The goal of this project is to get you thinking about what inspires you to make art. If you had to come up with the recipe of you and your art practice, what would the ingredients be? What combination of inspiration/interests form your artistic voice, and WHY? If you aren’t sure what the answer is, that’s okay! Now is a good time to start thinking about it. You can think of this as a primer for your artist talk. An artist talk is a prepared presentation given by a professional artist that gives context to the artist's work. It is meant to provide details about the artist and how they make their work, or what goes into their thought process when creating their art work. It helps the audience develop a greater appreciation for an artist's work.
For your project, you will give a 5-10 minute research presentation on your recipe--that is, what influences your art practice? Your influences are the ingredients that make up your stylistic choices and influence the decision making that goes into your work.
Your ingredients (or inspiration) can come from anywhere! They could be:
Other artists’ work (any media/discipline, not just photography)
Music you are inspired by
Movies/TV, directors or sound designers
An idea you find interesting
Writers, stories, fairy tales, literary genres
Artists draw inspiration from a multitude of sources! Perhaps you find inspiration from something not mentioned in this list. That’s okay-write it down!
Your presentations should be:
5-10 minutes long
created in Google Slides
Your presentations should include:
at least 5 influences. At least 2 of these should be artists. Create at least 1 slide for each influence, and explain in detail why you draw inspiration from your source. Use lots of images to help support your statement! Make sure your source images are at least 1500 pixels on the longest edge.
5 examples of your own work. You should be making a connection between your influences and your own work. For example, if you are inspired by how M. Night Shyamalan uses color as a narrative tool, then you should also include examples of your work that use color in a meaningful way. Make sure your source images are at least 2000 pixels on the longest edge.
Your name and class (AP Photo)
You will also turn in a typed script for what you plan to present. This means you will have to plan ahead for what you want to say. PRACTICE your presentation before the day you present, so that you can be sure your talk doesn't go over 10 minutes. If you go over 10 minutes, points will be deducted from your grade.
Tuesday, 11/19/19 — Presentation Date Sign-up
Friday, 11/22/19 — 5 example images of your own work are due. These should be saved as JPEG, at least 2000 pixels on the longest edge. Label your files lastname_firstname_p2_recipe_1, lastname_firstname_p2_recipe_2, etc. Upload your files to your Project 2 folder in Google Drive.
Monday, 12/2/19: Written script is due. This should be saved as a Google Doc and placed in your Project 2 folder. Label it lastname_firstname_p2_recipe_script.
Tuesday, 12/3/19 — PRESENTATIONS DUE
Your presentation must be uploaded to your Project 2 folder in Google Drive labeled as lastname_firstname_recipe_presentation BEFORE you come to class on your presentation day. It is essential that you have this file uploaded so that everyone may give their presentation in a timely fashion.