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WEEK 5/6 | Material Culture

→ Because of the Festival Of The New we will not be meeting on Oct 3. I will check in individually with you via email. Make sure you submit your Research Sheet on or before Wed, Oct 2 (see below).

For Oct 10:
Urban Lab Experiment 2
Traces of the Everyday

→ Step 1 — Observe 
Use pencil and paper to create rubbings of surfaces or things related to your research inquiry.

→ Step 2 — Animate
Use these rubbings to create an animated gif in Photoshop.
Frames: at least 10
Color: black and white
Dimensions: free, stay below 1000px
How-To-Make-An-Animated-Gif
Tutorial

→ Step 3 — Share 
Upload the gif to our google drive.

Urban Lab Experiment 3
Found Objects

→ Step 1
“Browse” :
“See how you feel” by David Gibbs
“Triangle” by Bruno Munari
www.45symbols.com
Fill in the Research Sheet template (google drive). Make a copy of the google doc, add your content, download as PDF and send it in an email to Pascal on or before Wed, Oct 2.

→ Step 2 — Prepare
Collect Material. For the next experiment we will use found objects and print on them. Start collecting printed matter that crosses your way: flyers, poster, newspaper, magazines, cheap books from STRAND…. Try to find things that fit your research topic but also allow randomness.
What??? → See examples in right column.

→ Bring your Laptop to class on Oct 10

Oskar Fischinger: Kreise (excerpt) Realized with  GasparColorStudie Nr 8. More about Fischinger on CenterForVisualMusic

Viking Eggeling: Symphonie Diagonale. Paper cut-outs and tin foil figures were photographed a frame at a time. More information about Eggeling on MonoskopMore about Eggeling and his work

Inspiration:

Rubbings:
Maxmauro-Microhabitats
Texture Rubbing Collection Sheet by OLIVIA SUH
City Rubbings by Alexis Williams
Rubbings from Rose City by Christopher Gossett
Rock Drawings by Richard Long Concept

Animated Gifs
Examples: 1 2 3 4 5

Found Objects
Occupied Mono
Karel Martens
jekyll & hyde

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