Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I also mentioned The Color of Pomegranates by Armenian film director Sergei Paradjanov (1968). Regardless what kind of movement format you are planning on for your show, it may be helpful to watch scenes from this film. Pay attention to the way bodies in space are used to create an image in a frame, and how pacing, color and emphasis are used to draw your eye to certain areas in the frame.
I mentioned the choreographer Pina Bausch in class last week. I thought her work might be of particular interest to Allina and Erin, based on what you have communicated about your respective collections. These are clips from theater productions and a recent documentary made about the choreographer's work by the renowned Wim Wenders. Consider the use of gravity, emphasis, the syncopation of stillness and movement, as well as the framing of moments in a kind of tableaux.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Megan Whitmarsh may be most known to many of you as an artist working with embroidery and plush forms. She recently completed a residency where she worked with My Barbarian, a performance troupe from LA. Here are a few examples of the resulting work. More can be found here.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
I also referenced a contemporary accessories designer whose work is highly conceptual. I could not recall her name - Una Burke. She is a recent graduate of Central Saint Martins and the collection "Retreat" that I was referring to can be seen here.
Russian constructivist designer whose name escaped me. The artist was Alexandra Exter, and the film "Aelita: Queen of Mars" a 1924 sci-fi movie.
Katie Coble ('10) and her collection Roost (above) and Sarah Ivancic's ('11) Monstrosities (below).
During our critique, I talked about the work of a Czech exchange student, Petra Hudeckova, in my Fashioning Culture class several years ago. I mentioned her work in response to Erin's interest in origami, but thought you all might be interested in seeing the work since it is also a great example of playing with ideas by experimenting with possibilities. Enjoy!