Assignment 2: Twins Separated at Birth
Graphics Revolution: Assignment #2
Twins Separated at Birth: A Highbrow/Lowbrow/Unibrow Adventure
Create a piece that has two components, one of which would be considered "fine" art and the other of which you can make multiples of and could be considered more of a low-brow part that serves as a document, souvenir, wearable, street art piece or animated version of the first piece (t-shirt, record cover, post-card, comic, animation, etc.). Take advantage of technology to do this! You should be able to disseminate the second piece and you should have a plan to do so- either physically or by the magic of The Internets.
Examples: An etching becomes an oversized Xerox wheatpaste (Dirty Printmakers of America), a print gets cut into pieces and turned into a stop-motion (Nathan Melz), a Flash animation drawing is laser-cut into wood and printed on shirts (Jenny Schmid), a print is turned into a packaged product and an infomercial (Tim Krause), Artists screenprint live and create an on-site installation (Midwest Pressed)
Take risks, learn something new and put it to use!
Transfer/reuse/reconfigure imagery in inventive ways
Think conceptually about the relationship of the two pieces and be able to talk about it!
Make multiples and distribute them (can be digital multiple)
One of the pieces should be physical/object based
Laser cutter, vinyl cutter, Illustrator live trace, stop motion & animation techniques
Tim Dooley and Aaron Wilson (Midwest Pressed), Piotr Szyhalski, Carlos Amorales, Enrique Chagoya, Drive By Press, Beauvais Lyons, Biafra Inc., Ben Brockman, Bittercomix, Sue Coe, Tromarama, Philagraphika, etc.
9.25.12. Critique, binding discussion, flipping of the books,
9.27.12. Slide talk and examples, bring 3 possible ideas to class with thumbnail sketches
Assignment: Reading: Drucker, Johanna. "Violating Protocols." Working States, 2008
10.2.12. Reading discussion, Stencils in print, Live trace demo and visit to laser cutter, vinyl cutter
10.4.12. Work day- Jenny in Seattle
10.9.12. Stop motion and live-draw introduction
10.11.12. Work day, Piotr Szyhalski printing
7:00 Piotr Szyhalski lecture- be there!
10.16.12. Possible project due date, critique
10.18.12 Dissemination of 2nd part (without any trouble with The Law)
Note: the next project will involve more animation/performance/installation with visiting artists Tim Dooley and Aaron Wilson (Midwest Pressed) and a MAW projection event the week of the 25th, weather permitting.