Heather Dimarco

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Go Figure

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Just got out new 5 week brief, go figure. Using the human figure as your initial point of reference and development, initiate and develop ideas for a site specific/ public art work.  

Im unsure whether i should continue with the themes that arised in the inside/out brief or whether i should start a fresh. I want to continue on with those ideas but as its a site relevant art work im not sure whether i need to start investigating a possible site that would relate to the work i have already produced or whether i should continue to develop those ideas and then come up with an appropriate site. 

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September 26, 2007 at 12:50 pm

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Inside/out video

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What is more important the images created or the process involved? I decided to film myself writing my thoughts and feelings on my neck. As the neck is almost always exposed its naked, so to me its very vulnerable.

After showing the video the response i received was that it was very hard and uncomfortable to watch. Almost as though you were actually watching someone cry and going through there emotions.   

I now want to try and explore and represent the themes of trust/betrayal in my work. This became a important part involved in making the images where i was wrapped up in my dairy pages and writing on my body. The idea of having to use someone else to help you create or finish your work. The idea of being in a vulnerable position and having to trust someone to set you free!  

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September 26, 2007 at 11:22 am

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Pillow book by Peter Greenaway

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September 21, 2007 at 9:25 pm

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Response to Inside/Outside brief

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With these images i wanted to show how restricted your thoughts and emotions can make you feel. By wearing your thoughts on the outside of your body i think this alone puts you in a very vulnerable position. When producing these images a friend helped me write my thoughts on me, this made me think what was more important, the process of me writing my own thoughts on myself or the trust involved in letting some else do it.

This became even more apparent when i tried my next idea of taking pages of my dairy and wrapping myself up in them being totally restricted and having to completely trust the person i was with. It was a very scary thing to do as i could not see and could not move any part of my body as i was tried with rope. The process of wrapping myself up in my thoughts and then being in such a vulnerable postion was more successful than the actual images i regret not filming the experience as i doubt i will ever do it again.

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September 20, 2007 at 9:46 am

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Inside/Outside

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Just been given our second brief of the year, inside/outside a much more open brief as the inspiration for the work can come from anything you find to be of interest and relates to the theme. The emphasis in this project is as much on the research and analysis as it is on the final work.

My first thought is to concentrate on the body and the relationship between the happenings on the inside in comparison to whats happening on the outside. I intially started to looking at pregnancy and the thought of life on the inside and death on the outside and vise versa. The emotional bonds that are created and then taken away. The space that is left. And who decides this? I think this is a very personal topic and im unsure whether i could really successfully represent this in two weeks.

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I moved to emotional expression and how what can be happening on this inside is not always protraited truthly on the outside. I started looking at the difference between men and woman when it comes to emotional expression and learnt that research has showed that keeping a diary is linked to improved phsical health as its an outlet for emotion expression. I then thought about the inability to transmit, receive and manage emotional messages. ‘Never judge a book by its cover’. I am however very conscious that this is very similar to what i was looking at during the protection brief of last year, but all i seem to be drawn to it very similar in connection so im going with it. I intend to start investigating different ways of expressing your emotions and how they can restrain you if you are not successfully able to communicate this.

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September 13, 2007 at 2:47 pm

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Restricted Brief

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The first brief of second year HND was a restricted brief to create a permanent piece of art work for a lawyers office in a A listed Georgian building in the Rutland square. The art worked needed to be respectful of its location and reflect the main are of their business ( criminal law, family law and conveyances), the family and history. As the lawyers office has just completed a 0.5 million pound refurbishment the art work cannot be hung on the walls or from any fixtures. No electricity will be supplied.

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September 13, 2007 at 12:25 pm

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