Business cards have arrived. Very happy with how they look.
Setting up the degree show went surprisingly easy. I had some
initial worries about presenting my work, however I had an image in my head of how I wanted it to look. The three problems I worked most feverishly on were:
- What to use to display the television on?
- How to hide all the wires and make it look seamless?
- How to keep the sense of watching this in the same way I learnt about sexuality (a tv in my brothers room)?
I initially thought about using a plinth, however I thought it would take away from that home feel, and it wouldn’t help to hide any wires. A tv stand proved too low and too wide. I decided on using a bookshelf, which was what my brothers tv was on. I could then place the DVD player and the extension cord in the shelves to hide all the wires. To keep the wires off the floor and to keep the space safe I used electric conduit.
i couldn’t be happier with how it looks. The height of the piece is perfect to look at. The reflective nature of the screen makes the viewer able to see themselves in the screen, which is what my work is about, representation of women in film. I love the way the floor looks so messy in comparison to the wall. All the attention is on the screen. I’m incredibly happy with how it has turned out.
Here is what the DVD looks like in the studio.
This is the final version of the film I’ll be showing as my final piece. I had to change some of the brightness and contrast settings after testing them out in the studio, but I’m very happy with the result.
I’ve ordered some business cards. I kept everything simple, so it reflects the artwork I make.
Film Experimentation and Avant-Garde Film
Deciding on film experimentation. Ending up on avant-garde film.
How the book ‘Women’s Cinema: The contested Screen’ by Alison Butler has influenced the way I choose to shoot my work as a female video artist
David Lynch – Smoke and Nudes
Initial inspiration into the style of work I wanted to create
Bill Brandt’s Nudes as Landscape
Using the body as a landscape
Tate – Desire Unbound
Artists who use the body as a basis of their work, encorporating elements of sexuality; voyeurism and portraiture.
First shots of filming in avant-garde style
First attempt at using shadow and light
Photographs used to layer and edit in video
Outline for Finished Video
Final video pre-tv edit
Storyboard Video on TV
Storyboard video in context of exhibiting
I decided to create some gifs from my videos as I really like how unsettling the images look when taken out of context to the video, despite them just being gifs of my body. I think this shows the importance of seeing the video as a whole as although the clips in the video may seem disjointed and fragmented it is clear there is a narrative of the body within it.