cortina (at Talmadge Bridge)
to draw with shape (at Bergen Hall)
to draw with shadow
while studying architecture, the first year happened to be very conceptual. one of our first assignments (if not the first) in design i was to define space with a model. of course, it would be interpreted in countless ways, but the assignment had model-building rules that limited and narrowed these options significantly. having finished this project, everyone ended up with their own personal appreciations of what space is. it can turn to a really extensive discussion but in essence, what helped me define space were limits themselves. space being actively defined by limit, by walls, bu the container, by lines, and so on. this is something that became a standard knowledge, always present like a basic philosophy.
but does it work in a metaphysical way?
today i saw a video of lady gaga answering a question by marina abramović: “who creates limits?” lady gaga explains how we create our own limits. that led me to think, can we and our creative power as “space” can even exist or excell at any level without limits? She describes abramović as a limitless human being, she’s a free bitch, baby!
however, this releases some questions as lady gaga overly describes (in kind of a drunken way) one of her favorite performances by her: “Rythm O”, where she stood in front of the audience and placed 72 different objects (like scissors, a gun, a bullet, a knife, etc.) on a table. the audiencecould do with these objects whatever they pleased as abramović stood there, detached of her sorroundings. so, this is a demostration of being limitless for lady gaga, but at the same time, this piece wouldn’t have had its outcomes if it weren’t for the limits. it tests the audience’s boundaries during the performance, that eventually start to crumble thanks to abramović’s detachment, but as somebody breaks out pointing the gun at her, another person decides to stop him/her, a new limit arises. limits define the space, but it does not stop it.
october 31st, 2012
eu samba! me for angelique matthews. thanks to my assistants @ichristianrodriguez & zach (at Bergen Hall)
had the awesome opportunity today of meeting @thiswildidea and his dog maddie! they hung around with us at seminar ii class.
we did critique as usual, great input, she tried to go for my chocolate covered espresso beans all the time, which i don’t think it’s really good for a dog, but his dedication to what he does just agrees with something that has been bouncing in my mind constantly, which is not just the fact of loving photography, but the fact of having something to say and doing it.
going through stacks of photographs, already decided on my paper topic for my history of modern architecture class, i’m excited that it deals with architecture in puerto rico, so i can use it to support one of my personal projects dealing with it, but i get easily distracted when it comes to researching. for seminar 2 i decided that the concrete is settled enough to be continued another time, so i’m working on a project dealing with puertorican’s cultural identity by using our known phrase “mancha de plátano” as the main idea. some other collaborations on the side too.
been enjoying some pilates and ballet barre classes to dedicate some time to something else than school and feel better, although certain things have been cramping my self-esteem little by little, or heavily. still no internship, been submitting to some contests, excited for SCAD silver & ink photo show and portfolio reviews, not excited about the quarter going so fast. somebody told me about the eddie adams workshop, feel like i should give it a shot. at this point i have to give anything a shot, but i don’t know if i’m doing enough.
my first #cinemagraph! (Taken with Cinemagram)
Lisa Immordino Vreeland & Dean Fink at @SCADMOA for the Diana Vreeland documentary film #SCADstyle <3 (at SCAD Museum of Art)
it’s fasho shooting time again! menswear edition (at Bergen Hall)
c-port (at Bohemian Hotel Rocks on the Roof)
it’s spring, but it’s not feeling like it yet. the quarter just started, my seminar ii class turned out to be bigger than expected, i feel like an outcast in history of modern arch, and business practices seems like it’s going to be fun because of the people. this next summer will be my last summer while in college and guess who hasn’t had an internship yet? me. feels like just being good* is not enough and that i’m doing a terrible job getting myself out there.
medium format hasselblads are available now on the overnight checkout with 18 mp digital backs. the sensors are already kinda old school and the white balance is kinda funky, but can’t beat the lens, it’s amazing. took me a while to get used to the mechanism.
spent a good amount of time doing some photo building lovin’ already in the first day since i got in the silver & ink show, i decided to stick with inkjet and print it myself than to do a c-print, which would be easier considering they wanted it larger than what i specified. but you know, i’m an inkjet diva, i enjoy the paper choices and the archivability.
it’ll be an interesting quarter.