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The Futurists and Early Cinema

I have chosen to use Futurisms and Early Cinema for both their aesthetics as well as innate ideologies. “I’m an eye. A mechanical eye. I, the machine, show you a world the way only I can see it. I free myself for today and forever from human immobility. I’m in constant movement. I approach and […]

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Research: Jeff Woodbury

Materials: Graphite on five layered sheets of vellum, backlit RESEARCH NOTES: “For this project, Jeff has traced an entire U.S. road atlas onto vellum.” lines of what’s inferred to be of geographical nature, appear as veins – HUMAN ACTIVITY movement/progression conveyed by different levels of sharpness, tone intensity and value – creates DEPTH almost resembling […]

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Research: Idris Khan

RESEARCH NOTES: “Khan employs a continual process of creation and erasure, adding layers upon layers, concealing and revealing to explore ideas around time, memory, creativity and spirituality” “uses techniques of layering to arrive at what might be considered the essence of an image, and to create something entirely new through repetition and superimposition“ “[…] while […]

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Research: Emma McNally

  RESEARCH NOTES: her works as a “Visualisation of complex systems, as a` visual thinking` around questions of emergence.” similar to what I want to attempt in my own work; visualisation of the complex systems of the mind “often associated with mappings of geological formations and constellations“ “the result of scientific readings yet they have […]

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Research: Christopher Cook

NOTES: Monochrome: “less limiting setting” contrary to the connotations we give to colour, connotations of endless possibilities, it can prove very untrue colour comes with pre-existing ideas, previous experiences and knowledge, allows us to attach additional meaning to objects, intervenes with our objective experience and produces subjective ones monochrome becomes the solution to overcome this […]

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Research: William Kentridge

the Whitworth Art Gallery: William Kentridge, Thick Time Exhibition During my recent trip to Manchester, I visited the Whitworth Art Gallery, which held a vast exhibition of Kentridge’s work, consisting of a large variety of his artwork, from film, drawings to installations. Three pieces in particular caught my attention: ‘Notes Towards a Model Opera’, a […]