WEEK 15 FINAL REMINDERS:
Adaptation: Drawing from Dioramas is a project that extends your skills in both observational and conceptual drawing. Maps, dioramas and models have been used for centuries as a means for scientific and creative exploration. Models do different kinds of “practical, philosophical and symbolic work for us”*, for example, we can use maps and dioramas to document, invent, experiment and instruct. This project encourages you to apply aesthetic and conceptual processes that adapt and transform the known world, materially and spatially, through drawing.
Mapping is a process of condensing and ordering information about a place; “for artists […] maps have provided—symbolically, metaphorically, and graphically—emblems of power; realms and mazes to be explored; abstract forms to be manipulated; and the shapes of dreams.”* Use the process of mapping as an intermediary step between the three dimensional world and the world of your diorama to explore the possibilities of ‘place’.
Unlike tracings which propagate redundancies, mappings discover new worlds within past and present ones; they inaugurate new grounds upon the hidden traces of a living context. The capacity to reformulate what already exists is the important step. And what already exists is more than just the physical attributes of terrain (topography, rivers, roads, buildings) but includes also the various hidden forces that underlie the workings of a given place.
—James Corner, “The Agency of Mapping”
in: “At The Border: Tatiana Bilbao and Ayesha S. Ghosh-Where is the border?” See: eflux architecture, 17 May 2020:
Susan Hiller, Composite Dream May, night of 23/24 August, from Dream Mapping, (detail), 1974
Joe Frost, Denistone, 2016, acrylic on polyester, 152.5 x 198cm
Molly Wagner, Rename the Park, 29 August 2016, hand-drawn map—29.7x 21 cms, photograph of signage in Hyde Park.
The diorama operates as a hypothetical realm in which a change in scale and materiality creates aesthetic and conceptual possibilities that can be further manipulated by using lighting, or unfamiliar viewpoints (eg. birds-eye view, peephole, plan view). How can a diorama re-present the world? How can the diorama operate as a subject for drawing?
Camille Gillybœuf, m aquette, 2020, paper, glass, kneadable eraser.
Camille Gillybœuf, Igloo sur la banquise d’un autre système solaire, 2020, charcoal on paper, 76.3 x 44.7 cm.
Kendal Murray , Midsummer Day, Hideaway, 2019, mixed media assemblage 10.5 x 10.5 x 9.5 cm
Camille Gillybœuf, Drawing process, 2020.
Joseph Cornell, Untitled (Celestial Navigation), 1956-58, Box construction. 30.8 x 43.2 x 9.2 cm. The Robert Lehrman Art Trust, courtesy of Aimee and Robert Lehrman.
Yin Xiuzhen, Portable City, Shenzhen, 2003-2008, Suitcase, used clothes, magnifying glass, map, sound 136 x 80 x 25cm (with the suitcase open)
How to create your PDF slideshow for the mid-year review. Student Gallery
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Mark Edinburg, Sienna Yani Silvana, White Grace Dennis Sayer, Grey Martin John Oldfield, Sienna Indy Vaynman, Sienna Erica Covolan, Grey Katie-Firth, Red Lily Acheson, Grey Luis Greene, Sienna Scott Elk, Yellow Eleanor Hall, Grey Ben Kittle, White Indi Swinton, White Elena Hanke, Orange Katherine Charamko, Pink Laura Ramirez Segura, Grey Mitchell Hargreaves, Grey Amy Na, Orange Imogen Welch, Orange Francesca Boase, Purple Sayoko Aso, Purple Tony Stapledon, Purple Frankie Howard, Green Iris Wang, Green Maddy O’connor, Green Nissa Cheong, Green Indy Vaynman, Sienna Phoebe Fraser, White Mathew Harrison, White Beatrice Weidner, Pink Liv Tahan, Orange Chole Smith, Sienna Liying Gui, Green Angelique King, Blue Tom Sinclair, Blue Margaret Taylor, Green Christeene Britton, Red Mat Hooker, Red Gemma Merchant-Williams, Orange Sarah Masari, Yellow Scott Elk, Yellow Vicki Potter, Yellow Ally James, Sienna. Martin John Oldfield, Sienna Imojjen Elmer, Green Alia, Black Darcy Wright, White Eugenia Argi, Black Lucas Boyer, Purple Rosie Murphy, Black Katherine Charamko , Pink Alex Bray, Black Felicity Heffernan, White Amber Johnston, Purple Elske Barker, Purple Caitlin Graham, Purple Christine Hu, Orange Alias, Black Jessica Smith, Sienna Elske Barker, Purple Phillip Phillipou, Grey Cameron Hillier, Orange Fergus Ward, Sienna Aiya Dreaming, Orange Emmaleen Miller, Black Gisele Ragusa, Sienna Taylor Mooney, Sienna Mei Tribolet, Sienna Lana Gallab, Green Chester Newling, Green Rebecca Sicari, White James Crosilla, Grey Jillian Nalty, Sienna Laura Ramirez, Grey Bruno Cowen, Grey Beanie Flemming, White Emily Hannen, Grey Ben Hennessey, Green Sari Walker Woods, Sienna Bronte Phillips, Sienna Bronte Phillips, Sienna Kate Riley, Grey Imogen Welch, Orange Amy Na, Orange Courtney McClelland, Orange Hanako Okada, Orange Margaret Taylor, Green Liying Gui, Green Martin Williams, White Nicki Francia, Yellow Ollie Henstridge, Yellow Chloe Smith, Sienna Gisele Ragusa, Sienna Indy Vaynman Sienna Mei Tribolet Ho, Sienna Stella Darling, Purple Katherine Charamko , Pink Nissa Chong, Green Chester Newling, Green Adrienne Kenafake, Green Sailor Kennard, Pink Elena Hanke, Orange Adele Warner, Red Soon Fatt Tang, Red Ryan Carey, Black Camille Olsen-Ormandy, Black Indy Vaynman, Sienna Christine Hu, Orange Maddy O’Connor, Green Kika Garcia, Green Charli Selfe, Grey Chloe Smith, Sienna James Crosilla, Grey Eleanor Hall, Grey Ella Noble, Grey Jillian Nalty, Sienna Laura Ramirez, Grey Mei Tribolet, Sienna Lucy Berriman, Black Margaret Taylor, Green Ben Hennessey, Green Frankie Howard-White, Green Iris Wang, Green Luna Power, Green Marea Reed, Orange Tony Stapledon, Purple Jess Smith, Sienna Ella Burke, Blue Bansi Joshi, BLUE Hana Nobari, Blue Mischa Byrne, Orange Camille Olsen-Ormandy, Black Mason Curran, Purple Rosie Murphy, Black Alia Grinvald, Black Jillian Nalty Sienna Charlotte Mola, Grey Emily Hannen, Grey Micheal Owen, Grey Alyssa Jarjoura, White. Anoushka Mondraty, White Bruno Cowen, Grey Ella Noble, Grey Emily Hannen, Grey Erica Covolan, Grey James Crosilla, Grey Jess Smith, Sienna Kate Riley, Grey Laura Ramirez, Grey Luis Greene, Sienna Matea Maric, Sienna Michael Owen, Sienna Naomi Chan, Sienna Nikki Park, Sienna Sari Walker Woods, Sienna Taylor Mooney, Sienna Hanako Okada, Orange Courtney McClelland, Orange Marea Reed, Orange Imojjen Elmer, Green Kika Garcia, Green Manni Foeken,Green Margaret Taylor, Green Adrienne Kenafake, Green Gabby Morey, Green Freyja Fristad, Red Harry Stieven-Dalton, Red Harry Stieven-Dalton, Red Emmaleen Miller, Black Alex Bray, Black Rebecca Boyd-Weetman, White Paige Graham, White Susann Taylor, Pink Brandon McGee, Pink Kiana Rahmani, Pink Ashley Adcock, Pink Kim Baldwin, Pink Erin Macnaught, Pink Ella Cass, Pink Rose Poynter, Pink Rhonda Castle, Pink Bibi Ehsan, Pink Quan Zhu Ma, Pink
Essay on Making Worlds in Art and Science Fiction by Dr Amelia Barikin, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland:
A Working Model of the World: Exhibition first staged at UNSW Galleries, UNSW Art & Design
Exhibition: Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities” at Museum of Art and Design, New York:
Interview with Paul Pfeiffer who discusses his diorama-inspired sculptures that respond to popular horror movies; “Scenes of Horror — “Poltergeist,” “The Exorcist,” and “The Amityville Horror”