Looking back to the start of this project I can see that social media shares an integral part to the basis of today’s current world. The different abilities that it has towards connecting and disconnecting itself, is one that has allowed me to explore within the developed work. Positive feedback from different users, has enabled me to create different experimental pieces that further amplify the issue. Targeting various people by means of hash tags I created a small community that filters within my perception of virtual connection.
Before Setting off with this project I thought that the digital sphere that I was used to mainly that of Facebook was the only communicative social interaction that I could reach out to an audience. Having been forced to move away from Facebook and direct my reach in other social media platforms, it has truly showed me how limited and close minded is the Facebook sphere. Something that individuals in Malta have not truly yet explored.
What will happen Next?
I am very positive with this approach and through this experiment, I was able to acknowledge that the subject at hand is very elaborate and further investigation will reach into places that I have not yet discovered. In the coming months I would like to further explore and investigate these platforms within exposing the dichotomy that this interaction allows. Through my own brand identity as a freelance designer I will push and work into evolving my name towards projects as #thesocialreality under the name of michelinmission.
Sometimes you need to vent out the suppression that engulfs within this reality that we are unknowingly living in. Distant and away you need time to think and embrace this reality that identifies me from you.
In the past week I felt a huge element of frustration that this whole social media life that I am living in is providing me with. It is as though I am just enslaved to its power and the only interaction that I have with it, are needs and obligations that other want me to respond to. From Likes to hearts, to comments, and feedback, the social interaction seemed more than ever as something linear and anything but interactive.
This frustrated me in many ways. Although I cannot exactly provide a clear outlook to this frustration, I can use symbols to help out with explaining this overwhelming notion of being in such a position.
Looking into it as the way you look into food. The appearance to a delightful platter of crispy glazed onion rings with a side dish or what anything but great food, most of the time deceives within that instant bite you take. Realising that it was nothing that you have actually imagined off, creating the initial part of this disappointment.
Together with this social media tends to give us that instant pleasure that is most of the time superficially needed ;/ and suppressed the minute you eat everything and the only available button left would be the refresh button. Waiting hesitantly for that like, heart, news feed anything but new, for you to eat or find.
To think about it. I can think about thing , that is how mentally and physiologically drained we have truly become.
where on earth has that 7 year kid with passion to create and invent go? how did we survive before? how did other people survive without this bubble of us and no we?
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.
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.
Sometimes the most astonishing discoveries are reserved within the outdoors that we live in. Away and distant we tend to distinguish our parallels with those that surround us. The need to detach and merge ourselves on a lone journey will dis-value the greater discovery that lies within the connection that everything that surrounds me has on me.
Within the following posts I will be understanding and finding interconnecting parallels that will allow me to understand the environment that surrounds and all of us dissolve in.
In this work I have explored the different conceptual possibilities that Pinocchio’s cover could have. In this work one of my main motivations was that to challenge myself and try to work on a different approach.
In order to bring out such a different way a thinking, I have worked within conceptualizing and understanding the essence and significance that this narrations outlines. In the majority of the chases this narration cliche has been always that of Disney’s approach and the truthful nature that Collodi outlines is one that I have never explored. In this work the cards flipped, and I forced myself to look within the essence and the most crucial part of such a narration.
Within such a deep and analytical approach I was able to bring out the significance and the lack of dimension that Pinocchio had within that of mother hood. Despite the alluded significance that the white fairy portrays, the lack of mother to son connection is something that bears understanding to the way Pinocchio expresses himself with the rest of the world.
In the above attempts I looked within transforming this notion within the principalities of oil pastels conjoined within the textured rough surface. After a significant amount of attempts I came up with a concluding cover that summons my expression to such an interesting book.
The video Enigma is a work that documents and narrates an experience that is made up of multilevel degrees of contrasting parallels. Such a narration finds its roots and initiation in a static apparition of an ash tree that is placed, repeated several times within the same shoot. The viewer has no idea what is going to happen and thus the apparition of the opulent eye stands as a contrasting undertone that is quickly disturbed by the denser tree shoot that marks a significant contrast with the light tone trees exposed in the initial entry shoot. The eye stands as a blinking transition to the following development.
Although the viewer has no vacant notion of what the whole thing is about, the music directs the focus towards an internal part of a persona. The ambience upon which such a person is reliant and finding itself in does not seem to confine well, thus the round motion brings out an ideology of disorientation. The swinging and roundness found in shapes becomes denser and more constant as the film moves further. This elemental quality allows the viewer to become increasingly anxious and still unaware of what will happen further on to the next sequential shoots.
Time finds no sense of functionality as the sequence is pushed back and forth. Motion has no sense of space and is directed into revolving sequential narrative that makes the viewer think and sink deeper into the allegory that is found within such a persona. The only calming parallel that is seen within such a chaotic environment is the hands and the gestures that the persona is capable to establish.
This establishing shoot makes an initiation to more subtle shoots that eventually become increasingly effective through the development of such a narrative. The elemental quality of water and focus stands as a significant part of the development which tries to resolve the pre sequential environment that previously did not elude a sense of belonging. The environment is deeply evaluated and the following shoots bring out a new tonal element for this concept video. The inner qualities of different anatomical features that are distributed within different shoots bring out the inner formations that are of awakening for the persona within the narrative.
The saturated tonal values, allow the viewer to acknowledge the layered tones that such hues distribute to the elemental meaning of the shoots presented. The silhouette effect found within sheds an increasingly significant outline for such tonal shade. The persona within such a shoot finds a constructive freedom that is still undermined with the situation that it is facing. The oppressive yet playful act of bringing out geometric forms makes the whole thing interesting to value and keep in mind.
Although the narrative moves into a development that resolves into something of more aesthetical value to it one is able to still question the purposes of such a formation. The persona is the only motivator that can control the passage of time. A sudden glimpse of the subject takes motion and we are able to get into the inner physicality of this perspective. Movement follows a sequence that is recurrent from one stage to the next of the narrative.
Time starts to follow an increasing pace that allows the viewer to move into another stage of the narration. The sudden and drastic formation of such shoots make the viewer feel uneasy and unable to establish sense from the narrative that he is unconsciously trying to solve. Yet like before the faithful hand and the small beads stand as a relevance of such turmoil. The change in angle shoot brings out a significant understanding of such a narration.
Although everything stands as over passing and chaotic for the viewer the narrative finds tranquillity in this mayhem, that is phased in through taking the perspective of the camera shoot. The subtle light and opening up of doors and windows make the viewer anxious to know the purposes of such a development. Moving into light or into darkness?
The dragging waves that stand on the sea bed, let the viewer wonder the existentiality of such a scenario. Where has the persona vanished? The eye is foreshadowed again, and one can see that the inner sense of such a situation brought out an acknowledgement of something. Time and space are never as straight forward as one would appreciate to be.
But such a narrative allows the viewer to understand that life is a series of confusion and there is no sense of mundanely in its relevance. The depth of such images will always remain a mysterious allegory that only the voice within can shed an honest understanding of all the chaos presented.
Inspired from the first 3 pieces played in this album.
The playful poignant feel that such a music evokes shapes up an aesthetic that reveals something that is beyond my words. The flickering effect together with a resolving round tangibility that I am able to produce connect the three forces into a vivid consolidation of energy. The lightness and deep contrast that different harmonies result brings about a depth of great revelation. Something that I want the viewer to connect with and reinterpret with his individuality and perception ideology.
The clean aesthetic that this work brings out sheds a deeper understanding of my personality with the piece of Grappelli and his sound. The music Evokes a sense of liberation that brings out a development of such sort. The main principles are connected within each other and I am working hard to reveal the true energy that will transcend from one viewer to another.
The touch of bow pressure together with the beautiful sound of vibrato resonates within the structure that one can see from the above results. The poignant and beautiful abstraction that results make me feel deeper upon this connection that I am striving to achieve.