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OVERACTIVATED

Online journal of Oliver Ma: Digital Artist & Designer

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Apr 21, 2014

olivercofa1001:

biljana1001:

Jonathan Hernández

Image 1 + 2

Vulnerabilia 2008-2010: Two frames of newspaper clippings. One filled with clippings of diplomatic agreements or handshakes amongst notable people, and the other filled with photos of casualties. This piece presumably brings to light the realities often euphemized in diplomacy.

Image 2. 

Estado Vacioso V, 2009

Newspaper cuttings, 98 x 71.5 x 4 cm

Love the contrast between the two frames of newspaper clippings in the first artwork. The sum of the two images, smartly edited together, surpass the impact of its individual parts.

Apr 11, 2014

olivercofa1001:

ATTACK OF GODDERFLYZILLA!!!

Apr 7, 2014

olivercofa1001:

Our second attempt at stop-motion animation incorporates more found objects by “editing” them into a scene.

Apr 7, 2014

olivercofa1001:

Our initial attempt at experimenting with stop-motion animation. We made a bunch of disorderly toothpicks form a hexagon shape (editing?).

Apr 7, 2014

allurint:

Oliver and I picked a few random objects and decided to edit them together to create a new meaning from the seemingly disconnected objects. We decided to create an artificial landscape out of the objects. Through editing we were able to organise the objects and ideas into our refined, final project.

Stay tuned for our stop motion, ‘ATTACK OF GODDERFLYZILLA!!!’

(via olivercofa1001)

Apr 7, 2014

olivercofa1001:

biljana1001:

Ann Hamilton

tropos | 1993-1994

Dia Center for the Arts
New York, NY

'In this work Hamilton continues her investigation of reading as literal absorption— erasing mechanically reproduced letters with the measured sensory, repetitive acts of the body and adding a new mark of unmaking, or rewriting, the page. For her installation tropos at the Dia Center for the Arts, New York in 1993, in a room with a floor covered in horsehair, an attendant read each line of text silently while at the same time, with an electric burner in hand, burned each line from the book as it was read, causing the air to fill with acrid smoke. For Hamilton, the smoke itself is part of the language of remaking, for “the transformation of the text — printed word— to smoke is reabsorbed as smell by the hair of the floor; thus word is again materialized.” The large sum of books in the resulting collective object —48 in total—reflects the duration of the installation, which was in situ for nine months. ’ FROM 

Fairly disturbing take on the simple act of reading! For some reason this reminds me of the film Se7en.

Apr 7, 2014

olivercofa1001:

Here’s a music video that I felt to be particularly relevant to this week’s topic of Erasure.

"Spanning 4 seasons in only three minutes and thirty seconds, this video depicts the idea that we only have a short time to be noticed and have our voice heard before we pass on. We witness the life and death of Chet Faker as he sings the chorus to his latest single "Talk Is Cheap"."

Apr 5, 2014

olivercofa1001:

The creation of marks can “erase” the area in which you make the mark. Experiencing with different ways you can erase paper.

Mar 31, 2014

olivercofa1001:

experimentalprocess2014:

Assessment 1 Portfolio Presentation!

If you need some ideas for how to present your images as a portfolio, the Queensland State Library has an excellent collection of artist books to inspire you - many of which are digitised. Have a browse!

Image: Linda Newbown, Tennis ball, 2001, Boundary Press: Canberra, A.C.T.

Interesting to see a common object repurposed to become a publication.

Mar 31, 2014

olivercofa1001:

The torch light diffused in interesting ways when shone on paper cutouts hanging from the ceiling.

Mar 31, 2014

olivercofa1001:

Combining several paper cutouts produced even more interesting results.

Mar 31, 2014

olivercofa1001:

Interesting to see how different light angles casted by a torch interacted with my cutouts. One of the casted shadows looked pretty menacing.

Mar 31, 2014

olivercofa1001:

Have I created more marks during my process of mark making?

Mar 31, 2014

olivercofa1001:

In my final paper cutting experiment I combine organic and geometric patterns.

Mar 31, 2014

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