Week 1

CSM

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Sept 12th

Group Project

On the first day of school, we are divided in to a group of 6 to do the library Research task. Working in a team is not easy for me as I have always worked on my own, but I believe working in a group will allow us to come up with better ideas. As there is only an hour slot on Monday for us to do the research in CSM library, our team have decided to go to the library earlier today before the talk.

We had to choose one practitioner, one material and one process from the list and have chosen Susan Hiller as the practitioner, wood as the material and suspend as the process. To speed up our research task, we grouped ourselves into 2 and take responsibility for a topic. Suspend is my searching topic and I have found it hard to find a related book in the library at first. Then I have tried putting synonyms of suspend on the searching engine but unluckily the wasn't any desirable result. Hopefully some books about suspend will come up on Monday or else I would be so worried!

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Sept 15th

Group Project - continued

Today is the day that I have finally relised that there is a third floor in CSM library and I have finally managed to find a suspend related book --- Suspend-ed In Green. This is a book that presents installation (mostly jewelleries) hanging by a thread. Before I found this book, the word 'suspend' gave me the impression of requiring a big space to display installations from ceilings. However, after reading this book, 'suspend' is not a word to only describe big installation anymore and the definition of to suspend in the book is 'To hang so as to allow free movement. To support or keep from falling without apparent attachment. To render temporarily ineffective. To Suspend Disbelief.'. Yes, that means we can suspend a necklace or whatever objects on our necks, fingers and many many more. 

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Art piece by Frederique Coomans

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Art piece by Kelly Munro

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Tate Modern

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Sept 15th - continued

When visiting Tate Modern, I have always looked up to find any art works that are exhibited by the process of suspend and ofcouse I have discovered a few installation suspending from the ceiling. As mentioned before, I think an object can also be suspended apart from the ceiling, for example, our necks, a nail on wall...etc. Hence, I have adjusted my visual level and I saw an installation which has stones hanging by ropes from a piece of wood. I started to think if this count as a suspended art work? Then I looked at the describtion box beside the installation, it said, 'A number of stones are suspended at different heights......', I got the answer.

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Godret Stone by Seung Taek Lee

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