Lesley Perrie, studio class
To me, the experimental practice is the art to be under constant influence of the one possesses the internal child. It is unfortunate that if a lot of grow us to fear and poorly to carry the game art. A life without humor and without the game is as a life without roasted it bread and as the traffic jam. The steps the good people, not good.
After reading this passage you may consider the possibility that I am poor at English. This is not the case, I simply ran my original passage through a free English-French translator about five times. []
1. what's your individual perspective on experimentation? (eg. working against being deliberate? working toward spontaneity/improvisation or working outside or your area of expertise/ comfort?) Refer to the post above.
2. experimental practice (is this term an oxymoron?) No, Scientists make experiments a practice.
3. What is the significance of experimental work at this particular point in time (considering our global general social/ political/ environmental milieu: social interactions, art practices, art business, politics, social movements, social networking etc.) Glow in the dark Cats=Cure AIDS? [] Planet like Earth? [] The Dolphin Jetpack that lets you Swim Like One?[] A Robot that Looks and Acts like a Human? []
4. when experimental process(es) become canons: a. using UBU.com as a resource, research and identify an experimental work that interests you (tell us why). Include a link to this work in your paragraph. b. using UBU.com, find one example of an experimental artwork (can be sound, film, performance, sculpture, or any other medium/media) that was so influential that it is now part of a canon/tradition/technique. This. [] I am considering experimenting with paper animation for this class, and I find this approach and concept particularly clever.
and the experimentation begins! so, i've decided i'm going to explore paper this term, starting with some oragami, and moving into paper animation. My goal is to one day be able to produce something like this [] realistically, however, I will not be able to accomplish something this complex by the end of the term...or will I? COMMENT (Genevieve Phillips) (I like your idea of doing paper animation. From looking at your vimeo it looks like you haven't done anything like this before. Maybe do something on a smaller scale? These are pretty cool too.  )
Comment Fiona Bowie: Lesley, your first entry, very droll! I am curious to hear how or if you would differentiate scientific experimentation from that of artists (re: No, Scientists make experiments a practice). Are we talking apples and oranges here? #3 & 4. room to expand/discuss, interesting choices. Also do you know the work of Eduardo Kac? Martin and Line Andersen's animation of Going West is truly impressive - definitely something to aspire to. Glad to see you dive in with The Super Human. Your timing is good, it's quite funny how the mash up of his facial expressions and gestures with the lyrical content create comedy. Look forward to seeing the next. For those reading this post unfamiliar with the source content, you can see it here:  (end comment)
The difference between Art and Science for me (and bear with me here because i'm going to sound very critical) is that Scientists work creatively towards an ultimate goal, the betterment of mankind. I used to believe that Artists were similar to Scientists in this way, working creatively to pass on intellectual ideas to a mass audience. However, I believe that in a lot of respects the true meaning of art has been lost in translation, and this is where is gets frustrating; some snotty brat will always retort, “No one can define what 'true art' is,” and I beg to differ. Al Capp defined it beautifully when he said, “Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.” and if you type ARTIST into google you get this definition: A person who produces paintings or drawings as a profession or hobby. Wow, we've managed to belittle our own practice to such a degree that the majority of intellectuals view us as a bunch of kindergardeners.
Before I am condemned to a semester of harsh judgement by anyone I have offended, I would like to say that my hope in art has not been completely lost. Just remember, he who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast. (just in case, theory: A supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something).
(Comment Da Eun Jeong) I absolutely agree with you that either one is a scientist, or an artist, one has to go through some processes of failure. Having gone through many stages of experimenting and approaching new things without realizing how one' art work will end up in a certain way is a normal and a typical behaviour of experimentation. I do not believe that any scientists nor any artist can 100 percent forsee what will happen with their projects, theories, experimentations, and anyone would dare to start with one's work with the forseen result at the end. Many scientists go through failtures, and sometime come up with bizzare theories like the way artist do. There is nothing wrong with this. What is important is trying to experiment with what comes up to you mind, and keep working on it until you think it is finished. (end comment)
This way we can stop the constant mockery of our culture, and maybe earn some respect back.
To lighten the mood, watch COMMUNITY. []
P.S. I investigated the work of Eduardo Kac, and found these items of particular interest, and I like how he explores the relationship between biology, belief systems,information technology, dialogical interaction, ethics, and the Internet. [] [][]
This is worth a watch: [] (Comment Da Eun Jeong) I just felt in love with this baby girl. She's so cute and adorable. What an emotional face !!!!! I love that Hipster Song: very rhythmical and repetitive! (end comment)
I really appreciate your comments Da Eun! I've thought about what was discussed in my meeting with Fiona, and I have decided to take some advice from the class and explore "The Perfect Human" by breaking down sound, image, etc. I really want to have a sort of free for all with image and sound, and see what kind of parallels and themes I can discuss through this technique. So far, my experimentations have been very interesting, and I will post some of them later. I look forward to comments/suggestions.
Race seems to be a common theme weaving itself into my spring 2012 semester at ECU, and for those of you who would like to know some of the things i've been looking into, you might find these interesting (again, any imput or suggestions are more than welcome!): Prom Night In Mississippi: [] "In 1997, Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman offered to pay for the senior prom at Charleston High School in Mississippi under one condition: the prom had to be racially integrated. His offer was ignored. In 2008, Freeman offered again. This time the school board accepted, and history was made. Charleston High School had its first-ever integrated prom - in 2008. Until then, blacks and whites had had separate proms even though their classrooms have been integrated for decades. Canadian filmmaker Paul Saltzman follows students, teachers, and parents in the lead-up to the big day. "
I have been considering a lot this morning, and one particular thought has come to my attention that I would like to spend more time exploring. Jørgen Leth created The Perfect Human in 1967, right at the very beginning of his career. I wonder if this film was a commentary on World War II, which ended in 1945. Seeing as Leth is from Denmark, and Denmark was in fact occupied by Germany for the majority of World War II, this hypothesis makes complete sense to me. Here is a link to the wikipedia page that talk about the "Master Race" [] this ideology is very evident in the film "The Perfect Human"
I have a couple of funny links I would like you to look at, the first: "Ain't No One." [] the second: "Alot" [] the third: "Dog" [] the fourth: "What Is This? I Don't Even..." [] the fifth: "That's Just Nasty" [] the sixth: "Writing Essay's like a Boss" [] the seventh: [] ENJOY>
Check my Vimeo for updated work.
In conclusion to this class I would like to dedicate some more time to the experimentation of "the perfect human" I think I would like to branch my practice away from media based work for awhile, and spend some time over the summer drawing strange body shapes. I will do this by experimenting online, as well as observing the world around me. I feel satisfied with the work I have accomplished for this course, but I would like to push my ideas further, and into a field that I have not experimented with for awhile.