Posts Tagged ‘superstition’

some inspiration

February 21, 2012

This week I have been to the British Museum. I went to the African, North-american and Mexican rooms (where I didn’t go before) and I have put above my favorite objects from each room.

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April 5, 2011

Trying things out for the piracy project…

First trial ☟

Second one (which I prefer because it somehow mimics the traditional book layout) ☟

PIRACY ☠

March 28, 2011

New work with the Print Matters and And publication on reproduction. We have to choose a book (or an extract) and reproduce it (at its widest sense). For us print matters, Rathna added a other element to the brief, we are going to send our book (each one of us has one section and the book is a collection of projects) to an organisation, and our text and its reproduction will be context specific.

Anyway, my text is an introduction to the definition of pseudo-science ▾

I thought that it would be relevant to look at the copyright law to find a tweek to reproduce the content, and I came across something called incidental inclusion. Basically it’s when, for example, a piece of work is in the background of a photo, or if a music is played when recording a movie, etc. SO, what I am doing is taking photos that will ‘incidentally’ contain the text.

tarot introduction

January 6, 2011

❄❅❆ Mid-Break ❆❅❄

December 25, 2010

I wasn’t sure wether or not post something over the break, but I did.

What happened so far?

Caandides’ gig last week. It wasn’t to great, we had a lot of technical issues such as missing colours and a cropped screen. But I made the “porn” movie for winter VII ☟

I will post the video when I figure out how to lighten it.

I also worked out the pixels thing ☟

Same here I will try to make a video of it that I can publish here.

I also started my analysis for the Prototypes brief☟

I really want to focus on the object and how we use it rather than the layout design. I am looking at the different positions we read and how we hold the book. This idea came from my laziness when reading in the sun, but sun is hard to find at the moment, so I extended to everyday positions.

Finally I think I am on a good way for my first self-initiated brief. I am working on the tarot cards. I made lots of research and found amazing facts that I will detail later. But so far for this project I could design a couple of decks (there are different styles and illustations), or create a new style, or make one from Antique Egyptian civilization (you’ll understand later). In the meantime I will just show a couple of images…

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December 8, 2010

Below are the notes I brought for my presentation today…

superstitions, spectacles, screenprinting, paradoxes, nonsenses, absurdities, irony, questioning traditions, ornaments, patterns and visual experiences

What do we rely on to find answers?
religion, superstition, science, sects, tradition

religion (and science?)

superstition > subdivision of religion?
↑ rituals spectacles performances > sects
these use rituals from touching wood to rites of passage, trances etc. are rituals sacred or secular

weight of the tradition?
‘objectively as independently of tradition’

group effect?
‘people asseses their judgments and opinions by comparison with those of others’

paradoxes?

My interest:
why do we need them?
how are they created?
what effect on people’s thinking and behavior?

how does this lead to rituals?
what kind of rituals do exist?
what is a ritual?
what is a performance?

from beliefs to rituals
from thought to actions

ritual tree ☞

+ ritual as
part of evolutionary development of animal
as structure with formal qualities and definable relationships
symbolic systems of meaning
performative actions or processses
experiences

another definition ☟

Not the real event but a representation>ritual bridges, rites of passage. ☟


+history of rituals greek and hebraic christians> fertility rites, human and animal sacrifices, sun worship>violence
ex wrestilng or art performances

Burden: performances in which personal danger becomes art ⤩

video

Stelarc: overcoming body capacities ⤈

video


examples of how beliefs/superstitions affect behaviour:
> belief of witchcraft that lead to thousands of death
> the story of a woman that was told by a medium that she would die that day, surgery doesn’t die but then rush of adrenaline kills her self
>if belief that £ will fall, people sell their holdings therefore £ falls
>friday 13

superstition as a neurotic defence or to fulfill some needs of human life


>>>cannot prove nor disprove

science ☟

+ separation of state and science?

Superstition as ‘result of errors of observation’ or ‘bias enters into the observation and distortion of them, selective forgetting’
example scribble on a blackboard expriment
the conviction of the omnipotence of thoughts
FREUD: ☟


feedback

Have a look at Marina Abramović, Günter Brus and the Viennese Actionism, Bantjes about pattern, and the first section of R. Girard des choses cachées …

Also the theme is too broad so I should start with one precise seed and then broaden, suggestions were:
looking at objects
mexican rituals
routine
patterns
everyday rituals (different from routine?)
rituals in design
what do rituals mean?
calming down and concentrating?
communal experiences
rituals in religion, art, superstition, science
symbolism
convention
filter what interest me

I think I want to start by looking into the definitions of all these words and then choose one?