these were the drawings I did whilst off my anti-depressants. I thought my drawings had a more quicky nature about them, for example I had watermelons floating around with dancing cats in my patterned drawing (happy birthday one) compared to when I was on my medication, my patterned drawings (refer to other post) were more simplistic and had less randomness/realistic visual imagery. I felt my drawings were more bold and interesting whilst off my medication, as well as being more cluttered with lots of contrasting ideas. Whilst note-taking, I found that I wrote alot, however still had a strong visual depiction of ideas that were discussed (I went to a few conferences where I wrote these notes/drawings).

Over-all whilst on my anti-depressants, I felt I had a more rational thinking process before I let myself put a pen to paper and draw, whilst contrasted greatly to when I was off the medication, and simply couldn’t stop drawing everything and anything that popped into my head. Honestly speaking, I like my drawings better when I was off my medication! I found it easier to come up with ideas and more free and open to anything.

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My next experiment was exploring if there was a difference in my drawings whilst off my anti -depressant and whilst on them. (I had legitimate reasons as to why I was off them~so it was safe!)

This set of images are the ones when I was on my anti-depressants. I felt they had a more finished feeling with the drawings, and whilst note taking I visually depicted ideas rather than writing them down as much. Some of the pages were very blank with only a few drawings, which indicate sometimes a lack in my motivation or willingness to draw, as well as stemming off ideas. 

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I wanted to explore the concept of Mondegreen which is basically misunderstanding the actual words or lyrics. I remember when I was younger I used to always believe that Angus Stone was singing ‘Picture Frame’ rather than ‘Big Jet Plane’, so I wanted to experiment with the ways of interpreting sounds and words. Mondegreen is basically substituting words for other words, and with that I thought that this accidental mishearing can overall affect the understanding and interpretation of the lyrics and song in itself. The misheard lyrics and words essentially develop a new way of interpreting and seeing the meaning of the song.

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This is my first experiment within the concept of “Ways of Seeing”. In this iteration I am exploring Ways of Seeing through semiotics. These photographs document signs on the back of toilet doors at COFA campus. These signs are also seen at UNSW campus.

These signs could be interpreted differently depending on cultural backgrounds and understandings of normality. Whilst in Australia, it is considered “normal” to sit rather than squat on a toilet, in other parts of the world squatting is considered “normal”. The fact that these signs are present indicates that we are living in a Western country that is unsympathetic of other Ways of Seeing.

The aesthetic interruptions (or graffiti) on these stickers imply that there are more diverse ways of approaching culturally different behaviours. The images drawn on the stickers show that there is an element of individuality in interpreting these signs. The graffiti acts as a response to signs that enforce a way of behaving regardless of culture and individual circumstances. 

This is my first experiment within the concept of “Ways of Seeing”. In this iteration I am exploring Ways of Seeing through semiotics. These photographs document signs on the back of toilet doors at COFA campus. These signs are also seen at UNSW campus.

These signs could be interpreted differently depending on cultural backgrounds and understandings of normality. Whilst in Australia, it is considered “normal” to sit rather than squat on a toilet, in other parts of the world squatting is considered “normal”. The fact that these signs are present indicates that we are living in a Western country that is unsympathetic of other Ways of Seeing.

The aesthetic interruptions (or graffiti) on these stickers imply that there are more diverse ways of approaching culturally different behaviours. The images drawn on the stickers show that there is an element of individuality in interpreting these signs. The graffiti acts as a response to signs that enforce a way of behaving regardless of culture and individual circumstances. 

astridatcofa:

failure brainstorm summary

astridatcofa:

failure brainstorm summary

Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ (original 1917) is a perfect example of a work of art that challenges our perception of what is considered to be art. The idea of ‘readymades’ presents to us ordinary mass-produced objects, and recontextualises these objects into an art space, challenging what we know and assume about art.
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/duchamp-fountain-t07573

Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ (original 1917) is a perfect example of a work of art that challenges our perception of what is considered to be art. The idea of ‘readymades’ presents to us ordinary mass-produced objects, and recontextualises these objects into an art space, challenging what we know and assume about art.

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/duchamp-fountain-t07573

stephystewy1001:

Thinking about editing

Someone mixed up sounds and dialogue from the film Alice in Wonderland and made a song. I think it feels really relaxing to listen to!

this is pretty cool ^_^

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WATCH THIS!

declan-cofa:

I am exploring editing for assignment 3. 
This is just a quick post of some stuff I am trying out.

Toy Story 3 trailer in reverse + fake subtitles 

worked surprisingly well 

http://youtu.be/BibUGQ6FC8U

SUCH AN AWESOME IDEA! even though it’s a different concept/theme to what I am doing, it’s just so creative!

Remembered seeing this in class, even though it has got alot to do with editing, I personally thought this work was relevant to my ideas of recontextualising and different ways of seeing things. A perception shift!