In connection to my recent posts about palimpsest, I found the session in Chapter Arts with Andy Marshall incredibly influential;
My expectations of “Drawing as an Experience” were very different to how field has panned out to work. I expected the sessions to be very structured, directed towards drawing such as perspectives, movement and Gestalt. It is not about ‘perfection’ and quality of drawing which is a huge relief. There’s so much freedom within the sessions, at Chapter Arts everyone was very open and enthusiastic to take part and share their ideas with one another. There was no fear or anxieties. We all communicated well together verbally as well as creatively through the drawings we created in relation to each others.
Firstly interpreting and personifying objects to human meaning. Once shapes are put together we automatically make connections between them and personify them to our thoughts and experiences.
Observing objects and their connections.
Vision: drama scene, atmosphere and lighting
Sounds: Street traffic
Using facilities such as visualiser that transformed the scale of drawing
Determing between whats a thought and whats a feeling was difficult to determine and to visualise in a way that others may understand and connect to. It was a good challenge to be given.
The lighting projected triple shadowing that I emphasised once we were put into separate groups, the outcome wasn’t what I expected but i’d love to furthermore the perception of visionary shadowing to ambiguous shapes.
Cognitive: ideas of characters and plot
Affective: emotional leve, interpreting emotions
Behavioural: motor bodily sensorial
Mapping out movement
I’ve copied and pasted a paragraph from another post as I feel it connects well to what took place in our session.
“In connection to field where we analyse our senses, we slow down the process to focus on what’s really happening. I’d like to replicate this within my subject of slowing down the process and really looking at what the object is.
As Joseph Beuys says in his exhibition in Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin; “objects are to be seen as stimulants for their transformation of the ideas of sculpture. They should provoke thoughts about what sculpture can be extended to the invisible materials used by everyone.
Thinking forms – how we mould our thoughts
Spoken forms – how we shape our thoughts into words, or
Social structure – how we mould and shape the world in which we live in
Sculpture as an evolutionary process; everyone as an artists”
We also need to consider what an object represents depending on the individual looking at it, their history, personal life. The objects and environment surrounding the object is a strong factor that influences the objects meaning. It can be morphed into different visions as others look at it.”