Short post today. I’ve grown to both love and hate cloud-based storage software, primarily due to the fact that always-online technology has had a habit of failing for me frequently. Living in a rural area without fiber-optic is a crippling experience as far as using online materials, but I digress.
I’ve used a very simple method of writing these blogs so far which is very simply listen to lecture/look at brief and then talk about what thoughts and feelings they impose on my fragile, angst-ridden mind. It’s rather effective for the most part and it’s taken me down a long and bumpy road which some people affectionaly refer to as “memory lane” – my surprise is directed mostly at the thought that, by some inane miracle, I’ve matured as a person over the last two years. I’ll continue to use this method until I’m told not to.
Anyway, constructivism is todays main topic. Of course, I say “topic” but what I mean is that it’s the catalyst for some independant thinking and perhaps a tangent of thought. Truth be told it’s a movement that doesn’t nearly piss me off as much as I thought most art-related movements do; I’m an artist who’s under the impression that most art is pretentious, so doing something “for the people” is something I quite enjoy. The modern world has been shaped by artists and designers – you look around, the posters you see were designed by us, the screen you’re looking at was designed by us (aesthetically, not technologically, of course) – we, the artists, are the architects of the visual world. Constructivism is something that made that abundantly clear; for example, whenever you think of the Soviet era, communism or really anything during the mid 20th-century you associate it with the bold red, black and cream/yellow colour scheme on the propaganda.
That’s it. That’s all I’ve got to say on the matter – for today, at least. I’ll be back soon with work pertaining to this topic. I’m currently neck-deep in a packaging brief which relates really well to the topic I’ve covered today so I’d like to maintain this line-of-thought until I’m done if at least to give the evaluation of my work some justice.
-L.A. (Liam Morgan)