ARTIST RESEARCH: YING CHANG
Title of the work: Malleable State
I really like the idea of Ying Chang’s idea about challenging the common understanding of something. In these pieces, paper and glue creates those structures in 3D structures. Paper is a very weak and fragile material in daily life use but in these cases, layers of paper created strong, stable effect. Thinking about changing characteristics of a specific material by using the material in a creative way is what I need to learn.
Reform Design Biennale website, http://www.re-form.dk/ying-chang/ [Accessed 1st August 2018]
Ying Chang website, http://www.yingchang.co.uk/malleable-state/ [Accessed 1st August 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: LUCY SPARROW
Title of the work: The Cornershop
The visual effect of the works from Lucy Sparrow is strong, but I think the meaning of doing a replication of product using embroidery is not so attractive. It is interesting that when audiences see those pieces of embroideries, they think those are real foods and products. However, as an artist, I think the theme behind the work is more important and I think anyone who is good at embroidery will be able to do something like that.
For this project, I need to remind my self not to do something too realistic but more conceptual as copying something by using another material to make is not what I am aiming for.
Lucy Sparrow website, http://www.sewyoursoul.co.uk/home/ [Accessed 1st August 2018]
BBC website, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/magazine-28609443/artist-lucy-sparrow-s-felt-corner-shop-open-for-business [Accessed 1st August 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: KAY WALKOWIAK
Title of the work: Lines
This is a minimalism style piece of work. I really like the way that this piece of work interrupting with the whole space. The surface is a handrail, I see this as a large scale of textile that it makes textures in that space.
Dividing a space that not have to be fully divided by a wall but also something small and not so eye catching. The atmosphere of the whole will be really comfortable in this kind of opening rooms.
I think sometimes I need to think about the perfect finishing less and enjoy the process and technique more. For example, a sculpture piece does not have to be perfectly done with a smooth surface but could also be raw and rough, another sense and visual effect will be created.
Kay Walkowiak website, https://kaywalkowiak.com/Minimal-Vandalism-4 [Accessed 31th July 2018]
ARTICLE RESEARCH: SENSITIVITY
There are a lot of reasons that cause people to be 'sensitive' in the modern society including food shortages, conflicts and wars, family relationships, medical and health care as well as wealth. I am looking into the economic and daily life specifically that people are becoming more and more ambitious in the standards of living.
I need to understand the situation from a more social angle. After reading these texts, I have been asking several questions to myself:
- Is that the whole society making people being more and more ambitious about their living standard?
- What everyone is doing, working harder or having less leisure time, will it actually leading to a higher standard of living?
- All these pressures that people are giving to themselves, are they actually necessary?
- If I can not change the whole society, what can I do to help with people's pressure?
I think I could make a space for people that everything in that space is helping them to get some rest and making them more relaxed. As I am not able to change all the facts about people's living routine and habits, I could improve their existing external condition of living space to help with the situation.
Quora website, https://www.quora.com/Have-the-people-of-society-become-more-sensitive-in-the-past-few-years-and-why [Accessed 31th July 2018]
EXHIBITION RESEARCH: THE LONDON OPEN 2018
By looking at this piece of work, I have been thinking that lights makes people feel safe, but electricity makes people feel insecure. It is very contradictory because lights and electricity usually come together.
There is an answer from my interview saying that the communication devices make her feel safe. The reason is that she is able to contact people though a phone when she is in danger. Therefore, it is the ability of contacting others making her feel safe, not the device itself. When the phone is not able to let her take a call or sent a text, than the sense of secure is not there anymore.
I need to focus on the actual things more than the objects.
77-82 Whitechapel High St
London E1 7QX,
Exhibition, ‘The London Open 2018’, 8th June – 26 August 2018
EXHIBITION RESEARCH: ISELF COLLECTION: BUMPED BODIES
From the previous research about the artist Berlinde de Bruyckere, I was really attracted by the sculpture of the human body figure and I wanted to start working in sculptural final outcome about male's legs. I went to this exhibition which included his work as well and by seeing the real piece in real life, my idea of doing a real life body casting became stronger.
77-82 Whitechapel High St
London E1 7QX,
Exhibition, ‘ISelf Collection: Bumped Bodies’, 10th April – 12th August 2018
EXHIBITION RESEARCH: BECOMING PLANT
Title of the work: Clenche; Swell; Seep
Artist: Julia Crabtree and William Evans
The plants in the works are real plants. I think it is a risk to use some living materials or some parts from a living organism however, at the same time, it may be also working well unexpectedly. In these pieces of works, the living plants made the container another use that those bottles could be use as flower pots and not only installations.
I wanted to try to use real human body hair to experiment with body hair textile ideas.
8 Cecil Court
London EC2N 4HE,
Exhibition, ‘Becoming Plant’, 11th July – 22th September 2018
Tenderpixel website, http://tenderpixel.com [Accessed 30th July 2018]
EXHIBITION RESEARCH: BECOMING PLANT
The black lines and grids made the 3D objects having 2D visual effect. This is not very common in artist's works because usually artists will aim to make works to have a more living effect, which is always presented with a more 3D way by using shadows, colors or special compositions.
- Only black and white
- Only lines and spaces
When I see this set of works, I thought about negative spaces immediately. Sometimes, the planning of the space is really important and I think for this project, I need to plan out the composition of my final outcome and how will they be set in a space. I will aiming to have a really simple negative space and place my final outcome without too much decoration.
Gallery, ‘Hauser & Wirth’,
12 Savile Row
London W1S 2ET,
Exhibition, ‘Spiegelgasse (Mirror Alley)’, 18th May – 28th July 2018
ARTIST RESEARCH: BERLINDE DE BRUYCKERE
Title of the work: Into One-another III, to P.P.P
The sculpture is very realistically made, both in color and texture. The material reminds me of latex because the surface seems to be very smooth but not shinny or reflective. In addition, it seems like the material is elastic and stretchy, just like how latex would behave. At the same time, wax would create a similar visual effect as well that the texture is smooth but matte.
Elephant Art website, https://elephant.art/berlinde-de-bruyckere/ [Accessed 27th July 2018]
Whitechapel Gallery website, http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/curators-tour-bumped-bodies/ [Accessed 27th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: EVY JOKHOVA
Title of the work: Paper, Scissors, Stone
The images are screen shoots from a video. This is a piece of performance art and the last picture is the piece of work Evy came up with after the performance. I think this video piece recorded the relationship between the environment, the work and the person. In each scene, all the details come together really well. For example, the person is dressing a cone shape garment that is similar to the shapes of other objects beside and merged the person into the surroundings.
In addition, the outcome work is done without much planning, Evy hit the clay each time by chance. I think it is a big risk to do things straight away without too much thinking and planning. However, I think there is also a huge percentage of coming up with something surprisingly great.
During this project, I will try to do this kind of work more because I think I always stop myself doing things just because I think I did not plan well and this time, I want to go for it and just see what comes out.
Evy Jokhova website, https://www.evyjokhova.co.uk/Paper-Scissors-Stone-1 [Accessed 27th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: CECILIA VICUNA
Name of the work: Cloud-Net
I think this fine art piece of work shows the possibility of how a piece of textile could be presented. An installation piece of textile (A large textile piece) could be placed onto a living organism and present to audiences. In addition, when there are external conditions apply to a piece of artwork, the impact will be more comprehensive.
Although it is too early to think about the presentation of my work at this stage, I will keep a mind in thinking about the location at all time.
Cecilia Vicuna website, http://www.ceciliavicuna.com/interior-installations/rupdon6cu4u92vpqkjoqyhzsfmor3d [Accessed 27th July 2018]
Lehmann Maupin website, http://www.lehmannmaupin.com/exhibitions/2018-05-19_cecilia-vicuna#1 [Accessed 27th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: URS FISCHER
Title of the work: Stuhl mit
I can not define which kind of work is this because it could be seen as an installation of human legs but also a functional chair that can be sit on to. I suppose sitting on to this piece of work has a similar experience of sitting on to a human thigh. I am fascinated by the idea of creating an fine art piece that is functional and audiences could interact with.
From this piece of work, I understood that a sculpture does not have to be a sculpture; an installation does not have to be an installation; a chair does not have to be a chair. Thinking things from a different perspective or view is what makes the work stands out.
Urs Fischer website, http://www.ursfischer.com/images/77124 [Accessed 26th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: SHEILA HICKS
ARTIST RESEARCH: SHEILA HICKS
Title of the work: Biennale Arte
- Large scale
- Soft material
I have been thinking doing a textile outcome in a more fine art side, an large scale textile installation.
Youtube website, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yk5bxjzLGw [Accessed 26th July 2018]
Sheila Hicks website, https://www.sheilahicks.com [Accessed 26th July 2018]
EXHIBITION RESEARCH: JOAN JONAS
I went to Joan Jona's exhibition and saw a lot of works of performance art and video art. Previously, I did not get in touch with this kind of forms of artworks that much and after this visit, I become really interested in working with videos and moving images. Although performance art and video art are not seeing as textile design forms under a traditional understanding, I think there is no limitation of me trying them out. I believe, there are ways to combine textile elements within those forms of art.
Museum, ‘Tate Modern’,
London SE1 9TG,
Exhibition, ‘Joan Jonas’, 14th March – 5th August 2018
Tate website, https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/joan-jonas [Accessed 25th July 2018]
LIBRARY RESEARCH: DEBBIE FLEMING CAFFERY
Name of the book: The Spirit & The Flesh
Author & Artist: Debbie Fleming Caffery
This is a photographer book, The Spirit & The Flesh, I went through in the CSM library. All the photographs from the book were taken from a trip Debbie went to a country. I think the left piece represents the feeling of a mother and the right picture shows the sense of a father.
I am looking into the sense of security for this project and I realized that parents are delegated signatures under this theme. I will be looking the elements about immediate family members to start with and seeking the relationships between parents and babies.
Caffery, Debbie Fleming, (2009) The Spirit & The Flesh / Debbie Fleming Caffery, UAL Library Catalogue, Santa Fe, NM: Radius Books
ARTIST RESEARCH: SARAH ALINIA ZIAZI
Name of the work: Miscontraception
This is an illustration piece of work that I think has the style of pop art. It is funny how the artist presented the information of asking people to use condoms in sexual behaviors. The image is dirty but beautiful at the same time that I think it can be make into posters to give publicity to condom using and also, it is very suitable to be developed into advertisements.
I think delivering straight forward information does not mean being observational, being abstract has the same potential to achieve this as well.
Sarah Alinia Ziazi website, https://www.sarahaliniaziazi.com/#0 [Accessed 24th July 2018]
It's Nice That website, https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/sarah-alinia-ziazi-vertigo-inspired-creations-illustration-280218 [Accessed 24th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: PAKUI HARDWARE
Name of the work: Ungestalt
I think this fine art piece of work has a textile side that the patterns can be easily see as print designs. Pakui Hardware works with feminism and body a lot and I think although the elements are presented through abstract forms and shapes, it is easy to catch the sense of human body.
- Obvious but not barefaced
- Simple but not superficial
Pakui Hardware website, http://www.pakuihardware.org [Accessed 24th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: SARAH LUCAS
Name of the work: Bunny Gets Snookered #1
- Abstract shape of human body
- Repeated structures
Whitechapel Gallery website, http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/sarah-lucas/ [Accessed 24th July 2018]
It's Nice That website, https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/sarah-lucas [Accessed 24th July 2018]
Although the situation of different genders and different sexual orientations being treated unfairly has been defused a lot. Transgenders are still undergoing a hard condition in life. From this journal, I realized that there is no transgender persons all around the world and transgender prisoners are settled by their preferred genders. However, as some of them have different physical gender compare to their cognitional gender, they were treated really badly on the sexual side.
I am interested in exploring transgender's real life and working on making more convenient living conditions for them.
The Spectator website, https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/07/are-female-prisoners-at-risk-from-transgender-inmates/ [Accessed 23th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: YISHAY GARBASZ
Title of the work: Becoming
This is a very documentary piece of work that Yishay Garbase simply photographed self in a standing position from the same angle during the different stages of the gender transforming. It is very simple that the main figure is almost several replications and only some small details are different, just like flipbook.
It is a smart way to work like this because it catches audiences' attention that people will spend time looking at the piece and think about what the artist is trying to tell. When people started to actually looking into the piece, they will have their own sight and I think this is what an artwork become successful.
Yishay Garbsz website, http://www.yishay.com/index.html [Accessed 23th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: HEATHER CASSILS
ARTIST RESEARCH: HEATHER CASSILS
Title of the work: Tiresias
The piece can be seen as a performance artwork or as a sculpture installation. It is the upper part of male body made out of ice. I see this piece of work as the artist trying to present the transforming of gender in physical forms. Ice is a kind of transparent material and when people standing behind it, the visual effect of the real body can be seen through a structure. When the ice melted, the human body is showed more clearly.
I could look up about the before and after of the gender transformation in the project. The method of visualizing the process could be done on one piece of work.
Heather Cassils website, http://cassils.net/portfolio/tiresias-2/ [Accessed 23th July 2018]
Youtube website, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTjLpSITiMw&feature=youtu.be [Accessed 23th July 2018]
PRIMARY RESEARCH PHOTOS
- Soft bed sheet and hard stone
- White and dark gray
- Randomly structured
- Duvet and duvet cover
ARTIST RESEARCH: ERNESTO NETO
Name of the work: Humanoids Family
The interaction between audiences and art works is very interesting, the physical communication gives stronger impressions to people compare to visual communication.
My design could be something that audiences and viewers could play with.
Wiki Art website, https://www.wikiart.org/en/ernesto-neto/humanoids-family-2001 [Accessed 20th July 2018]
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery website, http://www.tanyabonakdargallery.com/artists/ernesto-neto/series [Accessed 20th July 2018]
Guggenheim Bilbao website, http://ernestoneto.guggenheim-bilbao.eus/en/ [Accessed 23th July 2018]
Ernesto Neto website, https://ernestoneto2015.weebly.com/influences.html [Accessed 23th July 2018]
COLLABRATION RESEARCH: JEPPE LILLEGAARD NIELSSON X ANNA OXHOLM IVERSEN
Title of the work: Manipull
When people see a familiar shape of things like a bed, a sofa or a pillow, it is very natural to expect them to be soft and transformable. However, when the actual thing is giving an opposite effect, the contrast will challenge people's natural understanding and this kind of different is attractive.
I could use plaster to create soft visuals in abnormal shapes. For example, pillows could be made by plaster but as it looks like a soft pillow, the contrast will be interesting.
Reform Design Biennale website, http://www.re-form.dk/jeppe-lillegaard-nielsson-anna-oxholm-iversen/ [Accessed 1st August 2018]
Anna Oxholm Iversen website, https://www.oxholmiversen.com/manipull-proces [Accessed 1st August 2018]
DESIGN STUDIO RESEARCH: INA & MATT
Title of the work: Farmhouse Pingjum
As an interior piece, I think this design of the house is really successful. I really like the atmosphere of the different design details that there are different things and stories going on in this space but to see it as one, everything goes together really comfortably as well.
I noticed that there is a very important element in interior design called the color palate. This piece uses white, cream light green and the wood color.
I want to limit my color palate of my finals as well, using only white but in different tones could be able to create a space that makes people feel secure because colors may cause other emotions really easily.
Yellow Trace website, https://www.yellowtrace.com.au/hotel-the-exchange-amsterdam/ [Accessed 1st August 2018]
Ina Matt website, http://ina-matt.com/portfolio/house-pingjum/ [Accessed 1st August 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: RUI XU
Title of the work: From Xuan to Blindness
This collection is made by simple fabric but in special designed draping. The simple white fabric looks like a duvet to me. In common understanding, a duvet is a product for home use but here, it became a costume.
I think transforming an existed thing is a effective way to get some new ideas really easily. For this project, I am thinking of transforming a series of pillows into a duvet or a mattress.
Royal College of Art website, https://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/xuan-blindness-rui-xus-fashion-experience/ [Accessed 1st August 2018]
Dezeen website, https://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/14/rui-xu-blends-ancient-chinese-dress-contemporary-couture-fashion-exhibition-rca-london/ [Accessed 1st August 2018]
NEWS RESEARCH: GRADUATES AND INTERNSHIPS
Working experiences become inevitable conditions for new graduates when seeking for a job. It is very understandable that people with experiences will have better working abilities but it is not possible for people who are just getting out from schools to have experiences. Doing internships became compulsory.
In my point of view, it is very pathetic that the society is forcing people to compare with others and set out certain definitions of 'what is a better condition of a person?'.
- Higher education
- Internship experiences
The guardian website, https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/15/unpaid-internships-soar-poorer-graduates-struggle-ippr-study [Accessed 31th July 2018]
EXHIBITION RESEARCH: OBJECTION
- 3D structure
I am really inspired by this exhibition that I really like how the artists are using materials. Using only one materials to produce the whole outcome and the work is not simple or meaningless.
I want to try out latex and felting in my work as well. Reproducing things with different materials seems to be simple but effect will not be certain until I tried it out.
26 Lower Clapton Road
London E5 0PD,
Exhibition, ‘Objection’, 14th July – 5th August 2018
EXHIBITION RESEARCH: KATJA NOVISTSKOVA: INVASION CURVES
I call these artworks 'Moving Installations' because themselves are still works but they are connected to electricity and are continuously moving with stable rhythms. I think this creates a special atmosphere in the space and audiences in this space really pay attention on the works.
I took a video about these works and I found that the lightings in the space and the materials of the works come together really well. The lights are reflected or got through the transparent material created layers. I want to use moving images in my work as well because I think it will make my work stronger. For example, observing things in real life are always more impressive then seeing things from a picture. In addition, I will think about the material using carefully as well.
77-82 Whitechapel High St
London E1 7QX,
Exhibition, ‘Katja Novistskova: Invasion Curves’, 27th June – 2th September 2018
PRIMARY RESEARCH: DOVER STREET MARKET
This is an installation piece with some videos showing on one side. The surface is very textured and reflective, tinfoils, and the TV screens are smooth so there is a contrast. I really like the combination of an installation, some videos and sounds. In the video I took, the sound of the fan and the water drops worked together really well. When I walked into the space, I got into the atmosphere really deeply when several senses are leading me to this specific direction.
I could do several outcomes that refer to the five senses of human, a video for visual, an audio for listening, a scent for smell and a sculpture or installation for touch.
Dover Street Market,
London SW1Y 4DG
ARTIST RESEARCH: KAARINA KAIKKONEN
Title of the work: Only a Breath of Wind
This installation is made by men's t-shirts. I am really inspired by the idea of recycling materials. By simply repeating one thing with changes in details (In this case, the unit is t-shirt and the changes of details are the patterns of the t-shirts and the curl degrees) and create another object (The feather shape).
I am thinking of using recycled pillow fillings with different shapes and sizes and make a duvet or mattress from them.
Galerie Forsblom website, http://www.galerieforsblom.com/artists/kaarina-kaikkonen?view=slider#6 [Accessed 27th July 2018]
Liverpool Biennial website, http://www.biennial.com/2010/exhibition/artists/kaarina-kaikkonen [Accessed 27th July 2018]
Environmental Art website, https://www.environmentalart.net/kaikkonen/ [Accessed 27th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: AKANE MORIYAMA
Name of the work: Cubic Prism
This is a really huge piece that relates to the environment very much. Personally, I can not really understand the work because I think the color using of the piece is actually lofty compare to the colors in the environment. Other than the color choosing, I really like the effect when the wind blows to the fabric and makes the see-through fabric floating in the air. In this standard, I think this piece of work is really successful.
I start to think about the material using of my works now and I think I need to try out a large range of materials and compare them carefully to choose the most suitable one to develop further.
Akane Moriyama website, http://akanemoriyama.com/works/13-1-Cubic%20Prism.html [Accessed 27th July 2018]
Vimeo website, https://vimeo.com/100693623 [Accessed 27th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: DO HO SUH
Name of the work: Specimen Series
I think Do Ho Suh's work shows a different way of how textile could be done in 3 dimensional forms. Usually, textile designers or artists work with more 3D materials to create a 3D piece but he simply used one type of transparent fabric to make objects with layers and shades. It is really difficult to achieve because even the color use is so simple that just one color comes all the way through.
There are several aspects that a textile piece could look at:
After this research, I think I will focus on material, structure and form more than the other elements during this project.
Victoria Miro website, https://www.victoria-miro.com/artists/188-do-ho-suh/ [Accessed 26th July 2018]
Designboom website, https://www.designboom.com/art/do-ho-suh-presents-specimen-series-at-lehmann-maupin-10-18-2013/ [Accessed 26th July 2018]
Lehmann Maupin website, http://www.lehmannmaupin.com/artists/do-ho-suh [Accessed 26th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: SIMONE DE GROOT
Title of the work: Nest
It was very complicated of me when I see this piece of work because the first look made me feel really comfortable and secure but later on, I felt suffocate and repressive. I think this is because of the extreme material using that the only material of white fabric covered up everything and got to everywhere. Therefore, I although the character of the material, soft, took a large part, the proportion affected the feeling more.
I think I need to consider about the proportion of one specific material using and do not be too extreme in making a simple visual effect.
Textile Artist website, https://www.textileartist.org/simone-de-groot-creating-consolation [Accessed 26th July 2018]
Simone de Groot website, http://simonedegroot.nl/index.php/website/fotogroot/12/ [Accessed 26th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: LILI HUSTON-HERTERICH
Title of the work: Nodding Off With Mush
- Color using (Contract)
- Space & Environment
- Relationship (All elements come together)
- Visual Impact
8eleven website, http://8eleven.org/projects/lili-huston-herterich-nodding-off-with-mush/ [Accessed 26th July 2018]
Lili Huston Herterich website, http://www.lilihustonherterich.com/2014-811gallery.html [Accessed 26th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: MIRIAM AUSTIN
Title of the work: Lupercalia
I really like the textures of the pieces and the way they are done. Miriam Austin used real plants as materials of the work and she combined artificial materials like latex as well. The textures are created by the natural forms and not deliberately done by techniques. This is very precious because I am used to recreate patterns or textures by myself and lost the mind of using the actual things as elements.
I think during the development of this project, I will use something naturally formed within the textile making.
Miriam Austin website, http://www.miriamaustin.co.uk [Accessed 25th July 2018]
Contemporary Art Society website, http://www.contemporaryartsociety.org/news/miriam-austin/ [Accessed 25th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: LIN TIANMIAO
Title of the work: Mother's !!!
This piece of work created an urban decay visual effect that the space is all in white and the hanging and draping installations create the melting effect. The ball shapes and hair elements are the main two components for the whole set. I think Lin Tianmiao used hard structured material to do this piece.
I really like the idea of creating a private space with a collection of artworks. A series of objects will create more comprehensive overview and present more information compare to a single piece of outcome.
Galerie Lelong website, http://www.galerielelong.com/artists/lin-tianmiao/featured-works?view=slider#9 [Accessed 25th July 2018]
Tate website, https://www.tate.org.uk/research/research-centres/tate-research-centre-asia/women-artists-contemporary-china/lin-tianmiao [Accessed 25th July 2018]
Artnet News website, https://news.artnet.com/art-world/artist-lin-tianmiao-artwork-336164 [Accessed 25th July 2018]
STUDIO RESEARCH: BAM
Name of the work: He YAP MAXXI
It is quite difficult for me to define the kind of the piece because it could be understood as an architecture, an installation or an environmental art piece. I like the way that the piece can be interrupted with human beings. People, or audiences in an art stand, can get into the piece naturally.
I think it is really good that an art piece is not seeing only. I think I am aiming to do the kind of work like this, where people can actually feel the work by touching it and are able to feel something themselves without too much explanation.
Bam Studio website, http://www.bamstudio.it/en/portfolio/he-yap-maxxi-2013/ [Accessed 25th July 2018]
Arch Daily website, https://www.archdaily.com/328140/bam-wins-yap-maxxi-2013/ [Accessed 25th July 2018]
Vimeo website, https://vimeo.com/82278445 [Accessed 25th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: LAIA ABRIL
Name of the work: On abortion
This is a photography piece of work. The tools that are used for artificial abortion is arranged in order and are photographed in a documentary way from the top angle. The atmosphere of this picture is very cold because there is not much color included.
- Composition / arrangement of objects
Laia Abril website, http://www.laiaabril.com/project/abortion/ [Accessed 24th July 2018]
Foto Forum website, http://foto-forum.it/?p=3532&lang=en [Accessed 24th July 2018]
The Cut website, https://www.thecut.com/2016/07/artist-who-captures-the-reality-of-abortion.html [Accessed 24th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: JAMIE MCCARTNEY
Title of the work: The Great Wall of Vagina
- A large range of research
- Gender signature
- Organs of human
- Differences between each individual
- Characters of people
Mccartney website, https://jamiemccartney.com/portfolio/the-great-wall-of-vagina/ [Accessed 24th July 2018]
The Great Wall Of Vagina website, http://www.greatwallofvagina.co.uk/home [Accessed 24th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: CAROLINE WELL SCHANDLER
Title of the work: Orange Sunshine
They are large pieces of textiles hanging on the wall and they have a very illustrational style. The pieces are really colorful and have weird shapes. Caroline Well Schandler has a humorous way of presenting ideas. For example, these works are representing theme around gender and sex but the works are very childish.
Caroline Wells Chandler website, https://carolinewellschandler.com/artwork/4368366-orange-sunshine.html [Accessed 23th July 2018]
Textile Artist website, https://www.textileartist.org/wool-5-amazing-artists-using-wool [Accessed 23th July 2018]
From the pie chart, it is very easy to see that there is still a huge percentage of people in the world not taking any contraceptions during the sexual behaviors. There is only about 50% of people are using scientifically recommended and effective contraception methods. This means that the other half of people are experiencing sexual behaviors with high risks of getting pregnant.
Unexpected pregnancies lead to several different consequences:
- Negative psychological impact
- Give Birth
- Increased economic pressure
- Unhealthy infant
Contraception and abortion is a common topic in art and design subject area, but as all the suggestions and solutions are having little effect, this specific social problem made me interested. In addition, as the age group of people first started to have sex is getting younger, I got to think about this kind of questions a lot in person as well.
Superdrug Online Doctor website, https://onlinedoctor.superdrug.com/birth-control-around-the-world/ [Accessed 23th July 2018]
PRIMARY RESEARCH PHOTOS
- Night, dark
- Duvet, soft
- Dangerous, insecurity
- Unstable forms, draping
- Thick fabric, warm
Some interesting contrasts:
- The dark environment and the flash lights
- The coldness and the thick duvet that is meant to be warm
- A shelter should be stable and safe but the draping duvet is not
These series of photos were shoot on the street during the night. The set up was really easy and accidental that a simple white duvet draping on to a person in different ways.
Those photos made me think of several questions:
- What is the definition of a shelter?
- What makes people feel safe?
- Under the sense of security, is that the external environment playing an important role or is that what inside the mind?
- Personally, I usually feel very safe when I hide into a duvet, but under this condition, is the duvet still giving me the sense of security? If not, than what is the actual element that makes me feel safe about?
I became more interested to the idea of security and I wanted to know more about the invisible senses.
7.20 COLLABRATION RESEARCH: BURO BELEN X FEBRIK
Title of the work: Laying Bag
Dezeen Website, https://www.dezeen.com/2016/01/15/laying-bag-buro-belen-natural-dye-changes-colour-over-time-northmodern-2016-copenhagen/ [Accessed 20th July 2018]
Buro Belen website, http://www.burobelen.com [Accessed 20th July 2018]
Febrik website, https://www.febrik.com/textiles/by-colour/ [Accessed 20th July 2018]
ARTIST RESEARCH: WYSSEM NOCHI
Title of the work: Mother Feather - Pillowscape
In my understanding, this piece of work could be seen as a textile piece but in a large scale. I really like the idea of repeating something simple and create something else. This piece of mattress is made by combining simple pillows together in orders and the original function of a pillow is evolving.
Wyssem Nochi website, http://www.wyssemnochi.com/dark_matter/ [Accessed 20th July 2018]