Allan McCollum, By Example: Uniqueness… & Computer as a Tool

Considering 2 Ideas from Class…

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Allan McCollum, The Shapes Project, 2005/06

1) SALABLE (Art) OBJECTS:  

Notions of Uniqueness compared to Mass Produced Objects

Watch: “Allan McCollum: Surrogate Paintings and Plaster Surrogates”    (Run Time: 3:41 minutes)

2) COMPUTER AS TOOL: 

Analogue compared to Digital Means

Note Our Class Reading: Christiane Paul covers this issue in Chapter 1 of Digital Art.

Watch: “Art21: Systems”     

***You may want to focus on the relevant selection(s) (LISTED BELOW), instead of watching the full linked video.

GUIDE TO VIDEO CONTENT by Time Counter:

COMPUTER AS A TOOL Segment: Starts @ approx. 48:45.     (Run Time: approx. 4 minutes).

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Watch the COMPLETE Segment on Allan McCollum:  Starts @ approx. 40:00 minutes.    (Run Time: approx. 13 min.)

McCollum creates “collections” of shapes and objects through analogue and digital methods. He combines different components parts of various shapes and objects that result in unique composites.

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