HYPERfusion_PHOTOGRAPHY 2.2 Subject: Visual Art

Task 1: Research and Generating Ideas

You have approximately 8 hours of class and homework time to complete this task.

Your teacher will provide notes and information on:

· Introduction to Modern Photography: The New Vision with key examples of photo manipulation
· Techniques and processes in Modern Photography: New Vision that influence contemporary work
· Concept development using contemporary artist models
· The theme, ‘hyper fusion’’
· Projection design, the techniques and processes for image making
· Please visit the class site: http://peau.wikispaces.com/ for resources

Definition: ‘hyper’ and ‘fusion’

1 over; beyond; above : hypernym. • exceeding : hypersonic.
• excessively; above normal : hyperthyroidism. 2 relating to hypertext : hyperlink.
ORIGIN from Greek huper ‘over, beyond.’

fusion |ˈfyoō zh ən| noun
the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity : a fusion of an idea from anthropology and an idea from psychology | malformation or fusion of the three bones in the middle ear.
• Physics short for nuclear fusion . • the process of causing a material or object to melt with intense heat, esp. so as to join with another : the fusion of resin and glass fiber in the molding process.
• music that is a mixture of different styles, esp. jazz and rock


A. From the discussion and resources supplied, think about the theme ‘hyperfusion’ and create a mind map in your visual diary selecting words, phrases, symbols, and ideas that you think represent ‘hyperfusion’.

· Focus Questions: What does it mean to extend or to go beyond something? When have you extended your self? When you mold two or more things together, what happens? How do two things change when they come together?

B. In your own words, define ‘hyperfusion’. Write your definition in your visual diary.

C. Exemplar, Reuben Paterson, I Forget to Understand, Why, 2003 glitterdust on canvas

· Focus Questions: How was this made? Is this a painting? What do we see? What does the glitterdust do? What colours do you see? How do you feel when you look at this work? Why did Reuben use glitter to describe plants? Based on our discussion on Reuben Paterson’s background, what does the glitter and kowhaiwhai tell us about him? How is Reuben’s work an example of ‘hyperfusion’? Does Reuben mold two things together? What are those two things?

· What are the elements of design? (line, shape, form, colour) What are the principles of design? (balance, composition, emphasis, harmony) How is colour being used in this work? What does the colour describe? How do the colours relate to each other? What is harmony? What is complimentary contrast?

D. In your visual diary write about (5) elements of design and (5) principles of design that are being used in Reuben Paterson’s work. Describe the colour in the work and how it is being used.

HYPERfusion_PHOTOGRAPHY 2.2 Subject: Visual Art

Demo: Making a Digital Photogram using a scanner

A. Based on our discussion and the mind map you made about ‘hyperfusion’, select objects from the resource table keeping in mind the theme of ‘hyperfusion’. Objects from home are also acceptible.

· Focus questions: What kind of objects can you scan? How does your scan change if you leave the white lid open? Or closed? How does the light create the image? Where does the light come from? What is the light source? What do you see when you look at a black and white scan? How is this different from colour? What are objects? Can an object be transparent? How does light interact with a transparent object? What is a photogram?

Observational Drawing

A. Create 20 or more digital photograms. Choose (10) photograms and place them in your visual diary. You must have (5) black/white and (5) colour photograms. Annotate around your images describing your technique and analyse each image.

· Focus Questions: How did you make this photogram? What worked well, what did not? How does the light move through your image? What happens to your object in a black and white photogram? What is an abstraction? Did you do this on purpose? How did you choose your ten photograms? Using the elements and principles of design describe your images? How is a colour photogram different?

Introduce Artist Exemplars

Man Ray, Unititled (wire spiral and smoke), 1923 gelatin silver print
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Love your Neighbor, 1925 photomontage
Carlotta Corpron, Mardi Gras, 1946 gelatin silver print
Peter Kozma and Dora Berkes, Soiree, Ecole Des Beuax Arts, Paris 2003
Christo and Jeanne Claude, Reichstag, wrapped. Berlin 1971-1995

A. Every student will choose two works by Peter Kozma and Dora Berkes and glue a copy of each work on an A3 page in your visual diary. As a class we will analyse two works by Peter Kozma and Dora Berkes. We will analyse composition, techniques/processes, and pictorial ideas. In your visual diary you will annotate each work according to our discussion.

· Focus Questions: Is this a photogram? How does the light interact with the building? What colors are being used? What is the relationship between the warm and cool colours? What is the difference between the light on a building and the light in a photogram? How do we see light? What is light? How was this made?

Choose a second artist exemplar and select two of their works (one of the works must be a collage and/or have text). Glue a copy of each work on an A3 page in your visual diary. Annotate each work analyzing the image using the elements and principles of design.

· Focus Questions: How do the objects relate to one another? What is layering? What happens when you layer objects in a photogram? When text and print media are combined with abstract forms, how does this change the image? What is a collage? What are symbols? What is emphasis?

Comment on the following:

Subject matter used
Composition and movement
The artistic intention
Manipulation techniques (if applicable)
Colour (if applicable)