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Snippets of my contextual study:

Attention!  The mundane and the everyday art object have escaped from the gallery in search of becoming a poetic art object in a lived-in space.

 In this study is to make an examination and argument of the use of the objects of everyday life in art works.  ‘The Everyday’, not just the objects but also the experience, the affect and the effect of the objects as used by other artists that is significant for this study. Encompassing this idea in my studio practice, which explores social and cultural artefacts that are redundant, worn, and memory laden.  Using these everyday historical objects that encompass powerful personal symbolism, their huge wealth of themes have led me to explore the poetic depths of the fragility of memory. Through the transformation from an everyday object into a contemporary artwork, investigating these qualities through art, not the everyday per se, only in the way that it touches on art.

As poet Frank O’Hara called himself the “balayeur des artistes or sweeper up after artists. Poetry uses images that affect one’s soul without obvious reason or apparent fact.  Poetic imagery fuels a reaction from the reader-audience that appears to come from a forgotten image

The poetic approach will involve examining and recognising the level of the importance of memory and experience to the imagination. Using phenomenology, the deeper study of personal experience pushing aside the excessive clutter and assumptions, and illuminate how the individual perceives specific situations and to describe it rather than explain it. (Lester, S. 1999).   I will also consider different critical positions such as the sociological ideological approach referred to as ‘everyday life’.

Theory in the everyday -In Reading the Everyday, Moran, has noted that the, boring aspects of daily life, instead of calling it ‘everyday’ the French have a more precise word “le quotidien”.

Contemporary perspective British writer Joe Moran, a cultural historian focusing and introducing me to how theorists argue that the mundane is evident in global processes, but still faithfully connected to local histories and conditions.

As opposed to Bachalards imaginary world (acknowledging a world outside) he is concentrates on his inverted poetic version of it.   How his demands awareness and reflects different ways to view the everyday will be explored from poetics to the commodification and propaganda introduces in depth the books and key texts to back this up.

This is link to his blog


Posted February 14, 2012 by annallewellyn

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