Low Res – 3D Scans by Ben

I asked Ben, a fellow student, to show me how to create a 3D scan of my head.  He was very helpful and informative.  Subsequently, I was given instructions how to open an object file in Photoshop and manipulate the scan further.

The three images below show the three different angles of my face.  I exported them as jpegs to be able to include them in my blog.

Cheers Ben!

 

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Low Res – Seeing Collaboration Project. Day 1

This was a true ice breaking exercise, which allowed to erase boundaries between the online group and London based students.  The other benefits included integration of year 1 and 2 students, and most importantly, the project gave everyone an opportunity to expand their horizons and become much more experimental in the development of ideas and discussions of alternatives.  Ultimately, we all become much more sensitive in terms of our observations of the Universe and the attention to fine details.

Following numerous consultations, my group settled on an in-depth investigation of our current individual practices to make the project very experimental. Our creative intention was to develop a broad range of ideas rather than focus on a visual proposal for finalisation.

This proved to work very well and everyone made a valuable contribution to the dialogue of contradictory perspectives and the element of questioning of visual possibilities and their meaning. This process was supported be appropriate enquiring discussions and evidence of critical analysis.

All collaborative participants presented their research findings at the end of the day. We were the only group to remain open minded and approached the task with a truly experimental attitude; focusing on the reflective process rather than on illustrating the narrative.

 

A combination of group efforts put together on Padlet.

 

There are some action shots from the Low Res collaborative day project – Seeing.

 

Visit To The Saatchi

I have created a group chat on WhatsApp and included three of my fellow students, Michelle, Friederike and Matt.  My train arrived 2 hours late.  Nonetheless, we have all managed to meet up and view an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery together.  It was a great pleasure to finally meet them in real life.

The current group show on display is titled:

”Black Mirror: Art As Social Satire”

The highlights of my visit are below:

Thses medium to large scale paintings on canvas were created using and addition of UV paints. The surface of them was covered with wrinkles and scabs of dried impasto in contrast to smooth and glossy backgrounds. The exhibition was displayed in controlled light conditions with spotlights pointing at each individual piece.  I must say that the work was very visually appealing and quite fascinating to watch and discover intriguing and mysterious detail.

The artist made references to the degradation of nature and biological processes.

This is an exhibition of large pieces made from moulded metal with a heavy Emanuel layer, adding colour, dynamism and vibrancy.  The artist is now in his 80s and is of a Russian origin.

Preparing for the Low Residency in London.

I am really excited about preparing for the first Low Residency in London.

The programme looks very good and is packed with a wide range of activities, visits, lectures and collaborative projects.  I feel quite disappointed with the fact that I will I miss the second week of this residency due to work commitments.

I have already booked my train tickets and accommodation.

Hotel booking

Train tickets