Considering 2 Ideas from Class…
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).
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.