One of my friend Yanshun(http://yanshunvision.com/) who is a photographer in China.Some of his work use projector project on model’s body,then capture the picture.The visual effect is amazing and dramatic.I found that numbers of artist enjoy using projective image to create their work,such as performance,photography or even painting,which also achieve a nice effect.
It also remind me a MV I saw before ,it also use projector project on people’s face.It is impressive.
Thus,I want to make some experiment of using projective image.Try to figure out what will inspire me.
The “Water Light Graffiti” is a surface made of thousands of LED illuminated by the contact of water. You can use a paintbrush, a water atomizer, your fingers or anything damp to sketch a brightness message or just to draw. Water Light Graffiti is a wall for ephemeral messages in the urban space without deterioration. A wall to communicate and share magically in the city. More pictures and details on Digitalarti : http://bit.ly/O2v7aw
I remember in about 2010,I had watched a exhibition of The Creators Project.There had a interactive artwork which audiences can control the computer to paint in the air by their hand.It was common technology now.But i don’t like it after I interactive with it.Although it is completely new technology to me at that time,but I don’t think it is a nice artwork.Because I thought it is more like a technology show than a artwork.The screen and painting were mess that combine every audiences’ engagement.It was lack of visual aesthetics because most audience are neither trained about art nor know how to draw.
But look at this Water Light Graffiti,I think this is a nice piece.Compare with that work,this one is use audiences’ untrained painting skill to interactive as well.But this one you can see,even the painting is mess,but it is within aesthetics.The big difference between these two works is artist consider how to present painting.Water Light Graffiti is smartly use LED light to display painting,those small light dot are interesting.Besides,using water as media is creative.The aesthetics of this work is display on the process of engagement.
This is second time research paper tutorial with Jane.I explained my further idea to her.I intend to investigate the changing role of aesthetics and investigate how artist control the uncontrollability of aesthetics of interactive artwork.And I showed her some example which I found,such as ADA,Rafael Lozano’s work.
Jane thought this topic is interesting.But she thought some example I found is not suitable for my research because it is not digital art.Like ADA,she like this example,but it look more fine art not digital art.She suggested me to find some example which is digital interactive art would be helpful for me to further.Then she also recommended couple of books to me.Like “Digital Aesthetic”,”Aesthetics of interaction in digital art” etc.In the end,she suggested me write down the content base on the topic and example.
Jonathan has recommended Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s work before and I like his work.His interactive work is amazing,display a aesthetic form.His work are use voice or light element to express his concept.They are minimalism.
After look at some example,I found that it is difficult to control the aesthetics of interactive artwork.Because reaction of audience is unexpected which will affect the result.These aspects will lead artwork lost control.So I want to investigate how those artists control their controllability.
The first tutorial of research paper is introduce my initial idea to Jane.At this point,I still don’t have a clear idea about my research.But I was interesting in the aesthetics of interactive artwork.So I explained my simple idea to Jane.I think because of the development of technology,leads some artist focus on interaction itself,ignore the aesthetics of artwork.I intend to go deeper on this topic.Also want to investigate the changing role of aesthetics.
Jane said this is a good idea,and she think I can continue research.Then she introduce the rule of research paper,and she think I can start with reading some book about aesthetics.At the same time look at some artists’ work.
I was very happy as a volunteer in Bing Xu’s exhibition “Taohuayuan” in these couples day.And I’m strongly agree his opinion that artist not only create an aesthetic work,but also influence audience’s thought and make them thinking.I think both concept and visual is very important,even in this digital age.
Recently, I was thinking about my final project.What i want to do is still confuse me.To me,digital art is a new area which i haven’t get into before.Thus every thing is interesting to me,even some simple technology.
After read some article and discusses with others,I think some people are too focus on the form in digital art,although this is an important part of artwork.Some people thing now is different to defined digital artist,because some of them is doing scientific things,they are scientist too.So this phenomenon cause some people believe,if digital artist want to innovate they need to invent high technology art form.But i thing this is partial.I speculate that the art exist at the first time is to express beauty and provide a way for people to show their ideas and thinking,make their thinking visible.So no matter the digital art form is visible or invisible,that is not important,because those artwork are all invisible at the first time,they are in people’s mind.They just use some way to express their invisible things.Digital artist want to innovate,they need to innovate their mind and ideas first,not their technology things.
However,it doesn’t means technology is nothings.Because these technology can inspire us sometime.Just don’t forgot thinking and aesthetic is the most important thing,technology and art form is secondary.Don’t forget the most nature thing when everything is developing.This is why i want to investigate the relationship between aesthetics and digital art.In this week,I want to research and find the answer of my questions.
-What is aesthetic?
-How they exist in the artwork?