Notes on Symposium Surface Value:Locating Conditions, Reading

Autumn Assessment 2nd and 3rd Year


Speaker Simon Willems:

-Dick Bengtston

  • patterns
  • curving up space
  • second hand images (template)
  • impersonal nature of their process
  • express reality (it is what its not to be)
  • healthy community

‘Hot and Cap Factory’, ‘Kymala Prison’

  • artwork as a stable object
  • swastika-changes it’s meaning

How art can acquire value?Complex entities- in rough the material of the artwork


Speaker Kirsten Cooke

‘The Pervet’s guide to exhibition making”-read

‘Cinematic Atopia’ (Robert Smithson)

-void within reality

The Arocity Exhibition (2014)JG Ballard

pornography – isolation of the image/object from the context in time and space

‘This obsession with the specific activity of the quantified functions is what science shares with pornography’

-projecting their images on to the world

Lindsey Seers, Extramission 6 (Black Maria), 2009

  • Craw , High Price

– not extracted from the art market

-always a leftover value

  • In contract the is the value of time etc

Robert Smithson, The Collected Writings

  • Curator as Author

-Daniel Buren-‘exhibition of the exhibitions as a work of art’

-the value as an exhibition

  • Curator as Facilitator

-Tertiary – towards the audience

‘Society as the Spectade (1967)

  • Curator as Educator

-Exhibition as knowledge

‘Kwarts Kapital Konstruction Kollider’ (2014)



How To value in the Contemporary?

as an institutional object for thought

Speaker John Chilver

‘Rehearsals for interruptions of immanence ‘






Purifying the image/ exparimentation

Summer Assessment 2nd and 3rd Year, Uncategorized

I have got this idea, of what will happen if I will try to make the horrifying images more pleasing to the viewer but in the same time, remain what they are – the aftermaths of disasters. So I have picked few images from internet of low quality to make them pixelated printed them on A3 quality paper, and painted over them in white.

I was very happy with the result of this experiment, as it helped to explain my current practice well, as well as it purified and censored the horror images. Giving a viewer the choice of what he wants to see a pleasing imagery or the reality.



Olafur Elliasson

Related Artists

‘The Weather Project’,(Synthetic Sun) 2003

This installation was made as the project as a commission of Unilever Series for Tate, Turbine Hall. This works explores the ideas of how weather has been an important issue of generations. Within this installation Olafur plays with the ideas of representation, experience and mediation.

This piece explores the ideas, of how wether is important and unique.


Berndnaut Smidle

Related Artists

He is a Dutch artist who works mainly with large scale installations, photography and sculpture. His work explores the relationship between the space and the object. Within his practice he is focusing on the idea of the moment, the idea of bring the objects from outside into the inside, destruction and repair.

I became particularly interested in his work ‘Numbuses’, 2014 – they are the series of photos with clouds within the architectural space. It’s interesting to note how the short time installation turns into a photography art. He creates ‘clouds’ temporary within the space, which depicts the idea of bring objects from the nature into the inside.

The ‘work refers to both the physical state of a building as well as a moment of revelation that depicts either hope or fragility. Smilde analyses spaces and their appearance and takes them apart to investigate their unique details and features. His artistic point of view often centers on duality. His works question: inside and outside, temporality, size, the function of materials and architectural elements.’

This work has inspired me for my current project as it brings the idea of taking the nature (phenomenon) inside, having it in unnatural surrounding. However, his work is contradicts my idea of having the nature permanently enclosed within the space, as his work is temporary, and it exists just for the short period of time, similarly to the natural phenomena, it’s light, mysteries, and free.

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Data Research 2

Autumn Assessment 2nd and 3rd Year

These data also illustrates the number of natural disasters around Earth. This was created by John Nelson, who is the designer and works with maps.

But I was also mesmerized by the aesthetics of these graphs, which led me to the idea of experimenting with Art Maps.

The Graphs and data are from these sites:

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Data Research on Natural Disasters

Autumn Assessment 2nd and 3rd Year

Here is some data on disasters and its impact on humans (deaths,crisis, etc.) These numbers illustrate the horrifying results of Natural Disasters. It is also interesting to note the number of disasters by development level. This is important information for my installation, as it proves the impact of nature on humans and humans on nature.

Gathered from:

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