Group Collaboration Project.

Group Collaboration Project

During the week of 11/10 – We began class collaboration project #2. The class broke up into two groups and started an in class group brainstorming exercise. We discussed the works of several artist collaborations over a historical timeline to help begin the process. Each group had the freedom to develop, generate and execute a collaborative work of art based on a collective idea created by the group.

During the week of 11/17 –  We had class presentations of the final outcomes. Both groups presented and discussed their process, execution of the works, composition and documentation. Each group critiqued the final outcome of the opposite group. 

In the comment section below, Group#1 and Group #2 will add their collective statement, as well as collaborate on a group critique of the opposite groups final work of art.


Group #1 – Above

Group #2 – Below


3 thoughts on “Group Collaboration Project.

  1. Group One Statement/Review of Group 2:

    The human face has been used for thousands of years in the history of human expression. In this modernized, multicultural society, we now see and deal with various different expressions of the human genome. In order to express the idea that we are one species comprised of many different genes, backgrounds and perspectives, each group member chose a different part of the human face and a different medium to describe that form. Multiple organs were used in order to create a composition that can be seen from multiple perspectives and viewed in different ways, reflecting the development of contemporary society and the world we live in today.

    Review of Group 2:

    We enjoyed and appreciated the use of their “telephone” process, which contrasted our approach that relied more on spontaneity and harmonization in class. We also felt that their image was harmonized well regardless that after one person was done working on the piece, the next person used the previous person’s contribution well. However, our group felt split when it came to the use of text within the image. Half of our group felt the text resonated well with the image, considering the fact that the words used were lyrics from the song. The other half of us felt that the actual words used were too literal and should have been more poetic. Regardless of this dichotomy in opinion, we all felt that the text worked aesthetically within the image.

  2. Group 1 Statement:

    The individual creative process is based on layers over layers of ideas and concepts. The artist builds up the art work day after day, and every action means a new layer. Once the piece is done all the layers become invisible; the work becomes into a whole compact act of art expression. In this collaborative project every voice overlaps with each other. Every single person creates a new layer orchestrating one single visual message. It is the visual dialogue between different artists that becomes the internal monologue of the art work.

    Through the transfer of images our group was able to combine our thoughts and layer our artistic styles. With the theme “Comfortably Numb” in mind, we were able to transfer thoughts and visual language to create an image that reflects everyones perspective. As the image made its way through to each person we each changed it to place our own feelings or ideas.

  3. Review of Group 1:
    Overall we think it is a successful collaboration. The project, based on the human body parts and constructed with individual pieces from different artists, works well as a grid of separate images and as a whole work. The use of color and texture creates a dynamic composition, which can be changed and moved around by the viewers. The repetition of the rectangular shapes and the grid itself creates a piece of rhythm. Seeing the different mediums the various artists chose to work in was interesting and captivating. “I really appreciated the inclusion of a moving image as a metaphor of time and change.” You can almost see the senses rather than just a morphological depiction of the human body or face. It becomes almost a study of landscape rather than just parts of the human form. We thought the use of the human face in relation to culture was really creative. “The use of different pieces forming one complete piece was awesome.”
    Some personal opinions about the piece were a dislike of the paper color of the hair pieces. Other members of the group felt that there should have been more body parts included in this work. I personally wish that there had been more than one moving image included in the project, as well as one more 3-D piece to accentuate and compliment the feet. As a group we all felt that some of the individual images should have been a different scale.
    Overall, our group loved the concept behind the work and the way in which these individual pieces interact together in creating a whole artwork with rhythm and flow.

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