I handed in my last/third assessment for VAR100 yesterday. this is the last week of class. and also it’s O-week for my next subject VSW13 Fine Art Studio Materials (intro to sculpture). I don’t know much about sculpture apart from what I’ve learned in VSW100 & VAR100, so I’m looking forward to learning more and finding out where/if I might fit into the sculpture making mode. I think I’m tending towards etextiles / installation work / technology but also “slow” work, but perhaps I’ll be surprised with something new as I have been in previous classes. they’ve all been eye opening, especially the artist research (even if I write it up too slowly – am working on writing it up straight away for this class, this helped in previous class)
have been discovering and reading about Do Ho Suh’s frottage and fabric rooms – like “memory rooms”. Lois Weinthal’s article in “Textile Technology and Design: From Interior Space to Outer Space” relates them to Anni Albers’ “The Pliable Plane: textiles in Architecture” essay, as “third skins” after Suh described his relation of wallpaper as “clothing the house”. enjoying these explorations this weekend
am starting to appreciate the sculpture side of class too and see it might be more useful/related to textiles work (than painting – could do painting via short courses/weekends if not traveling). this textile technology stuff is pretty cool, would like to delve more into it. most of the research seems to be in UK though. am looking for some in Aus
I’ve just started VAR100 Art and Design Fundamentals at Curtin Uni / OUA. Am hoping to post more of the work-in-progress here this time. Already it looks like a fun subject though I’m sure it’ll be challenging also.