Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Art 345: Triptych Assignment
For this assignment the class had to create a triptych which consisted of three separate videos that coincide together. The overall theme I chose for my videos was addressing the futility that participating in certain activities which clearly require more than one person to function will fail when enacted by only a single person. The example I chose to demonstrate this theme, is throwing a frisbee, which is a great sport that represents how one cannot throw a frisbee back and forth to his or herself. In each video, I also chose to use a slight amount of symbolism with colors. The first video shows myself wearing a red bandana while throwing the frisbee at a wall. The color red symbolizes anger and frustration, to demonstrate this, I attempted to be as frustrated and angry with throwing a frisbee at a wall as possible. The next video shows myself wearing a blue bandana. Blue can represent sadness, or calmness, and with the blue bandana I chose I tried to present myself as starting to accept the explained futility of doing activities by oneself. The next video I wore a black bandana, which can represent despair and utter depression. With that being said, I chose to act as though I've completely accepted this futility, and I've lost hope in finding a partner to participate this activity with, and I've even succumbed to rejection.