I am still in the inspiration stages of our Shift project. I am especially interested in the idea that we will be shifting from tiny books to large format prints. And I'm considering other ways of making a visual or conceptual shift within my book. So here is some of the visual research I have been doing, and the various definitions of shift that go along with each. By next post I hope to have some mock-ups...
S H I F T from 2-D to 3-D
A Marco Tirelli installation at the 2013 Venice Biennale. I was especially struck by the way this artist created a grid incorporating two dimensional prints and drawings with small scale sculptures and objects.
Eva Kotatkova also at the Biennale. Installation of altered books and surrealistic collages, instructional manuals and textbook pages. Again, the interaction of paper and sculpture is intriguing.
S H I F T from single to multiple
Installation by Jacob Hashimoto at the Querini Stampalia in Venice. This was the most inspirational show at the Biennale for me-- Jacob's work involves paper, string and multiples.
S H I F T from hand-drawn to graphic
(I didn't get the name of this artist from the Biennale) I was inspired by this pairing of an organic watercolor or drawing/pochoir and a more clear graphic depiction of a similar theme.
S H I F T from vague to clear, from fragment to whole
From a recent book about Emily Dickinson called The Gorgeous Nothings. I am going to work with this concept of something unclear made clear or in translating something organic into a more graphic version therefore clarifying or adding to the meaning.