out 100 years ago. The last poppy will be planted on 11 November."
15 september 2014
Today was more of a self directed library session that we had with our groups. We did the research task in CSM Library about Es Delvin as our practicioner, light as a material and cutting as a process. It was quiet difficult and wearing process, but i found interesting to see different kinds of books of unknown (for me) artists, discovered a new styles and techniques, which can be useful for my projects.
As my second library I went to LCF because there are a lot of books about cutting, fashion and perfomance. I really want to open a quastion about paper cut, because it can be interesting to mix a cutting paper, or another cutting material with the light.
While a was in LCF, got a time for visiting "SIMON COSTIN'S IMPOSSIBLE CATWALK SHOWS".
In a series of model sets, Costin has chosen real and imagined spaces to stage his fantastical and innovative presentation ideas: from a disusednuclear power station to a cardboard forest. I got a lot of useful materials for my work and did pictures and video just in case. I don't want to show everything, only the most interesting for me.
Found an information about perfomanse and stage art. Now i begin to understand how is important to do the research. I really enjoy the process and like to find something absolutelly new. All books which i read in LCF library open to me a new opportunities!!!
16 september 2014
Our task today was to generate 30 concepts from our research; associating our selected process, practisioner and material, than shose only 3 for descrybing and in the end only 1 for the new personal project. I was thinking too much and didn't understand the task from the first time, so i made only one idea and everything finished only at home in my A3 sketchbook.
17 september 2014
During the day was trying to find something new about installations made of light and cutting techniques. Found very interesting to listen to an interview of famous artists, the planning and directing skills of their works, teamworks, creating an ideas and so on. Good to know how they started their way and what they can say for the freshess...
Understood that i really want to try made something with the paper or with sculptures...
18 september 2014
Made the first trying of paper cutting without any drafts. I was astonished at the process, it was very enjoyable, i think i got a new hooby!!! In this work i was trying to hit off a sunflower with the cutting technique. The small holes make a beautiful pattern of the light, so in the future it could be the 3DD lamp or something like that.
In the afternoon the whole group went to the CSM gallery to see the students exhibition. The place was partisioned of 2 sections. One group of projects in the first section explored what happens when designers collaborate with people, or use methods, from other disciplines. The other group showed how, by expanding one's horizons, designs become culturally and materially hybrid. In all cases, once design escapes it's self-defined boundaries, it finds new potential.
I can't say that i really understood the main ideas of the works on exhibition. Everything was so mess and strange, it was hard to understood what the artist wanted to say about his work, sculpture or installation. I didn't find useful stuff for everyday living, most of projects was about reseaching. Maybe i don't understand the modern art, but in my mind if people had a quastions after watching it means that an idea got a drawback...
But it's easy to speak about others work, i need to think about mine.... I descovered a new technique for me - "paper cutting", so i want to develop it and use in the future projects. And i was thinking about nature... maybe i need to reseach this quastion and add it to my work too...
21 september 2014
Got a time for my gallery and museum reseach. Went to the Camden Arts Center to find an interesting information about modern ways in arts and pictures for inspiration and my new projects. There was 3 galleries with different kinds of sculptures (of ceramic dishes), installations on the floor, scetches and drufts made of fusain and pens and so on.
I found everything very useful, especially installations with dried fruets and flowers mixed with thread and gold papers. I liked the idea of herbals and installation in the garden made of grass and glass... i want to develop these ideas and use for my sketchbook.
22 septemder 2014
Today was very interesting task "POETIC CARDBOARD PROJECT OUTLINE". We worked in a group of 3, developing a visual language that expressed the conseptual idea of the combined words in the most powerfuland memorable way using the medium of photography. Our group shose "Social Projection", so we was trying to speack about nowadays problems, considered with networks (instagram, internet, phones, facebook and so on).
We spoke about new religion 'photo of the food befor eating'. You don't pray befor the table, nowadays everyone bless the food with making picture of it. So the tradition of repast lost their value. So we recreated the picture of foodselfy, using the rubbish and everything what we found on the street.
Another problem was the jealousy and passion of modern people, everybody want to be reach and famouse, got the fake lips and 1 million flowers everyday and do nothing. In that case we recreated the picture of famous barby girl with her selfy. On the photo we showed the real condition of that girl. Because nobody think that she is unhappy or crying everyday, because people see the beautifull picture and think that they know everything.
LEFT - ORIGINAL.
RIGHT - is recreated picture, made of our group.
While we had time, i was trying to create another idea of mine, about political projection. Politics associated with dirty hands and sweet lie. First of all i was thinking about icecream with poison syrup, like you see the beautiful and tasty icecream and don't recognese how poison it is. And the second idea about dirty hands which touching the sociaty and leave the dirty prints on it.
23 september 2014
Today was typographic task "A4 TYPE". We was trying to create the letterforms in different techiques and styles, began with the small size and finished with A4 format. We had to use only paper as material and 4 techniques of process: cutting, tearing, folding and creasing, so my biggest wish to work with paper cutting came true!!!!
I was trying to find a technique and shose a name for my "typeface". Then i found a relevant location in which i shoot my letters. I didn't have anough time for this project, that is why the quality of letters wasn't accurate, and it was stuped to put the word "grass" on the grass. But i think it because i didn't clearly understood the task.
25 september 2014
Today we created an image using a combination of linocut/monoprint illustrations and letterpress text to explore a narrative of our choice.
The wood block letters were available in all forms from incomplete alphabets. They have lost the ability to spell whole words so our task was to make visual stories, sounds and characters by exploring illustration, composition, colour, repeat and sequence.
I felt like in TV show "podium" , where you have limited number of materials and only 2 houres for the project. Don't like this stress and frames. Sometimes you just need a time to understand what you want to create and got that materials what you need, not what you can catch in fighting with other students.
And i need to start reading the task befor the lesson in case to understand the ditales. Maybe to try create something at home.
1. LETTERPRESS. While i cut my lino, all wood blockes were make out, so when i came to the table (with all materials) i found only small pieces of wood letters, i didn'h have a chance, we got only 1 hour for the task, so i was trying to create something with what a had.
2. LINOCUTTING. It was the second task and i really enjoyed it, and if i got more time, the quality of picture would be better, and maybe i cut something different.
3. MONOPRINT ILLUSTRATION. It was the hardest task for me, because i didn't understand how to do the monoprint during the whole lesson, and when i got an idea it was late, so i had to do everything quickly. The first draft i did wrong, so a new one became very simple because of limited time.
29 september 2014
Observe – body, space, time.
In this project we were trying to introduce to some of the working processes of Performance Design and
Practice. We learned about developing visual content of a performance,
manipulating the body, collaborating with others, working with scale and timeboard.
As a dancer and choreographer i used to work with movement, body, music, lights and so on, but todays task was about shadows and composition which we were trying to bild in a small group with given music. It was interesting and quiet hard to understand and to choose the main idea for our subject. The music was very depression and sad with cronks of crows. We were trying to find a starting point for our scenario and made the perfomance with fabric, balloon and light.
30 september 2014
BODY (COSTUME DESIGN)
Today was the very important day, we started to work with the body in Performance, in other words with costume design. During the presantation of the most famous artists i understood that i really wa nt to work in this sphere and doing something by myself (handmade). We were drawing each other in movement (door,wheel, table) and than projecting the costume according to body language and psychology.
1 october 2014
It's so sad that we got only 30 minutes of working with sawing and knitting machine.
2 october 2014
During the whole day our group was doing sketches of given words. In my team we got the word 'bustling' (busy), so it was hard to find outside busy objects during the lesson, but topic was interesting to find out. Then we got a task to create a spase according to drawings. We chose a wire material because everything in our sketchbooks had drawn by one black line.
Everybody were trying to bild an apartment made of tables and fabric, but our word was simmilar with the stress and mess, so we did a decoration which reminded a hat, made of black wire. In front of the nose we made a big mess, so if someone would wearing this accessorize, it will be hard for him to relax, person would like to concentrate, but it would be imposible because of the messy staff. So he will be very busy ....
6 October 2014
(What is Human Being & Being Human?)
Todays project is based on a theme which we had to explore and develop with a range of ideas. We got a task to consider, explore and attempt to explain what it is to be a human being and what being human might imply.
The project is based on artist Ryan Gander’s Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, in which anthropologists from outer space set out on a mission to understand life on earth through an investigation into contemporary art objects.
We considered physiological and psychological aspects of humanity, and were trying to find ways of exploring and interpreting ideas through a range of media.
I found it very interesting to create and research without any rules. Firstly I started with my chosen object it was a silastic container for the liquid (it can be helpful if you draw with aquarelle). I need to draw the object in different ways and positions writing characteristics in the same time. From the first side it was hard to make out the main intent of that object, so people who saw it at first time were perplex.
1. Dark green colour, without edgy angles, looks like a flower.
2. It smells like a rubber, but when you touch it feels like a soft silastic.
3. This object is 8,05 sm height and about 10 sm width (if it's open), got very flexible shape, can be container for water or for the stationery.
4. Can transform.
5. Got a few levels, so you can transform it in anyway you want.
After this process we gave our works and objects to the neighbours for the feedback. They were trying to represent our objects in different ways with drawings, 3D sculptures, cutting and so on. Everybody created a logo on the small sheet of paper, so the final picture of my object was close to the flower, so i thought about ROSE.
Flower is a symbol of the women energy and the 'mask' in the same time, which women's wearing everyday. Everybody can see a beauty, but nobody can see what is inside. So i started to think about reflection of the mirrors as the main idea for the starting point and only after about roses which can be a part of my object.
7 October 2014
The second day of the Fine Art Project. Still no rules and frames. But today we were deeply reaserch the question of 'what is to be a human being?'. I had a brain shtorming and a long discussion with tutor which helped me to understand the way of thinking and a my starting point. I chose philosophy meaning of human being. What if we compare a human with inanimate object? What it could be?
Human like a glass of water. Everybody born full of water but during the life society is drinking from this glass and human think that he became empty, that is why people trying to put something inside of the glass to feel themselves full again. It could be a sugar (engorgement), coffee (cigarets, drugs, and so on), alcohol and everything what can help to feel them better for a short period until they'll got a new depression. Afterwords they don't like their life, people do not appreciate their view of thinking so people are holed up in their own small world. They construct a beautiful jail made of mirrors, so they can see everybody but no one can see them. And it's more than 80% of people around the world.
8 october 2014
Today i've got enough time for researching and developing my fine art project. For tomorrow we need to do the homework (to create a present for an aliens). This topic is so huge, so i didn't know how to start and what to choose. In the afternoon i went to the British museum to catch an inspiration and it was timely. I found a lot of interesting shapes and ideas in Egypt and China sections. I think that Humans bodies (to be accurate 'the naked bodies') are very beautiful and be created by the nature. So i can mix the body and the nature in my graphic drawings.
9 october 2014
It was the most interesting day for me. We got the whole day for creating our last projects. I continued work with my home present. It was graphic drawings with naked women and nature. Why did i chose a women like a main object for my drawings? Firstly i think that the women is a nature wonderful creation, everything starts from her, she is a mother and can birth a baby, she can create a new life. Sometimes we can hear the phrase 'mother nature', so now i can understand why it make sense. I was trying to draw without any plan, just "how it goes", because sometimes it's better when you go with the current.
13 october 2014
FASHION & TEXTILES
This project had a textiles based outcome and builds on our drawing and making skills combined with image and surface manipulation. We got a limited range of materials with different qualities to push further our creative outcomes. We was trying to introduce different kinds of techniques: to drawing, mark making, hand stitch & placement techniques.
We had to make selective judgments with the qualities being viewed and handled; surface, texture, tone, shape, silhouette, weight and colour.
We started work in groups of 5 with given materials. First step was a task to create an installation using only rope and different small objects. It was entertaining process and we made a structure very quickly. Surely it's always hard for me to work in a team, because you don't have a freedom and ability to do what axactly you want, but it's a part of educational process, so i need to find an advantages and use it.
The hardest part, but the most profitable for my skills was the quick sketches in the sketchbook. There were a lot of techniques and all of them got the main rule: "Not to look into the paper", drawing with outline, only negative space, only shape, only model, and so on. I didn't understood why do we need to draw everything without looking? It is not beautiful at all, why we can't just make everything by using our best skills? But afterwords it became clear to me, that you need to improve everything what is hard for you, because it can be helpful in a future and make your style and technique more qualitative.
In the end of the lesson we did a collage by using our earlier sketches. The final work showed us that the 'ugly' drawings can be a painting for the textile and a printing for the future clothes. Wow. I need to practice more with different techniques at home thereto be qualify.
14 october 2014
Lesson startes with a choice of 3 models for the 1 st task. Then we created a style by using our own clothes which we took from home. The task was to create a look on these models and make a quick sketches. We drew by using different techniques and varied stock of materials which helped to intersperse our works.
I recognized that during the lesson i did't draw good because of the stress. We got maximum 7 minutes to make a sketch, so i was bushed. But that's mean that i need to work harder with my skills and pick up how to translate my observational marks into illustrative outcomes in a short time.
16 october 2014
Today we started by drawing everyday shapes and structures in the local area. The first part of the lesson was outside of the uni, we went around in search of inspiring shapes of the architecture. complete all drawings in our sketchbooks.
From that drawings we started work on the body, created a simple shapes by manipulating paper and card, our task was to explore Form, Shape and Silhouette.
It was my favorite day. The whole lesson it was very interesting to explore a new ways of thinking and develop following ideas. During the day we saw slightly changes of our projects the way from architecture to a clothes.
I liked to create a new shapes on the body by using only piece of paper. I got an idea to try the same technique at home but by using fabric.
When i came home i was trying to sketch the body shape with similar timeline, but without stress. The result was amazing, during the same period of time, but without panic i drew much better then on the lesson. It's mean that i need to practice more with outline/silhouette drawing in case not to be worried in the future and make everything quickly and qualitative.