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I did an appropriation project last year in which considered Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills, and posed myself as modern female characters.  I was interested in how her depiction of film stars in the sixties would differ from a more recent re-do in the terms of sexism and caricatures of women in the media.  The results were interesting, but after its completion I stopped thinking about ways to implement the knowledge gained from my research.

I’ve been thinking of starting a similar project.  Once I broke the uncomfortable barrier standing between me as an artist using myself as a model, it became natural to us my own body as a subject.  Which got me thinking about Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick.  His goal was to make her a superstar.  He wanted her in his films because she was beautiful and exciting.  Briefly his work became all about her.  A former artist herself, Sedgwick was once asked by the press why she didn’t create work, to which Warhol replied that she was far too beautiful—an artist should be ugly.

In a nut shell, the things about this I find interesting are:

the artist portraying beauty as a form of compensation
the model as an artist/artist as a model
appropriation
partnership and ownership in creation of work

We’ll see.  It’ll have to sprout something right?

actegratuit:

Jonathan Latiano


Points of Contention

Wood, plastic, acrylic, styrofoam, glass, plexiglass and salt

Dimensions variable

(via unstablemabel)

LAST FEW WEEKS BEFORE GRADUATION LETS DO THIS AAHHHHHH

For Studio and Senior Thesis:

  • presentation
  • statement
  • sequencing
  • more images
For Professional Prep:
  • presentation (due Sunday, dry-run Monday) 
  • resume
  • apply for something/ submit work to a show (probably 8x8)

For Expanded Media:

  • finish images of Rachael, shoot more

For Web and Book:

  • Put more work on website
  • Make a zine

Tunnel Vision

I’m toying with titles for my senior thesis project.  The difficulty I’m running into is choosing a name that doesn’t demonstrate exactly the opposite of what I was trying to achieve with my research.

I’m thinking simply calling it “tunnel vision” will be okay considering those words aren’t too heavily linked to one specific bodily handicap.  

Maybe it’s glaucoma, maybe it’s psychedelic drugs, maybe it’s a panic attack, 

or maybe it’s a dream.

It’s the subtraction of your peripheral vision.  This is essentially what I’m doing to my images.  The camera functions as the eye, and my follow-up process is the “handicap.”

beginnings of my expanded media independent projectthe class is supposed to give us an outlet to work with things that we wish we had time to do but wouldn’t usually give priority to
no pressure, no concept-heavy project statements, just fun
so I’m working with fashion photography, advertising, and vanity

beginnings of my expanded media independent project
the class is supposed to give us an outlet to work with things that we wish we had time to do but wouldn’t usually give priority to

no pressure, no concept-heavy project statements, just fun

so I’m working with fashion photography, advertising, and vanity

making things for the sake of making things

making things for the sake of making things

show poster references

I did an appropriation project last year in which considered Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills, and posed myself as modern female characters.  I was interested in how her depiction of film stars in the sixties would differ from a more recent re-do in the terms of sexism and caricatures of women in the media.  The results were interesting, but after its completion I stopped thinking about ways to implement the knowledge gained from my research.

I’ve been thinking of starting a similar project.  Once I broke the uncomfortable barrier standing between me as an artist using myself as a model, it became natural to us my own body as a subject.  Which got me thinking about Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick.  His goal was to make her a superstar.  He wanted her in his films because she was beautiful and exciting.  Briefly his work became all about her.  A former artist herself, Sedgwick was once asked by the press why she didn’t create work, to which Warhol replied that she was far too beautiful—an artist should be ugly.

In a nut shell, the things about this I find interesting are:

the artist portraying beauty as a form of compensation
the model as an artist/artist as a model
appropriation
partnership and ownership in creation of work

We’ll see.  It’ll have to sprout something right?

absyntheofmalice:

Edie Sedgwick

actegratuit:

Jonathan Latiano


Points of Contention

Wood, plastic, acrylic, styrofoam, glass, plexiglass and salt

Dimensions variable

(via unstablemabel)

LAST FEW WEEKS BEFORE GRADUATION LETS DO THIS AAHHHHHH

For Studio and Senior Thesis:

  • presentation
  • statement
  • sequencing
  • more images
For Professional Prep:
  • presentation (due Sunday, dry-run Monday) 
  • resume
  • apply for something/ submit work to a show (probably 8x8)

For Expanded Media:

  • finish images of Rachael, shoot more

For Web and Book:

  • Put more work on website
  • Make a zine

Tunnel Vision

I’m toying with titles for my senior thesis project.  The difficulty I’m running into is choosing a name that doesn’t demonstrate exactly the opposite of what I was trying to achieve with my research.

I’m thinking simply calling it “tunnel vision” will be okay considering those words aren’t too heavily linked to one specific bodily handicap.  

Maybe it’s glaucoma, maybe it’s psychedelic drugs, maybe it’s a panic attack, 

or maybe it’s a dream.

It’s the subtraction of your peripheral vision.  This is essentially what I’m doing to my images.  The camera functions as the eye, and my follow-up process is the “handicap.”

beginnings of my expanded media independent projectthe class is supposed to give us an outlet to work with things that we wish we had time to do but wouldn’t usually give priority to
no pressure, no concept-heavy project statements, just fun
so I’m working with fashion photography, advertising, and vanity

beginnings of my expanded media independent project
the class is supposed to give us an outlet to work with things that we wish we had time to do but wouldn’t usually give priority to

no pressure, no concept-heavy project statements, just fun

so I’m working with fashion photography, advertising, and vanity

making things for the sake of making things

making things for the sake of making things

LAST FEW WEEKS BEFORE GRADUATION LETS DO THIS AAHHHHHH
Tunnel Vision

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