Semester 2 Week 5: Group Review

Friday afternoon saw us sitting in the room on the second floor, this time with at least one radiator on. We all shared some of our work with Alice and the group so that we could feedback on each other’s projects and offer some advice and ideas.

After a couple of my classmates had a turn and took their feedback well, making notes of ideas to improve on the outcome I was next. I’d uploaded my images to the Padlet website we use to share work on the large projector screen and I shared the following two images.

Belvidere Bob
Bob & Mike At Abbotts Road.

One of the suggestions that someone gave was that it might be a good idea to do the red/blue 3D glasses idea so one photo is visible through one lens and the other image through the alternate.

Not a bad idea, we’d discussed this previously whilst doing the Riso Printing demonstration and it might be worth a play with.

I discussed that the digital process was not as enthralling or as pleasing as the hands on chopping up of prints to then weave them together. We talked about how other artists are using different materials and I will take a look into this.

One of the topics that came up as a group was how we should be thinking about the presentation of the images. My images shared here are difficult to see up close but appear to make slightly more sense at a distance. The printing or the displaying of the images in a scale suitable is also a consideration.

Whilst talking with the group on the subject I thought about an idea where I can hang the prints one in front of the other, the front one with some holes in to see through to the rear image. This is not then a weaving but a physical version of the masking with layers in photoshop.

Alice mentioned about Patrick Tosani who used Braille in some of his work, embossed into the images.

Figure N°25
, Patrick Tosani

Then whilst thinking about this artist doing this, and my love of engineering, communications and history I thought of Morse code as a similar way of adding something to the image, in terms of a message.

Morse Code Chart.

I wonder if I could include a morse message that consists of holes, small and long that allows the viewer to see through the initial image to the rearmost.

Something similar to this but where the holes are physically cut out of the first image and then the background image is visible behind it.

Hmm, food for thought here with this and also the Barrier Grid Animation route that Niki has introduced with the Vento book in this previous post.

Plenty to be getting on with here, but it’s looking a bit light on research, has there been any other artists using morse code with photography, I bet that there has been.

Stay tuned, more to follow.

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