Your term project is to create a credible fake historical artist. You will generate the character of the fictional artist, an artwork done by your fictional artist, and a documentary film done about your fictional artist. The fictional character will have been active sometime between 1945 to the present and will recognizably fit in one of the historical movements and periods that we study in the course.
The entire course will be a preparation for this project.
You will generate an artist-character.
You will convey the necessary information about your artist through five required devices:
You will need to realize an artwork done by your artist.
2. Wall Text (1/2 page, typed, single-spaced)
3. Artist Statement (1 page, typed, single-spaced) OR Film Script
4. Documentary Film (12-17 minutes running time)
5. Group Presentation
Worth 120 pts
Group dynamic: worked well as a group together; all members contributed
you will work in small groups of approx 3. This is a semester-long project. You will be given some classtime to meet with your group, but it will be absolutely necessary for your group to meet outside of class on your own. You should exchange email addresses and phone numbers immediately.
Creative & Credible Synthesis
Success of all five components used to give a convincing picture of a historically viable artist.
Creative synthesis representing a solid historical and conceptual understanding of the movement/period of the artist-character.
Credibility of art object.
both creative engagement and serious scholarship
really delve into it
Make it so good that you could fool someone with this.
both memorable & believable
Has to be convincing, historically accurate.
You need to give an impression of your artist.
You need to use/explain/feature your art object and use it as an anchor for conveying the information.
What your group will turn in on the due date
1. object (installed on day of presentation, at the beginning of class)
2. wall text: artist’s biography (1/2 page, single spaced)
3. artist’s statement (1 page, single spaced)
4. copy of film