This was a really exciting start to the morning, we looked at questioning and how as university students (and creative thinkers) we should always be questioning. We looked into how to question and research, in reference to our work so that our work can hold its meaning. But what I took from this most was that it is vitally important not to just use our own ideas to give our work relevance but to also look at what has passed and push forward ideas of the past. Mainly helping us understand that the best artists and creators are normally about 10 years or more ahead of the rest of the world.
As there was not keynote lecture today we had a subject session instead. We discussed the activity of making and asked to think about our own way of working, as well as what is important to use while making. We looked at a number of artists, with a focus on their process of making and their thought processes.
Robert Smithson, Map of Clear broken glass (atlantis) 1969
Andy Goldsworthy, Rowan leaves laid around a hole 1987
Tan Davenport, poured painting Blue Black Blue 1999
Anis Kapoor – Greyman cries, sharman dies, billowing smoke, beuaty evoked 2008-9
A Gomley, Field 1991
Jeremy wood, brighton boat
Hamilton, southern and st amand running stitch 2006-9
solle witt, T03100
Helio oitica, parangoles 1964-79
Richard mosse, the enclave 2013