Whilst I was researching more about one of my words “Use”, I decided to look at the opposite meaning of the word.
Antonyms for use: disadvantage harm hindrance hurt injury inappropriateness loss
I then started to think about things that were useless and remembered a series that Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani made called “The Uncomfortable“. It is a collection of deliberately inconvenient everyday objects.
I like this series, because it’s quite comical, but also very clever. Even though the objects are “useless” it takes a lot of thought and innovation behind the idea.
The second practitioner that I really liked was Lizzie Finn. Her embroidery is really unique and I liked the way she connected everything together so that it was all a continuous line. Some of her drawings seem quite simple, but the way each image is connected really drew me in.
This actually reminded me of our sewing workshop we had on Tuesday, and I’m really interested to try this out, maybe drawing some of my everyday drawings in a continuous sown line.
On Tuesday we were supposed to have our rug tufting tutorial, but as the gun was broken we had a sewing workshop instead. This was actually quite fun and we learnt a lot of new techniques and sewing steps.
I think I will try out some of these techniques we learnt in my own time and see what new pieces I can come up with. Some of the ways were quite difficult at first, but after a few tries we managed to get the hang of it.
For our homework we were asked to make a gif from the collaborative drawing we did.
For this gif I looked at the collage collaborative drawing and tried a section of that. I found this a lot easier, because it was mainly just shapes. I decided to play around with this and the end result reminded me of a game.
For this task we had to go to the British Museum and do some drawings. This involved many people, lots of stares, paper, pencils, pens and tracing paper.
We were told to chose a spot and draw the room. I found this quite hard, because I’m quite a perfectionist, but during this workshop, I learnt to not focus too much on the tiny details, but just try and get the main parts.
For the Design Competition I decided to look into some posters to see what was being displayed and how in other places. I decided to check out this cool site: typographicposters where you can see a variety of posters from different countries and also search according to colour.
So as Group F decided on neon colours, I decided to view posters of that same colour palette. I chose out a few that stood out to me (but weren’t necessarily my favourite).
I like these, because they’re quite simple, but also very unique and would definitely capture my attention.
The three that I liked the most were these three:
I liked the layout and the shapes used. Also the fact that there was not much colour and very little variety of colour too. They draw the audience in with their well placed headers and catch the passer by’s eyes.
For this workshop we had to do a long piece of collaborative drawing. I really liked this workshop, because it brought me out of my comfort zone. We each drew a section and then passed it on to the person/people we were working with, where they only saw the lines joining onto their piece. By doing it this way, we didn’t know what the whole thing would look like until we finished the whole sheet.
For each strip there were different rules, for example, one of the first ones we did was collaging only and the other was blue and red paint.
We were told to draw parts from our surrounding area of the staircase and even though it doesn’t seem like much, there’s actually a lot of different things you can draw.
For our second workshop with Regular Practice we used our images we painted last week and this time we layered words on. These were printed on acetate or paper and we made some posters from the CASS Summer Show.
I liked this workshop, because we were told to make something ugly, to just experiment, something which I need to do more as I know I can be a perfectionist.