First off- how awesome would it be to have a work place like that?
I’m not sure what I was imagining this place to look like- but it was definitely /not that./
Constant movement- and every screen or monitor was looping gifs, just as a backdrop- and everyone just going about their business as if they weren’t working at the coolest place imaginable….
I’ve never personally experienced VR before- and, for lack of a better term, my mind was blown. I like that they didn’t allow us to see what was happening through the monitor- so it was a complete surprise as to what we were about to experience… A Virtual exhibition… I never would have thought! So far removed from a traditional gallery- it was truly incredible! I’m not sure how- but that’s definitely something I’m going to explore in the near future. Like as soon as possible.
It was also kind of nauseating? That was really unexpected.. Dropping down into the ocean.. I felt my stomach drop along with it!!
Then there was one little secret machine to make our own gifs on the spot!!
The final hit.. was starting to leave the place, and someone’s computer was open to a giphy page that was searching up K-pop gifs.
How is that not my job.
Who is getting paid cash money to look up k-pop gifs.
First off!! I was so psyched to finally get a chance to make a new zine! I’m constantly collecting new print media and odd findings, and I often have trouble finding a good time to sit and actually combine and copy them into pages. So with this assignment, I was forced to take the time and examine what I had gathered!
I copied things where ever I could. While I was at work- in the art department office- the print studio- (often getting sent away because I was “using too much paper that I didn’t pay for.”) – I’d copy my stencils, the prints off of them or copy the stencils themselves- my sketches- my never ending to do lists- my own hair- anything I found on my person- or anything that I could physically hold over a copy machine, I copied it.
After gathering an entire box’s worth of media, I then began cutting and rearranging pieces to fit together- or completely contrast each other. Here are three collage style pages:
After collaging images together, I would then take the pages and crop them by using the photocopy machine size limitations. I solely used the photocopy machine for merging images, no collaging was done with photoshop. For uploading to this blog post, I used photoshop to crop and lighten the pages. In the past I’ve only created zines in black in white, just because it’s more readily available, and easier to share online and spread. I have a color printer at home, but it is always out of color ink.. I also enjoy the gritty-ness of the black and white photocopies- where the more you copy something, the more unrecognizable it becomes.
I made a personal zine consisting of 19 pages, and I will be contributing as many pages as needed for The Class Zine.
In honor of Dumbfoundead finally coming to NYC on tour, I made this stencil on wood panel- I planned on giving the physical piece to DFD in person, so I was excited to give this piece a continuing life as a gif.
The first addition was the text, “WE MIGHT DIE,” passing behind his head. After about four hours of screaming at the computer after class one night, he slowly came together.
The following edit was a combination of video from DFD’s concert and the original stencil. By erasing certain colors in the stencil, and adding them directly into the video footage, and layering the stencil back upon the video. (This edit was done with significantly less screaming.)