Today it was a huge struggle, I found myself in some dilemma and keeping my threshold high can at times, be a trigger for me to actually feel annoyed and at times upset.
Some things that I should keep in mind to move forward, is that all things that are new can be a huge struggle at first, and Rome was not built in a day, but through small steps I can achieve big heights.
To this I will keep you with a small thought for today. I came from nothing and wherever I’m going I don’t know, the challenge that I have in front of me is something that I have to conquer to move forward for my dream.
Off to challenge myself one more time.
Persistence and endurance will make you omnipotent. Casey Neistat
For today’s agenda I shall talk about the aesthetic and narrative that I am developing so far. It’s a bit complicated but bare with me.
So as I said earlier before the narrative that I am exploring is that of an individual that is facing inner dilemma, and he escapes within the wonders of his inner childhood and dreams. It sounds complicated, and to some extent it is. Nonetheless, what I am trying to capture is an aesthetic that delineate and submerges well the scope and resonating factor of the medium in the context of the narrative.
This in all intent is possible, yet I am finding it hard to actually express it in solid 3d spaces. To this I have been considering shifting the essence of 3d aesthetic into something that is more 2d in a bear essence. This sounds awesome, but developing enough power to gain this is somewhat hard and I need a vibe of momentum that will ignite me to find something interesting within.
Looking through splendid work of Glenn Keane and his wonders, I was awestruck how such a 2d animator could evoke 3d elements even within the essence of flat planes.
I know that here there is something deep through which I should look closer. There is something deep, that if I analyse deeply I will find my way into expressing this confusion of thoughts that I have within my head.
‘Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.’
The narrative that I am currently exploring is emerged within the development of a character that is finding struggles within the inner self. The idea behind this narrative is about how this struggle will take this character into places and with some perseverance and obstacles a long the way he will define and transform into realizing the definition and permanence of being in this world.
A very brief synopsis but to some extent this character is still an unfinished development and I am still letting my thoughts breath within this brainstorming.
The visual attempt to this approach is one that is mostly taken within hybrid formation of different media and development. In this manner I would be allowing the definition and understanding of these chaotic thoughts to have their freedom and expressive freedom.
‘Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle’
Looking back to where it all started one should be startled to realize that we all came from one foundation. Today I came across something an artifact that has been part of my past. Although it might not connote anything for some individuals, I believe that looking back into any past, one can trace and understand the essence and presence of being this present individuality.
There is a moment in this film, where you forget that its a movie and you get mesmerized within the wonders that lie within the french caves. Away and still these images narrate something more profound than any technological advancement in this current world. Although only through film one is able to perceive this beauty, one come to terms to realize that the most profound wonders lie within the simplicity of our hearts.
To this I was drawn to look and develop something that meant and created a meaningful venture within this development. Although I clueless immersed myself into this, I started to acknowledge powerful synergies within these paintings.
Synergies that took me back to my past. Where all I saw was magnified with my own perception. The funny thing is that I still find myself that same crazy kid from the inside despite the physical growth that I have undergone.
In this way is everything we do in life has a certain permanence to its unfolding?
Is it something that can never disappear or it is bound to be forgotten to the instance we think about doing it?
OK. I know it’s Friday and I am posting this all of a sudden. But after a long stagnation in my creative bubble I feel that it is prime time, I let loose and start sharing my work. My thoughts and my creative impulses. I apologize for practically abandoning all of this and practically leave everything quite dormant.
Funnily enough I felt a great sense of frustration and to some extent I was not prepared to continue writing about my work. Which is sad, but at the same time it paved way for me to grow and understand who I really am. As an creative in this chaotic environment called life.
Well why I am here.
For a simple fact I need to get my thoughts liberated and I feel that here I can share whatever I want. In whatever ways and content.
Today, as per usual we had a guest speaker from BlueZoo, and what struct me the most is that the frustration and eagerness to learn and limitation of time is a resonating element that is within all of us. Animation and the life that you end up living in, as a student does not seem appealing and that is true.
Yet, what strikes me the most, although this medium is relatively new within my creative capability the ultimate results and beautiful creations that we all can create all profoundly come to one whole at each and every project. No matter the heart aches and the sleepless nights, and crazy mental dilemmas that I face. Looking at in the end I always feel a sense of pride and excitement.
Although I have only five months to go in this beautiful place, I will let nothing stop me from achieving whatever I have always set my mind in doing. I know that it is going to be super hard, and I will loose it from time to time, but I feel that this is the right point and I can achieve it no matter what others might think.
I will not let fear destroy this creative bloom that I have been holding from when I remember.
Day 1 will always be the hardest. But the mission will never end.
Sometimes you need to step away from what you re presenting and analyse to full extent what you would like to achieve with all of this work. Through the past months I have been working and developing my skills into becoming better and more proficient in what I do.
Rediscovering techniques, reanalyzing methods of practices I started to understand how much I still have to understand within this world that I live in.
From pitching, to project management, to Python and all the chaoticness that logic brings with, diverged into compositing and animation configurations, I have given myself time to learn and digest all the greatness that knowledge and time can offer.
The missions will soon take of to a new level of grandiosity. I belief that great things will come my way.
3 Teching Hsieh – We are bodies that repeat and repeat. This work is about an artist that punched clocked for every hour of every day for an entire year. Taking photographs he documents the mundane process that of revealing the vernacular state of being human.
“I’m just basically passing time”
This element contributed to the way I wanted to present the contrasting parallels that social media has on its user. We are individuals that from crack of dawn we wake up interacting within this space and until the end of the day we breath social media.
The conflicting dichotomy that this media retains is the beauty of exploring the limitations that reality restrains us to obtain.
Week 1 has focused within the individual reality that we exist in. The main inspirations that helped me formulate this week set of photographs were the following narratives and facts that I was able to retrieved from surfing the web.
Russian Photographer who experiments with an interesting APP – Findface and through this app he is able to identify anonymous people he has photographed bringing to light not only the issue towards privacy and data protection, but it brings out an important element to the way we are living. The high media/ digital data is taking over our capabilities to acknowledge the individuals in front of us.#thesocialreality
Looking within the following data development, I question wether the next generation of art making, will take such an approach, and in galleries we will only have mutations
Throughout the past two weeks, I have worked upon discovering and analysing the element of social reality within the eye of a mobile phone. Through this development I started to formulate ideas that move along the elemental quality of living within such a contemporary setting of engaging and exploring the possibility to communicate with one another.
Within the work that I developed, a recurrent influential element transmitted from one work to the next. The element of constant detachment and connection, started to bring out the elemental dichotomy of the whole situation. The beauty that such a medium and interaction allows, ventures within the difficulty to resolve into the ability to connect from one matter to the next.
The sense of numbness and vernacularity that this work is providing, unveils a clear insight to the reality we are all engaging with.
Follow the process on Instagram @thesocialreality – daily uploads are shared following this dichotomy.