Saturday, 13 November 2010

Project Proposal 2

Individualism or Mechanism?

Primary Aims

  • To create a video installation that explores the transformation of individuality within the conglomerate, by exploring the making of the work using a process called generative art.
Secondary Aims

  • To question the aspects of individualism/mechanism within my work (this may change depending on the perspective).                                                                                      

             ·      To research the methods and processes that may contribute to the making of 
           generative art.
             ·       To explore and create art using the process generative art.       


·         Generative Art encompasses any art practice where the artist creates a process. This may be in the form of natural language rules, for instance: a computer program, machine or other mechanism, which is then set in motion with some degree of autonomy that contributes to the end result

Key words:

·          Generative Art, Systems, Interconnectivity, Individuality.


My methodology for this project will be studio practice interlaced with the            following:

·         Visual Research
·         Contextual Research
·         Subject Research/Technique Research
·         Reflective Research

Visual research would consist of taking photographs/video clips and drawing.

Contextual research would be to look at key artists that relate to my project which so far are Bill Viola and Amy Stacey Curtis. Both of these artists explore issues relating to interconnectivity, natural cycles, individuality, movement and repetition. Also Brian Eno’s installation called ‘77 Million Paintings’ reflects notions of individuality and transformation within a collective. I will continue to expand upon contextual research throughout the course and contact the most prominent artist or artists that relates to my work, and ask if I can interview them. I will also visit exhibitions, galleries and museums.

Subject research would be to explore methods and practices relating to generative art. Since the subject of my question and method of making the art simultaneously will play a major part in answering my question, I will be exploring different systems and theories incorporated within generative art. I will also experiment and make my own systems that I will integrate within my studio practice.

Reflective research would consist of all the relevant information gathered to write my paper, which would then lead on to writing the reflective paper. This would contain all the information gathered from all the research sections, along with reflection on blog entries to create my artwork for the final project.

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