tutorial part 2 – 11.02.14

and now for a completely different angle –

following on from earlier tutorial we returned to the idea of instruction. instructions can vary from open ended almost vague, less prescriptive, free to interpretation to cumbersome, overcomplicated, generally confusing entities. could instructions become more vague as you go along – is this an element to focus on?or do things just become more intuitive? (book – the thinking hand Juhani Pallasmaa)

explore definition of visualising a cube

RiP ideas – create manual that goes from artificial construction to complete freedom – exploring through a cube what that could be

tracing paper————-> pile of objects tied with wire

let the instructions dictate the size. pick one standard size that becomes about how much is brain and how much is hand

order becomes about instructional manual

process becomes more interesting; how does the instruction relate


basically the Rip is going to work around the “instruction”. whilst creating my 30 cubes I will write the instructions, take photos, and hope they will be in the form that means people are able to ‘copy’. it is necessary to be quite specific – grade material, tools used, essential info in order to fully ascertain whether the instructions are effective. the instructions themselves will be inherently interesting and may become the most interesting element in the end.

stage 1 of the instructions will be viewed as simply making the cubes. stage 2 will then focus on surface and then stage 3 will focus in on colour.

the final set of 30 instructions will be a fine art concept , a design concept and a pedagogical concept all in one

need to add to each page ‘ any of these instructions are open to interpretation”

research language of instruction – look at how a designer, a sculptor, an architect, an art teacher would approach explaining the exact same task.

could move on to considering a memory that could be aded to the surface once creating these cubes has been conquered

finally, it is worth considering that the instructions in themselves will become a piece of art (may be nice to do some lino printing/letterpress to represent these)

finally, how can 30 instructions be a fine art concept?

consider semiotics – the study of signs and symbols and their use of interpretation.

language/vocabulary are key

this book will be a thing of beauty


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