Collapsing Colonialism (w/ Manu Mukherjee)
12/24/2015 Vialogues : KQED Art School
KQED Art School
In the latest episode of Art School, Mukherjee unpacks the narrative and details behind her newest piece, Home and the World, which examines cultural hybridity, the aftermath of colonialism, and feminist questions.
I invite you to observe. Personally, I am looking for advice that crosses over into my interests in creative process and artist identity. M Tellio01
M Tellio01: Note: making art is about paying attention. 29 minutes ago
M Tellio01: Note: art is about letting the process speak to you about what it needs to be. 28 minutes ago
M Tellio01: Observation: I see order. I see chaos. I see boundaries between the two. I see the big painting as the strange attractor for both chaordic activity AKA creativity.
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M Tellio01: Observation: interesting verb here, collapsing. Is it active? Is Mukherjee collapsing the idea of colonialism or is the idea of colonialism collapsing of its own weight? OED def:
1.1 intr. To fall together, as the sides of a hollow body, or the body itself, by external pressure or withdrawal of the contents, as when an inflated bladder is pierced; to fall into a confused mass or into a flattened form by loss of rigidity or support; to break down, give way, fall in, cave in; to shrink suddenly into a smaller volume, contract.
24 minutes ago
M Tellio01: Note: paintings and film, separate because processes were separate for her, pre-digital. 23 minutes ago
M Tellio01: Note: Her products include photos, painting, digital images 22 minutes ago
M Tellio01: Note: She calls her digital things "hybrid film" 21 minutes ago
M Tellio01: Observation: she notes that there were no words for the new stuff she was making and doing. Felt the same way with the term multimodal object to describe zeega creations: http://zeega.com/...
18 minutes ago
M Tellio01: Note: the making of her hybrid film "Home and the World" 17 minutes ago
M Tellio01: Note: governing question is whether or not women can just move from the domestic to the civic without the intermediating 'corridor'.
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M Tellio01: Note: 236 layers in film. 14 minutes ago
M Tellio01: MOves from one layer of corridor at beginning to the shadowy image of the copper lady, the Statue of Liberty slightly off center, at the end.
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M Tellio01: Note: she decided that the first half of film was going to be the corridor falling apart. 12 minutes ago
M Tellio01: Note: she wants to make corridor, a totally synthetic object, physical. 11 minutes ago
M Tellio01: Note: each shape individually animated. 10 minutes ago
M Tellio01: Note: As it "collapses" colored shadows are walking through. 10 minutes ago
M Tellio01: Observation: persistence of image and memory idea here. Our acts leave shadows, prints, layers, ghosts to be filmed. 8 minutes ago
M Tellio01: Note: she needed a transitional trope to get past the colonial image of the corridor--a sweeper. 7 minutes ago
M Tellio01: Note: she tries to mashup both smooth and easy along with jammed up. Observation: a layered metaphor for the consequences of colonialism. You can sweep it away but it is still there, ghosting the film.
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