25 March 2009

Some pics

So I had my first crit yesterday. A tutor and a group of other students gathered in my studio:

I gave them a questionnaire:

A The content (images and text) of some of these paintings was intentionally chosen, but for others the content was randomly generated according to a system of rules. Does knowing this, but not which painting is which, affect the meaning of the paintings?

YES  NO 

Comment: ............................................................................................................................

B Please indicate whether each painting has a meaning:

1. YES  NO  Comment: ......................................................
2. YES  NO  Comment: ......................................................
3. YES  NO  Comment: ......................................................
4. YES  NO  Comment: ......................................................

And I showed them paintings 1–4:

My favourite comment for painting 1 was 'Neo-conservative rebellion'.



You can't see it cos I haven't painted it in yet, but the last one says 'the lure of sudden evil'.

After everyone'd filled in the questionnaire, we had a nice discussion.

2 comments:

No. 0003 said...

Was it a useful experience?

David Cauchi said...

Yes, it was. Not only did I get some good responses to the questionnaire, but I got accused of being an 'arch-manipulator' and of trying to subvert the crit: 'to critique the critiquers'.

It was a useful exercise all round, even the gruelling two and a half hour seesion on Wednesday. We had a different tutor then, and they ripped into one person's work, calling it an 'infantile, puerile ... insult to performance'.

I felt a bit cheated I hadn't had him for mine.

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