Artwork Ideas Experimental Exploration Of Assigned Materials
Over the last few weeks, we have been making stuff through a loose and experimental exploration of assigned materials and self-driven processes. Now you can relate better to how and why other makers make stuff; intent, decisions, the amount of time and labor that it takes, etc.
Artists attend in-person talks at galleries, museums, and universities, watch videos, swap studio visits, and visit exhibitions to be in conversation with each other. Making art can feel like a solo pursuit until you realize the enormity of creative networks and their potential to initiate conversations and change ways of thinking and being.
1) Listen to Liz Larner in this 14-minute video by Art21. Share something specific that you thought about either during or after watching this. It can be about yourself, our class, a classmate’s piece, Liz, or art in general… any thought or thoughts that arose. (1 pt)
2) Now, visit the link below and choose another artist video to watch. Share the name of the artist and a link, and tell us what you got out of it. (1 pt)
(2 points total)
ART 104 City College of Chicago Mise en scène Analysis Worksheet
Select one of the still shots from Gone With the Wind to analyze for mise-en-scène: Example 1 or Example 2.
Identify the example you will discuss: _____(type the element here or highlight/circle it below)______
Write your responses in the columns on page 2 to analyze the mise-en-scène.Column 1: Describe the mise-en-scène of your selected image.For each part of mise-en-scène, write a short answer that describes it as you see in in your selected screen shot. (e.g. “The three-point lighting illuminates only the foreground,” “The costumes are matching black and white plaid,” “All figures are in the background, clustered on screen left.,” etc.).
Do not add meaning or explanation to this column — use Column 2 for that.
Column 2: Interpret the mise-en-scène of your selected imageWrite a brief interpretation of what you see. Remember, there are different levels of meaning.
Make specific claims about the shot (e.g. “The physical separation of these characters suggests their social distance,” “The location between the cars implies they are trapped,” “The light is bright and even, because it’s outdoors and midday,” etc.).
For each element, your interpretations of meaning do not need to relate to each other, but you may find that they frequently overlap.