I photographed three more of my flat mates, trying to bring across there personaltiys in a natural way... kind of docomenting them. For example i chose to photograph Kez and Stee together, because i always think of them been togther getting up to no good and smoking weed.
I have been thinking of the importance of "the eveyday" things that are around me everyday.. be it people or objects & how they effect me day to day through this medium of photography im invesigating people and things closely to show there importance & fully appriciate there form
Here i have shown my partners most reconisable fetures :
Im starting to think and work with the everyday things we see and do..that go un reconised. And my opinions and defining myself as a conceptual artist, i think this is really important to take on to the second year key themes you know you will keep and want to carry on working with
over summer i will be creating insterllations prepering myself for the second year making them stroger with skills gained of summer experiments
Docomentry on BBC 4 about students at the school and there work and opinons:
Goldsmiths is renowned for producing a generation of well-known contemporary artists, including the likes of Damien Hirst and five other Turner prize winners. But what is behind its unrivalled reputation for producing the art stars of the future?
The first in a two-part documentary follows a group of student artists from Goldsmiths as they struggle to make art and a name for themselves during the run up to their final masters show, where dealers and collectors jostle to sign up the latest art sensation.
The artists are all desperate to make the kind of work that will propel them to centre stage in the art world, but only a chosen few will succeed. The film explores the culture of contemporary art through the ambitions, influences and attitudes of the next generation of young British artists.
Im enjoying watching this programe its making me think alot about my own practises and things id like to achive and how the students are so motivated to the projects i also find it comfeting to see even students at such a "big" collage find it hard to put across there thoughts and opinions. though im yet again shown i just need to brake this kinda barrier of not doing eveything id like to.
Immersion an exibition held at the National Media Museum, exploring the relationship between humans and technology in todays socioty mainly focusing on gaming and film.
The exhibition was set out in four sections which i felt worked well..as you entered the room you were greated by an interactive wall of postet notes asking members of the public to estimate how long they spend in font of 'the screen' i could mainly see that people spent alot of there day in some form infront of a screen be it facebook or Xbox
"People are immersed in screen media for longer periods and with more intensity than ever before. From children watching television to people living out second lives through online virtual worlds, Robbie Cooper’s imagery captures the many ways in which people choose to disengage from everyday life. "
The first set of photographs were boards split in two a photograph of a gamer and then there avatar; a few had some caractaristics of the gamers, but i noticed they would be thinner or stronger others would bare no resemblance. This got me thinking about avators ive made though i wouldnt call myself a gamer i am enjoying playing WOW atm, i enjoy the fantasy land and mytical creatures - but i bare no resemblence to my avatar as she is a blonde elf
"simulation threatens the diffrence between 'true' and 'false' and between 'real' and 'imagery - Jean Baudrillard, 1983'
"Alter Ego is a series of portraits that places players of online worlds alongside their virtual identities.
Inspired by meeting a man who conversed with his children through a computer game, Robbie Cooper spent the next three years travelling to America, Asia and Europe meeting gamers and recording their experiences of virtual worlds. Collectively, Cooper's images provide a valuable insight into a phenomenon that is shaping the future of human interaction. "
The next section is a film, which i loved. the artist had invited people of all aged to watch or play a game he then recorded there faces through a hidden camera - though they knew they were been filmed as i heard one boy say " i bet i look a fool on camera" its intreasting to watch people facial reactions to diffrent films and games, from horror to childrens programes... i think the experiment worked best of toddlers as they didnt seem to be aware that they could be been watched.
there was photographic stills of the film to support, framing certian reactions some made me feel uncomftible and other made me laugh.
Video links : www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/RobbieCooper/video.asp
Today is the birthday of famous fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen
During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.