Link to the final video:
Images from my process:
A link to the post of project proposal:
A 300 word paragraph:
I believed that art for the purpose of pollution should be seen by people as many as possible without any limit. In this kind of situation, the artwork should connect to people’s daily life, and been seen at every place, at every time, and by everyone. For example, I want to design several products that are close to our lives and can be seen or used by people in their daily lives. Artists can put the idea of protecting environment into the design by using materials like paper, wood, greens, soil, and glass. Then the public will be educated on those products all the time. Secondly, I want to direct a performance that shows through the form of video art. The reason why I want to do a video visual art, is because the video can be played at anywhere, and not only be seen in the galleries or museums. It can be seen by the whole public without the limit of race, gender, age, or country. This is the first time that I create an artwork based on a serious research. I learned a good research takes many times of revisions. Art should not only represents ourselves, but also represents the society. As an artist, we should always ask ourselves what do we want to presents to the audience; and how can we use the power of art to affect the public in a good way. This kind of thinking makes my studio project (performance art in visual video art) had become more meaningful and professional.
What was the greatest challenge and triumph you experienced on the final project?
Coming up an arguable topic was a changer for me. Then I needed go brainstorm my project’s idea based on the resources that support my topic. Then pick two strongest idea that can well transfer my research, and made mood boards to visually shows my project. And I find the hardest thing is to decide the topic. The video shooting cost me about 400 dollars, and I did everything by myself. I gathered all the materials that I need, then rent a studio for the shooting. After I directed the shooting, I edited the video by using premier. Though this project, I learning the full process of how to create a “meaningful” artwork. This kind of experience can help me to work with in a team or work by myself in the future.
What was your most successful project this semester?
I think this final project is my most successful project in this semester. Because, I very like the end looking for this project, and I think I learned a lot from come up an artwork through my research.
Describe a moment of learning during this course.
In the first class of this course, professor taught us what are the similarities and differences between system and Strat., and the professor gave us many examples of maps and graphs. That were somethings brand new for me.
What do you feel could have been improved about this course?
For the subway project, I think I did a good job on the Video. But I did not do well on the model making. I would like to practice my skill of make models, because it can help me visually transform my ideas.
What could you have improved on in your own efforts?
I think I had been improved on the way that I see a problem. Because I did not do well on redesign the subway. Therefore, whenever I have a problem, I will ask myself what is the best answer for this problem, then I will come up with a more valuable solution. The failure makes me improved.