The theme project involved being separated into groups of five with each group having a budget of five pounds and two words chosen from a hat that combined, would become our theme for an editorial shoot. My group picked the words dream and noise, both coinciding with each other quite nicely we began brainstorming ideas. Bellow is the research we assembled over the week.
"WHEN THERE IS NOTHING TO HEAR YOU START HEARING THINGS."
LISTENING TO NOISE AND SILENCE
On visiting the library we found this book, which ended up being a huge source of help to us throughout the project. The author Salome Voegelin explores the ways, in which different artists have interpreted noise over the years. Some of his thoughts and findings were pinnacle to the development of our project as well as helping us to better understand the meaning of noise in the art world.
I think that white noise could come into play in our final piece rather nicely. All the artists shown bellow have used sounds of the imagery of sound in their work to evoke emotion. With the use of white noise or any sounds we could help create a stronger emotional reaction in our viewer due to appealing to another sense.
Most of the shows and exhibitions that I looked at explore the architecture of sound in art through various mediums ranging from experimental ns interactive noises to visual representations.
"SILENCE IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF SOUND BUT THE BEGINNING OF LISTENING."
SIR JOSEPH NOEL PATON
'The Reconciliation of Titania and Oberon'’, by Sir Joseph Noel Paton, shown above has a dreamy feel to it, the distanced sleepy lovers as well as the combination of colours in the painting shows us an image of fantasy and nightmare. If you look closely in the corners of the painting you notice violent scenes being portrayed by the fairies., hence why the painting gets darker the further away from the center you look.
I feel that we could draw from the colours shown in the center of the painting especially the robes worn my Titania and Oberon. With these colours we could create a long flowing garment that evokes the same dazed feel that is created here by Paton.
"WHEN THERE IS NOTHING TO HEAR SO MUCH STARTS TO SOUND."
By keeping his camera lens open for six hours, Paul Schneggenburger catches the ghostly figures of sleepers in black and white photographs that are every bit beautiful as they are ominous. Each photograph is taken in Schneggenburger’s studio, where his volunteers sleep from midnight to 6am. The resulting shots give a rare glimpse into the private nocturnal moments of strangers.
The choice of using black and white film for this series help to communicate the simple-ness and purity of his subject and helps the viewer focus on the pinnacle point of the photograph.
I love the mixture of long exposure and the movement of the human body. The ability to capture so much life and action in a single still is both memorizing and moving. I feel like this would be the perfect technique to use to capture our two words due to the dream like photograph it produces as well as the clear presence of movement but lack of sound.