Observation of ants at writtle park and the paths they make and take (I fast forwarded the video a bit so it wasn’t too long-beware of shakey footage!)

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More evidence of marks at my site!!!!!! I noticed that my eyesight is drawn a lot to natural marks than other ones!

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A few photos of the exploration of marks at writtle park

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Marks in the cofa library activity from the other week

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Gillian Wearing, Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say1992-3

Gillian Wearing first attracted public acclaim when she exhibited this series of photographs at City Racing, a small artist-run gallery in London in 1993. She had been using video and photography since the early 1990s, but this was her first significant collaboration with members of the public. Standing in a busy area of South London, Wearing stopped passers-by and asked them to write down what was on their mind. With their permission, she then photographed them holding their statement. As indicated by the title of the work, Wearing has written that this collaboration ‘interrupts the logic of photo-documentary and snapshot photography by the subjects’ clear collusion and engineering of their own representation.’ (Wearing 1997, p.3)


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Assignment 1 - Experimental Documentation


First layers of cutting out, made some mistakes but able to fix it:

Cutting out sections for each page:

Complete left side:

Starting pattern on right side:

Complete right side:

All the paper I cut out of 392 pages:

Close up shot of the complete work:

Trying to be artistic with this photo…:

Full photo of documentation:

random generator

I’ve tested and trialed my random chance generator, and have designed it so that it is reliant on another person and their decisions, with their choices (unknown to the person being questioned) designed to led me to my site!!!! I’ll be uploading my results as well as my site soon, including the process of my chance generator. 

My steps for my generator:

1) Wear 3D glasses labelled 1. Which colour is more apparent? Red or blue (Red=catch a red bus, blue=catch a blue bus)

2) Wear 3D glasses labelled 2 (glasses have different colours on either side of the eye, the opposite of glasses 1). Red=right or blue=left

3) Write down person’s birth-date and number in numerical form e.g. 24.3

4) Using answer from step 2, if left, use number on left side of step 3’s answer, and vice versa. (Numerical number used to dictate how long to stay on bus for.)

5) Using old cassette player, tell person to wind up/fix cassette, and time them. (Cassette tape is previously unwound, for convenience of this experiment. Number of seconds taken is the number of steps taken once off bus)

6) Ask for person’s favourite number. 1 digit=South 2 digits=North. Even number=East Odd number=West. (This will dictate direction of steps taken. Note that steps taken do not include crossing roads or over/around obstacles)

Use of the closest bus stop to where I’m living on campus that has both red and blue buses having frequent visits. 

The site is determined by this process. Will upload results soon!

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“Armed with hundreds of blank maps she had painstakingly printed by hand, Becky Cooper walked Manhattan from end to end. Along her journey she met police officers, homeless people, fashion models, and senior citizens who had lived in Manhattan all their lives. She asked the strangers to “map their Manhattan” and to mail the personalized maps back to her. Soon, her P.O. box was filled with a cartography of intimate narratives: past loves, lost homes, childhood memories, comical moments, and surprising confessions. A beautifully illustrated, PostSecret-style tribute to New York, Mapping Manhattan includes 75 maps from both anonymous mapmakers and notable New Yorkers, including Man on Wire aerialist Philippe Petit, New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov, Tony award-winning actor Harvey Fierstein, and many more.”

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Lee Mingwei’s ‘The Mending Project’, is an interactive conceptual installation which was exhibited in the 18th Biennale of Sydney. Mingwei used simple elements such as thread, colour and sewing, as points of departure for gaining insights into the relationships among self, other and immediate surroundings.
“During gallery hours, l was seated at that table to which visitors could bring various damaged textile articles, choose the colour of thread they wished, and watch as l mended the article”.
The act of mending took on emotional value, depending on how personal the damaged item was. This emotional mending was marked by the use of thread which was not the colour of the fabric around it, and often colourfully at odds with that fabric, as though to commemorate the repair.



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