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11 January 2005 @ 09:27 pm
Speechlessly, they babbled  

You know what? Art college is just so tremendously exciting and wonderful and amazing that I really think I'm hallucinating and describing somewhere else entirely.

Actually, that's what I am doing.

URG! I hate landscape! I loathe it with an abiding passion and detest it with the fire of a thousand suns and I have to do it for five weeks! At least some light relief was provided by hearing try (note: 'try'. Like, who doesn't know that things far away are smaller? Or something) Ray teaching us perspective with the aid of a picture of 'cews' in a field. Such a strange, hairy little man he is.

During a lecture on Dadaism, which I obviously did not listen to (two words: Marcel Duchamp. One word: urinal. That says it all, really), I noticed something on our handout concerning what found objects one is supposed to, as a serious artist, use in one's work - buttons and trash and things. (Oh joy everlasting, we are to paw through skips and rubbish bins as part of our 'urban landscape research'. KILL. ME.). Ray mentioned that using a found object as art work is like bringing a chair back from the moon.

RAY:...because you see, no one would ever sit on it again; as an artwork it has transcended itself.

ME: Why would there be chairs on the moon? They wouldn't stick. There's no gravity. They would float out to deep space. Please tell me he's talking about deep space.

MARY: This is Ray.

ME:...and?

MARY: That's all.

RAY: *rambles on. and on. and on*

ME: I get it!...It was the man in the moon's chair, right?

MARY: I can't believe they stole his chair!

Also I got a distinction for my last project, which amused me exceedingly. It was a piece of crap - sorry, a scuplture, made out of bendy wire and twine with a few glass beads stuck on. My research consisted of some mixed media in which PVA glue and spray-paint featured heavily.

And to think this time last year I was studying for fourteen hours a weekend, and three every weekday. How have the mighty fallen...

(Oh, and minnow_53? I promise to read your fics at the weekend, but landscape has stolen my brain for the week and I would be an even worse than useless reviewer right now.)

 
 
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amazing vaguely humanoid armadillopersoncryptid on January 11th, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)
Found objects as art always did puzzle me. Sure, random junk can look kind of cool when taken out of contest and displayed. (Not sure about urinals, but each to her own.) But to just grab something out of the nearest dumpster without modifying it the slightest and go 'hay look I made Art kthx ;D' is a bit presumptuous, methinks. So the manufacturer had no part in the process of creation? Of course not, since they were fool enough to think that urinals belonged in lavatories rather than art exhibitions. Won't someone please think of the urinal manufacturers? :´( *iz a snarky assbasket*

I noticed something on our handout concerning what found objects one is supposed to, as a serious artist, use in one's work - buttons and trash and things.

... Uh, I thought as a serious artist you were supposed to follow your own creative instinct (please feel free to reformulate this to sound less cheesy; my vocabulary appears to be out of order ATM) and not a precise set of instructions because, er, it's wild and original? Never mind me, though, I'm st00pid.

Why would there be chairs on the moon? They wouldn't stick. There's no gravity.

*tries not to nitpick*
*fails due to massive assbasketry*

The moon has gravity, due to it having, like, mass and stuff like that. The gravity, like the mass, is six times lower than on earth, but it's there. It's why astronauts on the moon don't shoot into space when they jump, but rather go bouncy bouncy like ugly aluminium-clad kangaroos. </geek
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 12th, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
I don't even bother to think about the why of modern art any longer; it's pretty clear that, say, modern artists sure as heck don't. It's meaningless, utterly and completely so.

As for our creative license, well, we don't have one. It's a third-rate institution mainly for drop outs and stuff (I have a great talent for ending up in crappy places) so they aren't expecting much of us...

No deep space then? But you still wouldn't be sitting on a chair on the moon, right?
henbock on January 12th, 2005 03:54 am (UTC)
Maybe youre right!! Shit that hurt??!!
Hi ok I was reading some previous comments and it is still romantic that you still fancy Tony because it shows you have commitment and ar'nt fickle and it might b the real thing!!!. I never told you before because I thought it might encourage you If you cant get over him on your own dont force the issue. Tell me how to get an icon!!!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 12th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Maybe youre right!! Shit that hurt??!!
Ar'nt?!?!?!?

You are certifiably insane, and here's why:

He hates me

He bullied me mercilessly

He hates me

I never once had a normal human conversation with him

He hates me

He fancies vapid blonde Plastics

He hates me

He'd lose the head if he ever found out

He hates me

Gardiner called him 'evil'

And did I mention he hates me?

Well, of course, I still love him, but that's beside the point.
Minnowminnow_53 on January 12th, 2005 10:44 am (UTC)
Scoradh, it's so sweet of you to think about those fics! Don't worry. You obviously have your work cut out at the moment.

I think art college sounds amazing, or maybe it's just the way you tell 'em. But your post has certainly provided a lot of entertainment round here. Which I sorely needed.

Love the sculpture. How about feathers? The word 'featured' led me to that. Feathers is good.

hugs. It can only get better...^_^
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 12th, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)
I do find it rather amusing, myself, when I'm not finding it inutterably tedious. I think it's what you call 'a life experience that you really want to forget even while having it'.

Mmh, no feathers in this sculpture. But perhaps the next...or the one after that. My ingenuity with crap will only take me so far, I fear.

Thank you!
Minnowminnow_53 on January 12th, 2005 10:47 am (UTC)
Sorry, forgot the PS: just call me Minnow! 53 is the number on my car, which LJ demanded as there are apparently many more minnows in the sea.
Minnowminnow_53 on January 12th, 2005 10:49 am (UTC)
Oh God, am I in a muddle here, replying to own post and bunging up scoradh. Sorry, scoradh. I mean call me minnow with small case. That's it. Won't post again, sorry.
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denial_girldenial_girl on January 12th, 2005 01:10 pm (UTC)
And to think this time last year I was studying for fourteen hours a weekend, and three every weekday. How have the mighty fallen...

Holy mama.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 12th, 2005 01:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, I had such a ragingly interesting life.

Haha, by that measure, I still do.
Caitcoralia13 on January 12th, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC)
Haha - I like this Mary person of yours. She sounds cool. I think he must have meant bringing a chair to the moon. Not that that makes much more sense... Good luck with the landscapes and cews! At least they liked your wire and twine!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 12th, 2005 03:01 pm (UTC)
Mary is extremely cool, much cooler than me. In fact, she reminds me of you, in that you both put up with me so much. P'raps you could share temples. Aw hell, I love ye all, in a good way, not in the bad-Tony-way.

Wire and twine rock their ickle worlds...xD
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gabbysun on January 12th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
Sometimes modern art confuses the shiznit out of me. :(

And your Mary seems very entertaining. :D AWESOME POSSUM.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 13th, 2005 11:54 am (UTC)
You have no idea...but at least graphic design is somewhere on the outskirts of the valley of sane.

Ooh, I must so compliment her with that! (It will surely be more welcome than 'my dear minion'.) xD
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Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on January 14th, 2005 01:47 am (UTC)
I want to see that film.
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WHAT FILM?!
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