Reading response

It seems to me that the artist is only interested in what physical effects sound can have for her. Does this actually allow her to explore the world of sound or just explain to us how she interprets it? Her work is performance, but she cannot experience it the way we do. If a person watched her art and was able to listen to it as versed not being able to wouldn’t they have different interpretations of her art?

Project 4: GIF – Death

My GIF project is based on the word death. Above observe an x ray image of the head. I used an illustrated picture of synapses to assist me in deciding where the bright/firing locations were. In the beginning you see a healthy flickering brain. The flickering slows down and eventually stops. When synapses seize to fire the brain is dead. To emphasize this, as the flicker slows I inserted burned images. It was my intent that the regular image and burn image when played in succession would imitate a slowing pulse. After toying with the timing, I find myself in a satisfactory position. I believe that it is possible for a person to watch this GIF and have the word death cross their mind. The concept has been depicted.

Project 4: GIF – Death, Materials

I only used 2 photos to make my gif. It is a simple concept and I do not believe that it required any more.

Project 4: GIF – Death, Ideas

For this project we were asked to make a GIF animating a word. My word was Death. So I brainstormed about death:

Lack of life, failure to thrive, life has been taken away (on accident, or on purose ex- murder or suicide), xbox red ring of death, 1/2 life circle (eco-cycle), sad/tragic, honorable, when neurons seize or fail to fire in the brain, dark angel/grim reaper, lights out, end of the road, PC blue screen of death, videogame – loosing a turn/life, super nova/brown dwarf.

These were some of my project ideas -

*Animal walks to center screen/ animal eats vegetation/ animal dies/ animal decays/ vegetation grows/ repeat

I did not choose this one because although it makes a statement about death, without knowing i am working with the word death it would no more represent death than life.

* Boy sits at computer/Computer blue screens/ boy slams computer against desk/ computer electrocutes boy/ boy is skeleton

I did not use this because it’s comical. Death isn’t necessarily comical.

* Grim reaper plays xbox with boy/ xbox dies (red ring of death)/grim reaper gets mad and throws controller/ grim reaper touches boy/ boy is skeleton

I did not use this because it’s comical. Death isn’t necessarily comical.

* Head xray/ firing synapse/ slow of synapse/ dead brain

I used this as my project because I believe it was most parallel to my actual idea of death.


Project 3: Series – Photos

For this project we were told to take 7 photos for a series and display them. Below are my 7 photos taken from my camera phone. They display they display they steps from school to a baseball in Coors Field.