Friday, 5 December 2008

2day I feel like ive been hit by a bus!

I had a job interview today for a dance teacher and it went really well. I don't really have time for another job, but as they approached me quite randomly i thought 'what the hell!' The dance job is teaching kids for parties, and teaching adults for street dance and also for hen parties. The sort of thing id be really good at. And the hours are as and when. So they ask if you’re free and if you are then you do it. If not then you say no. I don’t know the pay but they will tell me next week if im through to the next round.

Oh by the way - this is a photo of my christmas tree! I spent ages putting it together but i think it looks really pretty :0)

Im feeling so rough today! My whole face is bruised now and ive got a black eye :( Im really sore and its so so hard to eat that im really hungry and thirsty all the time! Im seeing one of my best friends Anna tonight to take my mind off of feeling like crap. Anna is awesome by the way (just so you know!)

I went to see my boyfriend Wes play at the end of term bimm gig last night. He was really good. But I didn’t like being there. Bought back loads of rubbish memories from when i used to go to bimm. And I got really frustrated that there were tons of people on stage who could not perform, and I know im loads better than them but not getting anywhere! Im a bit upset this week to be honest cos my best guitarist has quit the band as hes moving to another country all of a sudden. So im not feeling my happiest.

Good news this week is that im doing well with my Christmas shopping and am super organized and ahead of schedule :0) Not hugely interesting but i had to find something positive to say! Oh, and Wes gave me these flowers as a get well soon present which i thought was really sweet :0) So thought id share them! And i do apologise about the rant...sometimes you just gota get stuff out when there is no-one to talk to, and blogs are the best way of doing it!

Oh yeah, i found this photo earlier and i just thought it was really cool, so wanted to share it with you guys :0)

Thursday, 4 December 2008

The Quay Brothers Exhibition

Rehearsal for extinct Anatomies - "They think they're alone"
Aesthetic and emotional symbolism. Glass panels distort and make it creepy. ..freedom into the aesthetic of the puppet. The dark, creepy style is further enhanced as it is being warped by the glass. You have to bend to view it which adds to the way you view it - It's awkward.

It is also voyaristic --> You are watching them but they can't see you. It is like we are spying on them.

The eyes are pointing to the womans crotch which is exposed. The ball held by the man is in line with ehr vagina. Something about this piece of the artwork seems somewhat pornogrpahic to me.

Piano Tuner of Earthquakes : Doll Furniture
A prism shaped room. A lit ceiling. A door to the left with solor objectts on it. A broken spiral staircase. A lot of barch inside (bits of trees). Bringing the outdoors more indoors, or vice versa. Looks like an earthquake has hit which refers to the title, but I don't understand where the piano tuner comes in? The opposite door has been burst open and destroyed. This is parallel to the solar door.
This counteracts the imagination into a dolls world...the doors are routes into different worlds. The room feels like it's underground, with light from the top pouring in (from the real outside world)
Doll furniture = Being very small. Piano tuner = going inside, behind the world and exploring and adjusting it? Fine ttuning it to your own liking?

The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer - Prague's Alchemis of film.

This does not have a specific meaning on it's own, but in context with te film it would. The symbold and signs are to mean something (use of semiotics) but in this case they are unclear. They mean nothing to me, and do not necesserally have a deap and great meaningwithout watching the film it is based on.
There are 3 versions of the same photo, but they are distorted. The main robot man in the centre looks very similar to the photos.
It seems to me that this has little to do with the film in the scene.
There are lots of '10' and '01' all over the scenery...I can not work out why. This is clearly a form of semiotics but it means nothing to me.

Distortion of perception looking through the projector at th set and scenery.

Name unknown

Reference to religion with the cross. In my opinion, the woodchopper looks very feminine but is clearly a man (he almost looks as though is is gay in terms of his stance and features) He is chopping off is own leg which may well refer back to religion. It is also a possible reference to extreme rightiousness.
There are 3 chopped trees in the background - Possible reference to the trinity. 3 is a strong reference in religion.
The woodchopper is making a literal point from religion when Jesus once said. " it would be better to chop off your hand than to let it lead you into temptation". He looks like a character obsessed with perfection.

Still Nacht 1 : The lining of sleep

Interesting visual use of magnatism. I like how the magnetismn does look like a lining, and how it clings to certain objects.

Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies : The Inscriber of Forger. It looks to me like a living compas crossed with a robot, and a dead centapeid! I do not like this enough to ontinue searching for a deaper meaning!

Piano Tuner of Earthquakes : Lacnimi Christi
Face off a man with thorns round his head. A reference to christianity. Jesus had thorns around his head when he was on the cross. The man has blod dripping from the thorns.THis is going all over his face and the organ.

The organ --> This instrument is always seen in church. Another reference to religion.

The mans hands are tied with rope. This is another reference to religion as Jusus had his hands tied with rope when he was arrested, on his way to the cross.

The fingers playing the organ are very odd! They are broken off...there are only bits of fingers. There is no way those two hands coul actually play an organ!

All in all and quite simply, this is just a cabinet with an organ. The face looks like a cabenit door that can open.

Moliere's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - From the set design for this ballet.

Very intricate and delicate. Very different from the rest of the artwork in the gallery. Basic use of colors - white and navy blue. Shapes of the lines draw your eye around the scene. This is asthetically pleasing on the eye.

Wanna see something discustingly weird!?

Well i believe i accidentally turned off my alarm clock in my sleep this morning, and woke up feeling somewhat sore (cos of the operation) So rather than going into uni late ive decided to stay home and do tons of work here. So im going to write up my notes on that interesting art gallery we saw last week and add some photos.

But 1st i gota use this blog as a blog...cos it is a blog so im going to actually BLOG.

Ok, so i had a tooth implant on Tuesday. And it was meant to be a couple of hours long. But there were complications and i was in the dentist chair for just over 3 hours and omg my neck hurt in that time! I had the injections to make me all numb, but tthey wore off after a bit so then i could actually feel them drilling inside my mouth. At whihc i went "aghhhh!" and then quicly pumped me up with more injections. So apparently my origonal tooth had broken into 15 pieces and they were a nightmare to detach. So ive got a really yuky looking lip which has allowed everyone to tell me that, "people pay a lot of money to have lips like you've got now!" But i have to then tell them that these people will generally have both lips done; not just the one! So for pure yuk factor, i think i shall share my discusting lip with you, cos how often do you get a massive purple lip? Well not often! Its gota be blogged!

Ok, so i know its totaly discusting...but i feel the need to share this anyway! And omg, im going to a massive gig tonight filled with people i used to know and i look like this! Nooo! Im definitely wearing my big scarf and dressing up as a bandit tonight!

(on 2nd thoughts, i will do the art stuff in my next blog...)

Monday, 1 December 2008

Design ideas so far...

Right, well i woke up feeling really rough today and still feel groggy. So i decided id stay home and work on my uni work here rather than go out in the cold and then spread my germs to all of you!
I've got more done at home than i would have done in the lesson so that is good. But i need some input! Im doing Street Talk which is to design something for a phone box. So today ive been makinf various designs for the top section of the phone eyes hurt from staring at a screan too long and I no longer know what I think of anything so i really need to go take a break! Can you tell me what you think, any constructive critisism, or things you like.... All welcome :0)

Oh, to those of you who don't know, im doing an anti bulling campaign! And the bottom section will have all the info about it on (logo and slogan thingy)

anti bullying poster 4

anti bullying poster 3

anti bulling poster 1

anti bulling poster2