La Galleria Nazionale Rome.

 

During my Visit to Rome I wanted to visit the Museum of Modern Art.

http://lagallerianazionale.com/en/mostra/time-is-out-of-joint/

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I wasn’t sure what to expect but had read some great reviews of the Museum. I took only a few photographs.

The exhibition, whose title quotes a verse from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet—“The time is out of joint”—investigates the notion of time in its fluidity, non-linearity, and stratification; a fragmented time which seems to embody art historian Hans Belting’s dilemma “the end of the history of art, or art’s freedom.”

Antonio Canova

In this exhibition time needs to be realigned, or “set to rights,” by weaving new, unexpected relationships in the symbolic space of the museum in a sort of simultaneous coexistence. These are relationships that shun the orthodox and codified laws of chronology and history (of art), but move free and unencumbered in a sort of anarchy which, as upheld by a certain feminine tradition I embrace, has nothing to do with disorder but invokes something else that comes before rules. Time is Out of Joint offers a dissent, a disobedience, a subversion so natural that as Edmond Jabès describes, it is “one of the privileged moments when our precarious balance is restored” and a tiny opening appears. A point source and a persistence that defeats all chronological certainty and introduces a plastic temporality that behaves like the Higgs boson, depending therefore on our gaze. And in a true work of assembly, with the partiality that every choice or selection entails, it topples chronological historical time; anachronizes past, present and future; and reconstructs and decants a different time, while emphasizing intervals and durations, advances and setbacks. A time rife with faults, fractures, voids, fits and starts, suggesting numerous combinations like those that Time, without hesitation, exposes to the light of day. We move in space through the viewing rooms and the works, where the images are fixed in simultaneous interaction, as if both prequels and sequels: a cinema in reverse, where “photography” or vision plays a key role in crystallizing and withholding tensions so fertile even in their restrained presence. “Time” reveals a cinematographic tempo, a story, a flow of memory, an anticipation of what will be, and tries to resemble us more than an art history text can do.

A linear vision of history is utterly abandoned: in the exhibition rooms artworks are present as sediments of the long life of the museum, and those from different centuries coexist in the same space, from Antonio Canova, Giacomo Balla, Alighiero Boetti, Alberto Burri, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Paul Cézanne, Giorgio De Chirico, Marcel Duchamp, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti, Francesco Hayez, Gustav Klimt, Joseph Kosuth, Jannis Kounellis, Amedeo Modigliani, Piet Mondrian, Vincent van Gogh to Marion Baruch, Cristina Lucas, Adrian Paci, Alessandro Piangiamore, Luca Rento, Sophie Ristelhueber, Davide Rivalta, Jeff Wall just to mention but a few.  http://lagallerianazionale.com/en/mostra/time-is-out-of-joint/

 

I really loved my visit and the Exhibition was fascinating. I really liked what the collection in the Exhibition represented and the mix of  Ancient and Contemporary sculptures, photography and Paintings.  I was reminded of a lecture in which my Tutor Jamie had said that all Art was Contemporary in the time it was made and I couldn’t agree more. There wasn’t anything that felt out of place.

What I will personally take away from the experience is not to hold back with my exploration in processes and experimentation.

 

 

 

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Further Image Manipulation for Dramatic Projection Effects.

As I have been exploring manipulated images and exploring Projection on various shapes, colours and 3D structures I have made a conscious decision to take into account what I have learnt from the Artists I have researched and their Manipulations and ideas for projection and capturing a mood with their use of colour and I think they influenced many of my manipulated photographs of the Twins.

James Welling and his use of Colour and Layering of dissimilar images that lead you to look into the image to find the layers of what you are looking at.

Susan Hiller and her manipulations of People in the Auras Photographs, with colour to the point that you can no longer make out faces has also been something I have played with when manipulating my images of the Twins.

Tony Oursler with his use of eyes and mouths as the main Character features to his video projections the fun unique side to his projected characters are captured through the disfigured and distorted weirdness.

I want to capture everything I know about Paige and Taylor, their moods and their unique Relationship that is the weird and wonderful world they live in where sometimes only they exist in their Twin-ship.

Moving on I will be projecting manipulated images onto the wire again but concentrating on the positions of the wire sculptures and placing the Wire sculptures to reflect the images projected onto them.

 

 

Full face cast.

I thought it would be a good idea to see what it would be like to use a cast face as a potential Projection Structure. I had hoped to cast Paige and Taylors faces but I felt I couldn’t ask them to do something I hadn’t first tried myself. With the help of Kim, Bill, Vaseline, a shower cap,a waterproof poncho and tubes for my mouth to breathe the Alginate was mixed and the mould of my Face was made.

It took approx 4 mins for the Alginate to set, it was freezing cold when it went on and Kim constantly reassured me and checked the Alginate for when it was set. I tried to keep my breaths deep and long through the straws but I did struggle doing this as i am used to breathing through my nose. After experiencing this for myself i believe that the girls will struggle and perhaps panic so with this in mind I have decided not to cast their faces. I could proceed by casting parts of their faces but I assisted with another student and she didn’t enjoy the experience and was disappointed with her results as well. My first plaster casting wasn’t very successful and the nose broke of I think this was because I hadn’t used enough plaster and so I used more the second and third times..

If I was to do it again I would prefer to do breathing through the nose with the tubes as the straws through the mouth changed the shape of my face and left marks like buck teeth. Moving on I will experiment and use the cast for projection and possibly layer with photographs.

 

 

 

Wire Drawing of the Twins.

I decided to use the outline of the Twins to do a 3D structure in wire using the drawing around their torso as a Template. David Oliviera was one of my inspiration artists for wire work in unit 5 and he completed some beautiful Wire drawings of people.

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I want to do some Profiles of the girls faces using wire at some point but for this wire work I thought that I might cover the Wire drawings in Tissue paper but when I finished I decided I liked how they turned out with out covering them.

I Photographed the structures with and without the Template and loved the effect of the Handprint heart coming through the structures. Before leaving the studio I asked some of my fellow students what they thought. I had some great feedback. They instantly could see that the forms resembled children which was great. I decided to post a couple of photograph’s on Facebook for further feedback. Capture kdjhejfehjfh

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Tutorial with Kim and updated Work plan.

We discussed the possibility to explore the effect of using the wire drawing structures of the Twins in projection and using the manipulated photographs. I had planned to cover the Structures in Tissue paper but when I finished them I decided against it. I will explore the effect of using them further with a planned session on Thursday. I will be having my face cast today and we discussed the potential of casting Paige and Taylors half faces and mixing them up.  This is Planned for Monday the 10th April.

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Yes Twins Fall out but not for long…

The trouble with trying to work with your own daughters that occasionally squabble and get on each others nerves like all siblings do, is that when you attempt to get some photographs of them to work on, they choose that particular moment to get on each others nerves.

Still I made the best of what I got and it does show another side to their relationship and answers the question ‘Do they ever fall out?’.