You are challenged to do you best photoshoot anywhere in the school with only one of the studio lights and a light board as your light source. You have 1 hour. Groups of three
Barbara Kruger is an American Conceptual artist known for her combination of type and image that conveys a direct feminist cultural critique. Her works examine stereotypes and the behaviors of consumerism with text layered over mass-media images. Rendered with black-and-white, red accented, Futura Bold Oblique font, inspired by the Constructivist Alexander Rodechenko, her works offer up short phrases such as “Thinking of You,” “You are a captive audience,” and “I shop therefore I am.” Like multimedia artist Jenny Holzer, Kruger uses language to broadcast her ideas in a myriad of ways, including prints, T-shirts, posters, photographs, electronic signs, and billboards. “I'm fascinated with the difference between supposedly private and supposedly public and I try to engage the issue of what it means to live in a society that's seemingly shock-proof, yet still is compelled to exercise secrecy,” she explained of her work. Born on January 26, 1945 in Newark, NJ, Kruger worked as a graphic designer and art director after studying at both Syracuse University and Parsons School of Design in the 1960s. Her early career path directly influenced the style her art would eventually take. She currently lives and works between New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA. Today, the artist’s works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others.
You are challenged to do a work inspired by Barbra Kruger combining text and image. WHAT YOU MUST INCLUDE
Choose one of the words or phrases from below to be the inspiration for your photo
"Roll Up the Window"
"Stay Tuned and Don't Touch That Dial"
"Hang up the phone"
"cat got your tongue"
My Neck of the Woods"
"A horse of a different color"
"A different kettle of fish"
"live like a maggot in bacon"
not my circus, not my monkeys"
"Jump the Shark"
"feared as fear"
"Don’t pursue happiness "
"Courage is not the absence"
"how much is gained by ignoring the future"
Take a photo that you will use to accompany the word or phrase you chose.
Convert your photo to high contrast black and white
incorporate your phrase into your picture using Futura Bold Oblique font"
Using the shape tool use red to create accents
YOU WILL BE VOTING ON WHICH TEAM HAS THE STRONGEST MESSAGE AND EMBODIES BARBRA KRUGER!!