Week 11-Art Experience-Turning Pages


  • How can we document ephemeral experiences like Turning Pages?
    • I believe we can document an experience is mentally. Always keep the experience with you so can know you’ve done something different. If you create something big, other people would take pictures of you can share it with others which would spread around social media.
  • Can Words & Pictures capture an experience?
    • They could but something pictures could show very little in what’s going on, depending on the photo, and can show the audience a wrong message. Words could also we flaw because someone could lack detail of the event and people wouldn’t get the big picture.
  • Does the style of the words or images matter? For example, a blurred photo is less precise but might capture more of the experience of motion of a dancer, musician, or other active event. A poem might be a less precise description of an event, but it might offer access to the feelings of the art.
    • It could and could not matter, depending on the event. Words and photos can show how great and event was and how it would be very cool if you were able to experience it too but sometimes words and images could lead the audience in a word path because of the lack of detail given to them.
  • Can you think of other ways to share an experience with people who weren’t there to share in it live?
    • People go view a experience like that live or go do it themselves so they can know how it feels to do something different.
  • Does the act of trying to document an experience take you out of the experience? For example if you’re trying to photograph something as it happens, does the camera insert an experiential distance between you and the event?
    • I kinda believe that it does take you out of the experience. Even though you are there watching the and taking pictures of it, it take you out of the experience because you are more focus on capturing a perfect image of the event than actually watching the event with you’re own eyes.

My overall experience with this activity was fun. I’ve never done something like this which we all did something different than no one ever does in the computer lab. By not taking pictures in the first experiment, it help everyone including myself focus on what they were doing and experience the difference they are doing but taking pictures in the bookstore, you just let you capture the different things people do in the bookstore. A new insight I have that in the library where you should be able to read books anywhere but what we found out as a class that we’re not able to read in the computer lab as a big group cause we’re causing a disturbance by reading… Something for everyone to think about for nature spaces.



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