Tuesday, September 21, 2010

whee eee deee theees.

I yam an arteest becayuz eeet feeyuls gewd. I mayude a profeyushunal chowice tew be an ayurtist.
I think that the surroundings of my youth pushed me to make art. The first time i viewed a series of Rudolph Schwarzkogler photographs it pushed me to take my views on, and the production of, art in a more serious manner.

I think that my time spent in grade school, as well as high school, has lead me to undertake the project that i am currently working on. I believe that my current projects are an extension of my early innocent views of people that I felt were living on the outside of society, and the beauty that I felt was viewable in their lives.

mocko statemento

                                                 “sometimes i sit and look at life from a different angle.”

                                                                           Tupac Shakur quote
My work consists of separate attempts to document my views and experiences with low brow culture, and the relationship that it shares with  mass culture. The struggles and fears of the general population to understand youth and counterculture are coped with visually through the means of photography and installation. The attempt to portray beauty through those pushed to the edges of our  society is a constant struggle in the work. The cliche of  a troubled youth  is broken down, reassembled, and portrayed in a completely different manner than it would have been portrayed  through the eyes of someone living within the boundaries of common society.

summary of readings for the day...oh no.

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction-
     I do not understand why the author has to be so neurotic when delving into the reproduction of art. It is a widely accepted fact that when art has been massively reproduced it becomes more accessible to the masses. I believe that when art theorists speak so vaguely about art, they try and sum so many different groups of people in to one body that functions as a whole.
     One must make obvious decisions when contemplating wether or not to reproduce a piece. If one has not taken such things into consideration i do not believe that the piece may even be called art.

What are some negative aspects that could possibly come about when reproducing a piece?
How does this article apply to todays art world/market?
Why does the author speak of art as though it has a spirit?

The Death of the Author- I was confused when The "person" of the author is being discussed. I saw no relevance to the "person" and capitalist society. Roland Barthes speaks highly and nostalgically of the author, but at the same time he speaks very critically of them throughout the article. I would like to state that this article has no relevance or impact on the process in which I create art.

Why does the Author come off as being a smug asshole?
What positive impact could reading this article have on my art?
Are there other philosophers who would categorize themselves with this author?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


The reading today was insanely neurotic. I don't think that this chapter will aid me in anyway shape or form in the way that I create or hypothesize art. Lastly... I hope that I end up reading something worthwhile for the next assignment that will actually motivate me to be creative.