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A few photos from the exhibition 🙂

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– Listen! we have a new brief and I’m soooo confused with it!? :/

– Tell me more!?
– “Forgotten space” could be small or large… the proposal could be simple or complex, a commercial or public facility, a piece of public art or a new building(…)”
Main requirement – responds to surrounding area serves a function for the local community…….
(brief)
“Performance art” :/

– Okay, the Recorder project is completed 🙂

– and?

– well we had a presentation on Friday….. I hate my self when I need to present something!!

any way I think the project gone well. I’m not satisfy in 100% still will work on it, DEFINITELY!!!

But I’ve just found out a few hours ago that my project has been chosen for the exhibition!!

– Yeah! Well done!! So proud of you 😉

– A great exhibition isn’t  it??

– Aww yes fantastic! I’ve enjoyed a lot.

“Images made with a camera imply a documentary role. In contrast, camera-less photographs show what has never really existed. They are also always ‘an original’ because they are not made from a negative. Encountered as fragments, traces, signs, memories or dreams, they leave room for the imagination, transforming the world of objects into a world of visions(…)”

(www.vam.ac.uk)

Camera-less photographs can be made using a variety of techniques, the most common of which are the photogram, the luminogram and the chemigram. These techniques are sometimes used in combination.

 

 

– What we learned today?

– We learned what can be achieved by using camera-less techniques.

and the winner in the category – ” favourite exhibition” is:

Susan Derges!!!!!

 

Her work show the honest beauty and magic of nature.

 

Work of Susan Derges – I think my favourite exhibition.

She do cameraless images, ‘exposed’ outdoors – usually in the delicate light of night-time.

And whats even more wired and interesting, she used the landscape at night as her darkroom.

Her images are very beautiful.

“This picture came out of spending a long time in a field in Dartmoor national park. I had been observing the changing state of the environment there over five years (…)

I started by putting seed-heads, flower-heads and grasses into a large tank in my darkroom. Then I passed light through them to make silhouette shapes on the photosensitive paper underneath; this type of image is called a photogram. I then built up the sky by swirling ink-drops in water, directly on to the paper. Water behaves in very much the same way as clouds. The bottom section was made from earth and gravel, so you get the impression of a latticework, a pool of water, and cloud reflecting in it.

When I made the final photogram, I floated all the layers of material in water – so you get a little distortion, some cusping round the seed-heads. This gives a slightly ambiguous, magical quality to the image. The arch-shaped frame was inspired by Italian frescoes I saw in Siena; in my mind, it suggests a portal to another world. It also evokes the state of reverie and imagination that is triggered by the Dartmoor field. That, for me, is as important as the place itself. I wanted to evoke the feeling of lying down low in grass – a child’s perspective, or an animal’s.”

Susan Derges for Guardian

The world’s largest coffee chain reveals an updated logo, removing its ‘Starbucks Coffee’ wordmark.

 

 

– What do you think??

 

The new logo, which was introduced January 5th on the company’s website, retains the memorable “siren” that has served as Starbucks’ icon since the company’s formation in 1971. Dropping the ‘Starbucks Coffee’ wordmark, the company attempts to position itself to market other (read: non-coffee) products—over the past few years Starbucks has dabbled in musicice cream, and even booze.

“Even though we have been, and always will be, a coffee company and retailer, it’s possible we’ll have other products with our name on it and no coffee in it,” says CEO Howard Schultz.

Since its first location opened nearly forty years ago in Seattle, Starbucks has grown to become the largest coffee shop chain in the world with nearly 17,000 stores in 55 countries. Although the company has experimented with alternate logos (including the vintage logo at its flagship Pike Place Market location, or no logo at all), this update marks the first official logo change since the company went public in 1992

http://www.idsgn.org

 

– We have to get used to this ?! :/