Friday 24th May, 2019
Contained Information #6, 2019, Glass, Natural pine constructed frame, Greyboard, Cement, Plaster, Polyfilla, Varnish, Gloss, Matt paint, Enamel paint
One aspect I want to include within my ‘Contained Information Series’ works is how to become more precise, and rigorous when documenting the transformed surface. I have deliberately designed a system which exaggerates my skills of perfection. This can be seen in the works due to myself capturing and then imprinting every shift and crease which has formed on the surface. I find myself scrutinizing the surface trying to make sense of what has happened once it has been taken out of the formulated system which is known as the ‘Unknown working process’. I find myself acting like a scientist where I conduct this experimental exercise, this is linked to applied scientific methods and techniques which leads to an intense investigation.
Contained Information #6 (Close up – photos)
Exaggerate can also mean – (Regard or represent as greater than is true), ( To make greater or more noticeable). Podbielski, John. (2000). Features of the dictionary, P193. Collins Pocket English Dictionary. Publishers: HarperCollins. Printed in Great Britain
Forensic can also mean – (Used in or connected with courts of law). Podbielski, John. (2000). Features of the dictionary, P221. Collins Pocket English Dictionary. Publishers: HarperCollins. Printed in Great Britain
Science can also mean – (A systematic study with links to skill, technique and knowledge). Podbielski, John. (2000). Features of the dictionary, P493. Collins Pocket English Dictionary. Publishers: HarperCollins. Printed in Great Britain
An Exaggerated Forensic Approach
The adjective forensic describes scientific methods used to investigate crimes. Although I am not trying to solve a crime, my approach to documenting involves similar characteristics which are used in forensic science, as I work with methods and techniques which helps to clarify a set of results.
I work with an invented collective examination or analysis of physical evidence, which helps to bring findings and results from a discovery.
When you describe something as ‘Forensic’ it usually means it has to do with finding evidence in order to solve a problem. A Forensic Scientist specializes in either crime scene investigations or laboratory analysis, where they record observations, take photos and collect evidence. When I think of the process I work with it certainly connects as I firstly create a process which is termed an ‘Unknown working process’ this is when I take advantage of materials and surfaces, deliberately setting up a system which acts like an arena where all the materials and surfaces collide and fight with one another. – (I could be seen as consciously provoking a battle – which could lead to devastation – Resulting in a crime). Once the Re – formed surface is taking out of the arena I start to investigate it’s new identity. (This is achieved by investigating, documenting and recording this new change, evidence is detected through the application of brightly coloured paints which marks the objects new existence).
Contained Information #6 (Close up – photo)