Sunday, April 9, 2017


there's this idea (fact) that my dad doesn’t recognize me when i paint myself (-> my eyes, my eyebrows, my lips -> others (friends, sisters) can pick up on some of my features, but he can’t)

so i did this piece with this in mind along with the whitney biennal's Black Death Spectacle anddd in my contemporary art class we covered pop the other day

so i guess here's just a few questions/thoughts from it-

What does it take for people to interact with art?  waiting around for friends before they go in, board members just hanging out before the show, volunteers at the table with the poster right in front of them -> why do some people pay more attention to what's on the table than others, is everything on the table just stuff they already know and don't need to really look at, i'm right there my face is right there, is there too much photo manipulation
Too much stuff going on with ticketing and people entering auditorium and people going to the bathroom and talking with each other and people getting really excited to see their friends perform ??
How does its position on the ticketing table affect it? a place for people to stop and go, the people who work at the table (board members and volunteers) see it as stuff they don't really need to look at; the volunteers' job is solely to take the ticket and check it off; everything else on the table is not that relevant.
We don't actually look at decoration because it's decoration
A spectacle inside of a spectacle - the event is Cabaret, but there is another spectacle - a new poster, one that hasn't been showcased to the public before. A new design, done by someone who's never made her own poster before. An opening for Cabaret, an opening for a new kind of graphic designer. (artist??) Attracts older students because the pictures on it are from past years. Poster is attracting a particular audience. Everyone else, they don't know the pictures = they don't care
Is this piece satirical? (What elements do the speech bubble and font add?) the largest contestation in pop art is whether it critiques or celebrates pop culture; this speech bubble thing, like everything else looks serious except for it...merging high art and low art? We know what pop is, pop's already shocked us to the point that we are aware that it is a type of does the general public see it, people who don't have a comprehensive understanding of Warhol and Lichtenstein...
Why did she put the speech bubble and text there
Everything else looks great
They're out of place
Poor design choice?
So a cool poster is art - yeah i guess..i think the conclusion/question should be how does this cool poster alter the social environment because it's not the actual poster and it appeals to certain audiences 

in the beginning the poster was on the side, then it was in the middle, then back on the side of the table
when it was in the middle it was positioned next to the official poster 
adds another dimension to the piece
poster design competition
didn't anticipate it

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea that your poster created tension -- it's an unexpected element in a day/event that has been planned down to every last detail. Revel in that tension!