I am concerned with child well-being, adolescent psychology, and social structures and value systems. My work in library curation brings me into regular contact with children, adolescents and the elderly.
Unit 2 edit:
I often accept some collaborative projects for commercial illustration and clothing. My style is similar to the “yamikawai” style, often drawing children’s images with wounds and bandages, so I wanted to explore the keyword “children” in unit 1.
Children are both socially constructed and historically generated, as well as physiologically specific. Changes in the way information is interacted with can directly affect the Electrophysiology of the brain, and the “image illiteracy of the information society” demonstrates the decline in abstract comprehension, logical thinking and written expression that results from receiving information through images and short videos over time.
Big Data is characterized by a more appropriate way to deliver information in Internet streaming, aka: more data volume and less information, from the overall data volume of huge expansion to improve the efficiency of information delivery. The result is that information density has become lower.
Neil Postman’s “The disappearance of childhood” – “a new childhood culture characterized by visuals and images that are jumpy, uncritical, and without negative content. Adulthood degenerates back into childhood in the electronic world.
Adulthood and childhood in the age of images fade away together.” In the “fading of childhood”, children become “pseudo-adults”, while the “fading of adulthood” is actually a regression into “adolescents”.
It is worth mentioning the complex and delicate relationship between the logic of capital, the narrative of childhood in different contexts, and the ideology of capitalism, in which “children” are commodified in television commercials.
“Childhood” is an artificial concept. How should “childhood” be defined when consumption and bubbles persist?
More in study statement “context” . study statement link in LO1 ⬇️
Formulate, describe and implement a challenging and self-directed programme of study, relating to your Study Statement. (AC Enquiry)
୨୧ I developed and described my self-directed learning plan in my learning report. This document is in a constant state of flux.
୨୧First tutorial with Jonathan discussing digital aesthetics in a blog post, the appeal and limitations of the virtual.
“‘After technology replaces human thought, the boring becomes meaningful to us, and incoherence becomes reasonable.’……When the aesthetic response overtakes the cognitive response, it inevitably tends towards a permanent and widespread irrationality and anti-intellectualism. ……I think the appeal of digital is not the virtuality but the potential of digital. “
LO2 – Implement appropriate working methods for building an independent and effective self-organisation that enables the critical engagement with practice-based research. (AC Process)
I was initially debating two directions for the project: the redefinition of “childhood” mentioned above, and barrier-free art (conveying the same emotion and concept through different senses). In my initial study statement, I compared sound to Braille in a broader sense. The reason is that sound can be a midi-electronic signal, and for non-tactile information beings (ai, and so on) sound is more comprehensible than touch. When I suggested this I forgot about the hearing impact, the reality is that we still need to rely on the sense of touch for comprehension.
Around this time I received a request to collaborate on a project for the charity braille reading event. That’s side project 01. It kind of fits my definition of “barrier-free art”
୨୧ side project 01: kerf : collaboration project with the library braille reading event
I then focused on researching the redefinition of childhood, reading papers and books on communication, media and cognition, turning my attention to the relationship between children, capital and consumerism. We read papers and books on communication, media and cognition, turned our attention to the relationship between “children” and “capital” and “consumerism”, combined the theories of “the disappearance of childhood” and “the disappearance of adoulthood”, and started to prepare a major shooting project.
At this time, the inertia of the last side project led me to do another side project… I wanted to connect music with images. My first inspiration was a music greeting card, so I made an acrylic foldout and tried to use letterlocking to connect the printed image shell to the included music.
Then I suddenly realized that the CD box is actually the simplest letterlocking, so there was side projct: untitled.
୨୧ side project 02: untitled : collaboration project with RBG music lab
Both side projects actually revolve around my focus on “children”. I’ve been hoping to do a long-term project that stems from a worldview I’ve often thought of, where the mechanisms of the world exist in metaphorical ways. I have documented some relevant draft essays and small poems on my blog as inspiration. Discussed article revisions with Jonathan, mentioned Charles Dickens’ character names, etc., which is currently difficult for me to do…
୨୧ some drafts writing about the ’world‘ (not yet revised，just some records and drafts)
https://luoqiuhengtorus.gwm.app/time-is-winding-so-the-rooftop-could-be-the-courtyard/ https://luoqiuhengtorus.gwm.app/about-the-black-spiral/ https://luoqiuhengtorus.gwm.app/when-i-want-to-cry-i-see-creamy-bubbles/
I was inspired by the “practice passed research” and blog approach that I came across in unit1. Creating long-term projects in the form of “practice passed research” is not only a way to improve the work, but also a way to expand the understanding of metaphors and relationships between things from different perspectives, and a way to get closer to the mechanism.
୨୧ The final website for the work. I tried to make a separate website for my work in line with a long-term practise based research project.
LO3 – Communicate a critical understanding of your developing practice. (AC Knowledge, AC Communication)
୨୧ I know a lot of independent artists who make derivatives of their work, or whose work itself is geared towards selling. I’ve done curatorial work in art museums myself, so I’m more concerned about that. My undergraduate program included commercial design, and I have a big vision (or I take it for granted that this is the goal) of IP and making money. While not wanting to abandon that idea, I do have a hard time imagining work that isn’t influenced by that.
୨୧ I focus on visuals, symbols and personal style. I like Emma Pryde, Anna Bochkova, Silvia Noronha, etc. I like the combination of different materials and the field created by the physical installation. I have not yet had the opportunity to experiment with different materials in my current work, but I hope to be exposed to similar opportunities in the future.
୨୧ I don’t have enough time for RESEARCH. Some content would like to get more time to research. As well as I am not good at writing, it takes me longer to revise, so it is more difficult to express some contents and connections very accurately.