Monday, 1 November 2010

tutorial - feedback on abstract

For the research paper, the abstract was followed by a tutorial session with andy, i need to reconsider and clarify many points, to recap:
- I am aiming to look at different artistic practices that shifted the object from its physical state to a narrative dimension, viewing artworks (in history, but stressing more on contemporary digital art related practicionners) who have worked on the object theme in narration and what are the implications?
- key example would be:
- the video lemon by Hollis Frampton: "Hollis Frampton worked on a video entitled "Lemon" where "a light moves slowly around the fruit describing it as defiantly three dimensional, touchable almost, until the light is entirely behind it, the fruit made into a perfect silhouette, three dimensions irreducibly made two, a flat shape that is nothing but a shadow of itself, a space of no light on the screen."
- and "The Cult of Less" who would sell everything they own except for anything that could store data and be used to digitally interact
- and the Tsunami collective who work on physicality of the connectivity
The relevance:
- Kelly Sutton from from "The Cult of Less" "cherishes online services" while Sherry Tuckle "cherishes objects" and describes them as "philosophy down to earth"
- My first attempt for this research paper is trying to understand or build a certain relationship between inanimate physical objects and objects that become data
- Andy suggests that this needs to be more prominant in the title
- is it about the dematerialisation of objects
- and how this process extends out knowledge of the the object
- and how narrative is affected by that
- seeing a physical object could generate narrative, seeing the same object as a photograph on facebook would generate different type of narrative
- I should define narrative in this context
- narrative for an object is about the relationship between it and its context: if you see a lemon on chopping board you can assume what the narrative is
- if the narrative is something from a individuals past it will not work as a straight narrative
- because the memories that trigger it are specific to you
- Function of the paper - its to discuss a specific issue within my practice
- as a paper it needs clarity and there is no room of interpretation
- I need to be specific and use citations to support my assertions
- I should read journaled articles, a good idea to familiarize myself with some as they are very different form books, they have a specific format, not just to emulate a style, but in the way information is ordered and imparted, it would help focus my idea
- Check out book called "Public Intimacy" by Guiliana Bruno, it discusses how museums build a narrative around objects
- Search for journaled articles within the terms used in my paper
- I need to understand them as this is what I need to produce
- The content of these papers is current and [assuming they are written now]
- In general, it's a nice idea you have a nice idea but it needs alot more ework to make this a objective assesment of the object and narrative
- stick with it - but make it objective - its an explanation/observation of a current state of affairs.

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