A photographic workshop where we were required to compile and arrange images in a response to various artists who use a number of different techniques offering us alternative views of the ordinary space.
Looking at the work of Roni Horn we selected a space to take a number of close up, middle and long distance shots and arranged selected images in a square format.
Then we took a panaromic view of a space, dividing it into 4 to 6 and taking a numnber of shots within each division. These images can then be reassembled, as in the work of Daniel Spoerris, providing a visiually interesting view of again a quite ordinary space. Yves Klein’s work looks at unconnected details of a space, and joins then together. Lastly, we returned to one of our selected spaces and re photographed it through mesh and netting, particularly examing the different junctions within the room, influenced here by the work of Christian Milovanoff.
This image is my response to Daniel Spoerri’s “Chambre no.13 de l’Hotel Carcassone, rue Mouffetard,Paris, 1959-64
My response to Roni Horn’s, “Her,Her,Her and Her” , 2001 -2003. 64 B&W images of a women’s locker room in Reykjavik.
Here’s a few other photographic artists images that I enjoyed…
Starn Twins, “Attracted to Light 1″, 1996 – 2004, 120″ x 264”,Toned silver print on Thai Mulberry Paper. The series is a sub series of “Absorption of Light“.
Starn Twins, “Guayin”, 2005, 55′ x 55″ , Unique Colour Carbon Prints.
In his series of “Streetscapes” you think you see an ordinary streetview but the maquette influences the sight.
Chen Shaoxiong, “Cityview 1 & 2”, 2001, C-print
In this workshop we looked at Perspective to create the illusion of depth and space, things in the distance are less defined, lighter (bluer), smaller and foreshortened. We looked at techniques used and a brief history.
In the Middle Ages overlapping rather perspective was used,
Guido di Pietro, known as Fra Angelico
“The Coronation of the Virgin”, before 1435, Tempera on Wood, 2.09 x 2.06 m, San Domenico, Fiesole (now at the Louvre)
This work is considered to be the culmination of his artistic development from 1420 to 1430 due to both his mastery of persepective and virtuoso arrangemnet of figures. Fra Angelico was one of the first to understand the importance of Brunelleschi’s and Masaccio’s algebraic /geometric innovations which are in use today.
While another Italian Master, Pierro della Francesca, is considered one of the most important artists of the 15th century, particularly due to his innovations in perspective geometry and thesis on painting and mathematics.
One Point Perspective has one Vanishing Point and one Horizon.
Two Point Perspective has Two Vanishing Points and one Horizontal, there are no other Horizontal lines. All lines on the same plane or object surface will vanish to the same Vanishing Point.
Panya Clark Espinal, waterjet cut porcelain tiles and terrazzo, 2002
This was a commissioned installation for the Toronto Subway Stations, using 24 hand drawn images “projected” onto the walls of the sub station. When seen from the point of projection they seen realistic while become abstract from a different viewing location.
LINE DYNAMICS WORKSHOP
This workshop investigated the multitude of ways we can use lines in an image using both digital and hands on methods. Firtsly we had a morning in the lab playing around with Photoshop, finding 4 -6 images from the internet to import as a Background Layer, then using the drawing tools (brush, pencil, marquee, erasor, colours) to create a completely different image.
Here’s a selection of my recreated images.
The next set of images were created by hand, using techniques such as tracing, cut outs, voiding areas with paint (white or black), adding lines or collage.