Elina’s 10 ideas

Final project proposal:

For the final project, I want to create a video to show some abstract things according time. In my opinion, time is abstract because no one can see it or touch it. As people, we just create a way to measure it. I believe different people have different feelings of time. For this project, I will add my own emotion to show people the way I measure time. I will add different effects and sound to support my ideas.

10 Ideas:

1. Dream vs. Reality

Dream and reality are to different abstract spaces. The main is to tell the differences of dream and reality and how time act in these two different spaces.

2. Memoirs

People have different experiences and memories in their lives. Memories may be the best thing to prove that time passes all the time.

3. Day to Night & Birth to Death

The main goal is to create a video to show the different of daytime and night. I want to use a day to describe people’s lives from birth to death.

4. Explore a city

A city is a large space to explore. The main goal is to show a same space can be different in different people’s mind.

5. Emotion

People’s emotions are changing by time. Find different people and ask them to show different emotions at different time.

6. Real & Fake self expression

People act differently when they in front of others. I want create a video to show the two faces of people; how they spend time with others vs. stay by selves.

7. The power of time

Time is powerful because it can change everything and erase everything. I want to create a video to show how time makes problems not problems anymore.

8. Create a video to show that what will happen if time can stop to show the effect of time.

9. People have their own way to define “time”. To me, time is abstract, I always think about what is time and why it exists. I want to create video that expresses my feeling of time.

10. Time is cruel

Time never stopped for waiting anyone. People afraid of time because time makes them turn old and make people die.

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1 Comment

  1. John Roach · April 22, 2014 Reply

    I think there is a lot to be explored in the GAP between how we perceive time emotionally and how it might be measured otherwise.

    It sounds as if you are going to follow the idea of Dream vs. reality correct?
    If so, you will want to be sure that we understand that this is a meditation on TIME rather than on dreaming. Dreams are incredibly interesting and there’s a lot to explore, but it is easy to slip into something that loses the communication about the different ways that time is experienced in waking and in sleeping.

    What are examples you can connect your idea to?
    What are other cultural notions of time and sleep? (for example in some native American beliefs)
    What are examples in art? in film? in history? in science?

    Some places to begin:
    Dream journals by Graham Greene (A world of my own)
    Dream Journal by George Perec (La Boutique Obscure)
    Surrealism and dreams
    Oliver Sacks writing about speed and time

    Some artists that deal with dreams are:
    Jim Shaw
    Frida Kahlo
    Rene Magritte

    How might this project explore INSTALLATION. What does it mean for us to experience it in space?

    ALSO Here’s the original instructions for the proposal
    The project begins with a statement of purpose
    This is the what how and why of the proposal.

    What is the subject of your project? In other words, what is it about?
    How does the project propose to explore time? How is time a critical part of it? How is it meant to be experienced — Who is the project for? How does the context for the piece help to give it meaning?
    Why have you chosen this particular idea to pursue?

    Write a three paragraph initial proposal covering the What, How and Why of your idea.
    Posted this initial proposal to the blog with the following
    – initial sketches
    – relevant photographs
    – relevant research
    – draw connections to the Open Works examples posted on the blog

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