VVP: Art 434 & Engl. 410

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Text/Image Collaboration Project

This was our first extended collaboration project. A visual artist was paired with a writer and they were to create a work that combined text and image but text was to be privileged. They were to consider and account for a primary delivery structure or site of text, ie, a book, magazine, signage, text, etc.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Images from the bookmaking workshop

             Rachelle Chuang, book artist and workshop instructor


                                                                   D. Callis, Sublime, oil on canvas, 2001

Perhaps another image to consider in light of the Percy essay. 

Walker Percy, Loss of the Creature: the mediated experince

Casper David Friedrich's, Wanderer above the Sea Fog, 1880 and Roger Minick's, Woman w/scarf at Inspiration Point, 1980 seemed to be a good set of images to go along with our discussion of Percy's essay. Percy explores the relationship between language and understanding, between the sovereign experience, mediation, and human agency. In these works we witness the what is to be the sovereign experience but in both cases to what degree are those experiences being mediated?

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Today / This Week!

Today, our class was visited by Rachelle Chuang, a bookmaker and instructor of book arts (and other design courses) at various colleges around Southern California. (Please check out her website.) She brought a bunch of material and instructions for how to do a number of different kinds of bookbinding. She walked our students through the Three-Hole Pamphlet Stitch and the Japanese Binding Stitch. At the end of class, our students had each made two lovely books of blank paper. Photographs are forthcoming.


Writers/Artists Touched On This Week:

Joseph Cornell
Piet Mondrian
Robert Motherwell
Marianne Moore
Terry Eagleton
Walker Percy, "The Loss of the Creature"
Nick Waterhouse, "Time's All Gone"
Eddie Vedder, "Guarantee"