0 0 1 1 04 01 08 0 9003 is an amazing installation by Clara Wicke in Wiesbaden that consists of eight bodies hanging from the ceiling encased in a white gauze-like fabric. Who are they? Why do they float above? What has arrested their flight? Angels, conscience, random thoughts at rest? Are they memories or part of that dream state when you feel you are flying? From MocoLoco. Link here for more images of this work as well as more art.
Figurines in the shape of animals have been made for centuries as art objects. These figurines have typically been made of clay, stone or wood. Go to Chia Power if you want to know more about the history of chia. Link here.
The ch-ch-ch-Chia is so much a part of American consumer lore that it was ch-ch-ch-chosen to be included in a New York Times time capsule, to be opened in the year 3000, along with a Purple Heart medal, a can of Spam and a Betty Crocker cookbook. From smithsonianmag.com
Could it be? The origin of the chia pet? Digital Sextant's photostream. Flickr link here.
Three cast iron bathtubs filled with over 100 cast ivory soap dolls floating in water. With time the soap dolls will dissolve n the water. Nine digital prints of the soap dolls, height 40in width varies. The middle table is made of ivory soap with 4 dolls resting on them.
"Schwitters' built his constructions into his residences incorporating rooms he lived in into the structure. The ceilings and walls were covered with three dimensional shapes and countless nooks and grottos were filed with a variety of objects -- "spoils and relics" (personal items Schwitters stole from friends and acquaintances). These nooks and grottos were sometimes obliterated by future additions, leaving them existing only in the memories of the earlier versions of the work. Schwitters considered the Merzbau on principle, an uncompleted work that by it's very nature, continued to grow and change constantly."
Schwitters constructed columns in the space.
"Merz - A nonsense word invented by the German Dada artist Kurt Schwitters to describe his collage and assemblage works based on scavenged scrap materials. He made large numbers of small collages, and more substantial assemblages, in this medium. He is said to have extracted the word Merz from the name Commerz Bank which appeared on a piece of paper in one of his collages. Schwitters founded a Dada group in Hanover where he was based from 1919. There he created his first Merzbau (Merz building)."
1980's - Reconstruction of Merzbau at Tate Modern. Link to the Tate Modern for more.
Step 1 - Collect at least 10 images. Print out, copy from books or cut from magazines. Paste/tape in your moleskin. Images are to visually represent your interests and desires. Due Monday, March 21. Those that arrive without at least 10 images will be asked to leave class and take an absence.
Important!!! In addition to the 10 images, you need tape (any kind), scissors/exacto and white copy paper. These materials are needed for the in class assignment on Monday, March 21.
Stay tuned for the remaining steps to this assignment! Announcements made in class and instructions posted here on the blog.
March 25 - By now you should have completed all your research and created a maquette. The assignment is to construct a "container" that can house an object (ie: a three-dimensional form) and drawing(s) (ie: two-dimensional). The compartments for these two items must accommodate the length, width and height of the object and drawing(s). In addition, the compartments will be hidden. The object is created entirely by you. Drawings can be completed in any medium (pencil, ink, paint, digital).