Opposites, Contradictions and Juxtapositions
-Create 10 digital images using the technique of juxtaposition
-Using these digital images create 3 animated colour grade gif’s that interpret the following quote:
‘Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same’, Ralph Waldo Emerson
GIF 1. Outside In
GIF 2. Small World
GIF 3. Multiverse/ Meta-universe
What is an Island?
Working with Filters and Layers
Brief: Apply Three Photoshop Filters to Three Still Images
Using the noise, blur and stylise filters to three different still images from the ‘What is an Island Photo Story project.
Opacity and Everyday life
Using photographs from real life and photographs from second life develop a Gif in response to the following quote: “We clamor for the right to opacity for everyone”, Édouard Glissant. The Poetics of Relation, p 194.
Édouard Glissant was a poet from Martinique, a small island in the Caribbean, who in the late 20th Century formulated a demand for the right to opacity. He was writing from the context of a small island community where residents’ privacy is often violated. In addition, Martinique is a former French colony and Glissant is acutely aware of the post-colonial discourse.
Nowadays we often hear about the merits of transparency. Mark Zuckerberg, preaches about the need for radical transparency, yet he covers the camera and microphone on his laptop. Facebook has started using facial recognition, almost every street in any large city has surveillance cameras now. If we have done nothing wrong we should have nothing to hide.
Are we are now living in the world George Orwell described in his novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, a dystopian world where there are monitors in every home, a surveillance state where we have no way of knowing when we are being watched. My GIF relates to all these issues and features images of my daughter growing up in this world of extreme surveillance.
GIF Assignment: Using Photoshop frame animation I transformed my A1 affective state drawings into a series of animated GIFs.
TERRY: Image 1- mac OS filter, 0.2 second rotation; Image 2- greyscale, 0.3 second rotation. These gif’s were created with just two images of affective state drawings (pensive & questioning). The process was simple enough as I had worked in layers using tracing paper, making it possible to just photograph and upload the images in Photoshop.
FLAVIA: Image 1- greyscale, 0.1 second rotation; Image 2- Windows filter, 0.3 second rotation. These gif’s were created by deconstructing the final affective state drawing of Flavia and reconstructing it in Photoshop, effectively transforming 1 image into 3, the opposite of the affective state drawing which involved converting 3 images into 1. This was a much more complicated and time consuming process, as the drawing had become very complex making it was difficult to see what I was supposed to be deleting.
I played around with the speed settings and tried saving as mac OS and Windows which created the trippy coloured effects.
Daguerreotype- The Louis Daguerre Effect
The daguerreotype was the first commercially successful photographic process (1839-1860) in the history of photography. Named after the inventor, Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre, each daguerreotype is a unique image on a silvered copper plate.
Brief: Create a series of three daguerreotypes in Photoshop.
Image 1. Found source, ‘Hillbillies’.
Image 2. Bats I photographed at the Natural History Museum in Dublin.
Image 3. Primates I photographed at the Natural History Museum in Dublin.
Book Jacket Assignment: Repurposing & Technological Determinism
Textual subversion: change the meaning of the text in the original to say something critical/other to the original meaning.
Design subversion: change the meaning of the main image format in the original to say something critical/other to the original meaning.
A4 (300dpi) digital collage which articulates the connection between Utopia and Dystopia.
A4 (300dpi) digital painting of a heterotopian space
Develop 8 colour swatches from another painting and only using these.
Colour swatches created from painting below
Video essay brief: What is Utopia Now?
You can see the video here: What is Utopia Now?
The video essay should include:
1 x 2 min video filmed on the island (with transitions)
1 x 2 min video filmed in Second Life (with transitions)
1 x 2 min voice over (with transitions)
Image from the previous brief (with transitions)
Bibliography with key references
Develop two digital paintings in Photoshop
Develop 3 Gradient digital skies in photoshop based on landscapes from your home environment.
Design two posters for two imaginary solo exhibitions, one should be for a real life exhibition, the other for a virtual exhibition in Second Life. Use the Photoshop gradient tool, text and filters as appropriate.
Use Photoshop to transform a couple of portraits in the style of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe.
Text & Layering
Utilise an image from Module 1: Drawing as information Gathering. Resize as appropriate and insert a quotation relating to individual drawing research.