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Sunday, June 3

  1. page Zeyeon edited ZEYEON'S EXPERIMENTAL ART MAKING to get to my location and object i decided on a square cross-sec…
    ZEYEON'S EXPERIMENTAL ART MAKING
    to get to my location and object i decided on a square cross-section of Bondi Beach's streets taken from google maps
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    each fully visible street name was written on a separate piece of paper, placed into paul's hat and the first class volunteer picked a street name with their eye's closed, from the hat
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    out of the random selection mode i chose, the street name that was selected was blair street
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    when i arrived at blair street i found a beautiful pink shiny metallic looking plastic bag
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    CLICK HERE FOR EXPERIMENT #1
    CLICK HERE FOR EXPERIMENT #2
    CLICK HERE FOR EXPERIMENT #3

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Sunday, January 14

Sunday, November 27

  1. page Dominique Keighery EA 2 edited Random Generator Results Serendipitous Discovery Experiment 1 Experiment 2 Experiment 3 Results…

    Random Generator Results Serendipitous Discovery Experiment 1 Experiment 2 Experiment 3
    Results:
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    (slide show)
    (ABOVE) The results from the experiment, several ink splodges and spreads generated a series of random numbers. I then referred the the random grid and graph (BELOW) of my local area to direct me to the mysterious location.
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    The map (ABOVE) indicates the area I needed to go to, Pyrl Street, Artamon.
    At this location there happened to be a street garbage clean and each house had outside a mountain of rubbish. It did feel quite convenient to of been lead to this location.. Shown below in slide show.

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  2. page Dominique Keighery EA 5 edited Random Generator Results Serendipitous Discovery Experiment 1 Experiment 2 Experiment 3 Experim…

    Random Generator Results Serendipitous Discovery Experiment 1 Experiment 2 Experiment 3
    Experiment: 1
    Thought process
    The Croc shoe originated in 2001 and has over 300 styles made from a soft, foam material with odor resistant qualities(Crocs, 2013). Despite this, the shoe was initially created as shoe to be warn in nursing homes. Nowadays the brand supports over 4000 employees, is in business with 90 countries and has sold over 300 million pairs since 2002. With this in mind it seems unsurprising that this was the item I was lead to by my random generator. Needless to say, I didn’t pick up this shoe ‘just because’ but because the shoe made me laugh. This is because the shoe has received widespread attention for the way it looks. It was labelled apart of ‘The 50 Ugliest Shoes in History’ by New York Magazine in 2012. As well as this, the Croc shoe prompted a social media reaction through memes.
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    I took this research of mine as an instigator for my experimental art. I decided to dilute this situation by turning the shoe into something else. The first experiment I undertook turned the Croc into a stamp.
    Process / Result
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    Result
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    Success!
    Following this, I took the show and stuck pencils in the holes. This allowed me to draw with two colours at once and I found the experiment to be quite successful.
    Process / Result
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    Above shows how easily the Croc could be used to add more than one colour at once to the drawing. The holes over the Croc were perfect for the job.
    Lastly, I used the end of the shoe as a means for painting and attempted to do a self portrait. Again this was quite successful.
    Process
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    Final Image
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    Could the Croc be used as a paint brush? Yes. I tried to paint a self portrait using the tip as my applicator. I though the result was very original and with more practice, could have been better resolved.
    Final 300 word summary:
    The first experiment I completed consisted of three elements, using the Croc as a stamp, drawing tool and paint applicator. The materials used in this experiment consisted of paper, acrylic paint, ink and the Croc. The Croc shoe is an item largely recognised for its unfavorable aesthetic. For this reason I humorously picked up the shoe from the location I was guided to. I took this unpopularity as a stimulus for my experimental art project. I undertook experiments with the Croc unto do with its ‘shoe‘ label and this proved to be an interesting concept. Is an object confined to its intended use? Do objects have a multitude of purposes? Is a shoe really a shoe? Individually each element of the experiment is quite basic however they are an interesting idea. The concept became about the relationship between an object and identity. It was found that looks are deceiving and objects can be used in a variety of ways. The Croc became an art tool prompting further questions about our use of everyday objects. Are we over looking objects in our day to day lives, could there value be better served in another task? In the next experiments I hope to examine this relationship further and deepen my understanding of my serendipitous discovery.
    Sources
    "Frequently Asked Questions." Crocs Company. Crocs, 01 Jan. 2013. Web. 20 Jan. 2016.
    "The 50 Ugliest Shoes in History." The Cut. N.p., 08 Nov. 2012. Web. 20 Jan. 2016.

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  3. page Dominique Keighery 6 edited Random Generator Results Serendipitous Discovery Experiment 1 Experiment 2 Experiment 3 Experim…

    Random Generator Results Serendipitous Discovery Experiment 1 Experiment 2 Experiment 3
    Experiment 2
    The first sets of experiments generated for me an interesting experiment that I wanted to explore further. I discussed with Paul a possible experiment that would involve turning the Croc into paint brushes and creating art. I created a different sized brushes so that I would be able to experiment with the finish of my painting. As shown below:
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    Following this on my quest to create something beautiful out of something far from (Croc), I carefully selected the surface I would be painting on to further meet the aim. I chose to use a recycled canvas that depicts a self portrait I had painted when I was feeling down. In this painting I have used ash greys and dull blues to illustrate myself in sadness. As shown below:
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    For the subject of the painting I decided to take the old cliche ‘life is beautiful’ and use this as my stimulus. Here I turned to a beautiful story that gave me inspiration. When my mother was born my grandmother planted the seed of a Magnolia tree in he back yard. So the Magnolia flower works on two levels in full filling the ‘life is beautiful’ idea for the canvas. I printed off two images from Google of the flowers and begun to paint.
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    The process
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    Final Image
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    300 word summary
    An experimented was conducted which tested the ability for parts of a Croc shoe to be cut up and used as paint brush. It was found that the shoe could be transformed into paint brush and could produce works of art. The final outcome of the painting had an abstract, impressionistic style. This style of painting was a direct result of the Croc paint brush. The Croc shoe had the ability to create something beautiful from something ugly in more than one way during this experiment. Firstly, the Croc covered a canvas that previously depicted a depressing self portrait. Secondly by the subject matter of the completed painting illustrating bright colours and flowers. Overall the experiment was incredibly successful, especially during the creating process where I felt a sense happiness in covering the canvas. For the next experiment I am hoping to see where the Croc takes me.

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  4. page Dominique Keighery EA 2016 edited Random Generator Results Serendipitous Discovery Experiment 1 Experiment 2 Experiment 3 Random …

    Random Generator Results Serendipitous Discovery Experiment 1 Experiment 2 Experiment 3
    Random Generator Experiment
    Aim:
    The aim of the experiment is to measure the spread of water colour paints and ink to generate random numbers. The inconsistency between the amount of paint used and the type mean that this experiment is uncontrolled and random. The second part of this experiment will involve the splattering of paint to generate random numbers by counting the number of paint splatters.
    Dependent variable:
    The diameter (mm) of the water colour and ink measured horizontally through the centre of the page. The number of paint spots when splattered over the page.
    Independent variable:
    The amount of ink applied with brush to the page and the way it has been applied.
    Controlled variable:
    Type of paper and brush.
    Hypothesis:
    That as paint is applied without controlling the amount or type, the findings will become random.
    Utensils:
    red, green, blue, yellow coloured ink
    paint brush
    water colour paper
    pen
    Method:
    Draw a dot in the centre of 5 pieces of paper.
    Use paint brush to cover each page with water.
    Immediately after place paint onto the dot at the centre of the page.
    Spatter paint over water colour pages with alternating colours.
    Wait for pages to dry.
    Repeat with each colour of paint as many times are you like.
    Measure the diameter and amount of ink splattered on each page and record.
    Whatever number has been recorded the most is the chosen number. To allow for more randomness for recordings like 1.50 take 1 and 50 as two separate and random numbers.
    Once the number is selected refer to the randomized grid and go to the location that lies beneath. This will become the location that will unveil a serendipitous discovery. The grid to select number from is below.
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    Results

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Thursday, June 16

Monday, February 8

  1. page ALIA BUHRE RANDOM GENERATOR edited ALIA BUHRE RANDOM GENERATOR Alia Buhre Research ALIA BUHRE RESULTS Alia Buhre Experiment 1 Ali…
    ALIA BUHRE RANDOM GENERATOR
    Alia Buhre Research
    ALIA BUHRE RESULTS
    Alia Buhre Experiment 1
    Alia Buhre Experiment 3
    Alia Buhre Experiment 2
    Alia Buhre Experiment 4

    Idea: Initially wanted to create something using food, so I thought I would explore Potts Point for dinner (with my friend, Alessia)
    a place I haven't explored since I've been in Sydney.
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  2. page Alia Buhre Experiment 4 edited ... This alludes to ideas of conflict and war through the burning flame. I merged a 'heart-beat' s…
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    This alludes to ideas of conflict and war through the burning flame. I merged a 'heart-beat' sound in the video to create a bodily
    feeling from the plastic materiality. The melted plastic can also be viewed as a futility of violence and conflict in our everyday life
    ...
    precious time.
    RIP SOLDIER

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