For this project, I want to take meaningful analog objects, transform them digitally, and then print them back out to analog. I will be taking old photos, some photos, some polaroids, and scanning them back into the computer. I want to scan in old photos as opposed to just using digital photos because I like the gritty, soft, and old timey quality of scanned images, and it also serves as the analog aspect of my project. Then, once the images are scanned in, I will be editing them using softwares that help create glitch art. The reason I want to glitch the old photos is because glitchy signifies that something is not working or functioning, and because these photos are take from the past and focus on people and places that don't exist anymore, I think glitching them and altering them seems appropriate. I also like the idea of taking old personal memories and giving them a digital makeover, because some old photos are lost and forgotten, or rendered uninteresting or unimportant, so my aim is to give old photos new life and visual interest. I also want to stay true to my personal aesthetic, so the super saturated, colorful, hippy/trippy images will fit into that as well, and I also like to explore themes of time, space, color, and distortion of reality, which will be evident through my reworked images. The first below is one image I have worked so far, and the rest are inspiration images, which allude to the direction I aim to go in and the visual aesthetic i'm looking to achieve.
Apr 28, 2018
For the final project, I’ve continued with putting together animations. I have a small TV and several laptops that I can use to display my project. I’ve gone with a theme of self-portraits and want to do a “portrait” showing different sides of myself on each screen. The small TV The electronics I plan to use I put together a collage in the shape of a human head for one of the portraits focused on my entertainment interests and the apps that I use in my daily life. I also recorded a little bit of the beginning of one of my League games which I regularly spend time playing in a group with friends and will be incorporated in this portrait. To make the collage I clipped many logos and symbols representing different interests of choice onto a layer below in the shape of the head with glasses. Another one of the portraits I’m including will have some more “surface” qualities like my school major, birth date, and name. The base background I’ll be using to represent a more grim mood: