Monday, December 20, 2010

Final Critiques fall 2010

For our final critique, Bri and I collaborated as a preview of our intentions for our thesis show next Spring.  We essentially curated an exhibition of ideas for our thesis, all stemming from a myth we have been creating through stories and drawings over the course of the past month.  The ideas still being worked out, in the form of half finished drawings, studies for motifs, and little collaborative drawings and collages, were sandwiched between two large pieces that Bri and I created separately.  The large pieces became a way for us to see how differently we would interpret the idea of an urban flood.  As you will see, the answer was 'quite differently.' 

The myth, "When Joan of Arc, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gertrude Stein, Kwon Yin, and Megan Perry Helped Restore New Orleans in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina" has become a useful and interesting structure around which to generate imagery, content, and ideas for a project as large as a collaborative thesis.  It is the first time Bri and I have started with content--a narrative--to create work around.  Normally, we let the image come out of our response to materials and each other's manipulation of materials and assign meaning through conversation as we work on, or after we finish, a work.