Tuesday, 13 December 2011

OGR Unit3- Environment

OGR3 Environment

1 comment:

  1. OGR 13/12/2011

    Hey Alice,

    Firstly - great that you've included so much artist research on your blog so far - and I love the mix, and find it encouraging too that your joining the dots between 'high art' and pop culture. Love the post about the Gaga-world - and yes, she's as mad as Suspiria any day! Hospitals can be a cliche in the project - students have used them before - BUT, I'm actually really looking forward to seeing your take on this because I'm liking all the references you're mixing in. The point about this project is to always refer to real world examples to prepare you for modelling and texturing etc. So, fine, choose a hospital, but 'when' and 'where' is this hospital - is it a Victorian, British hospital, or is it a 1950's American hospital? Is it a Spanish hospital, a Russian hospital? It might be a blend of many - but that should be a conscious 'production design' choice, not a mistake or result of lazy research. I want to see you really identify the nuts and bolts of your environment - I want you to know it like the back of your hand. The idea of working in a Suspiria-inspired way, with all the gloss, chic and menace implied is intriguing, so work hard, Alice and produce something memorable and 'Gaga-esque!'

    Regarding your written assignment - remember this - Freud goes before anything else; your analysis of the artists' work must be focused through the actuality of Freud's own words, ideas and themes. There should be no generalised, waffly content - use Freud's ideas (and your understanding of them) to unpack the work of your artists. Therefore, your order of points should progress from a clear definition of Freud's ideas on the uncanny in general, to it's application in specific regard to your chosen examples. Get a proper essay structure on here asap!

    Go Alice - I want you to impress me!