Quarantine Doodling

 

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Media bombarding, pen on paper, A5, Maria Paraschidou, Quarantine day 5, Athens, 2020.

 

Inspired by the over-information that is available at the moment, I tried to express my feeling in lines. The core of the drawing is supposed to be my brain, confused and tired of the news. The background is a representation of the numerous transmitters around me. This drawing was developed over the first week of my Quarantine when I was still feeling very overwhelmed and scared. As it is normal I am now a bit more accustomed to this new situation and thus more chilled.

 

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Urbanatorium, pen on paper, A4, Maria Paraschidou, Quarantine day 18, Athens, 2020.

Irrelevant information

Observatorium

[ɔpzɛrvaˈtoːriʊm]
NEUTER NOUN

Word forms: Observatoriums genitiveObservatorien plural [-riən]

observatory
place for observing the sky
Observatorium is a neuter noun. Remember that, in German, both the spelling of the word and the article preceding the word can change depending on whether it is in the nominative, accusative, genitive, or dative case.

= Urbanatorium

= place for observing the urban fabric.

 

Ha. I just made a new word.

After a good 2 weeks of isolation, the only inspiration I have is the surroundings.

I just sat at the balcony and observed.

People say that dolphins and whales are back at the surface of the seas.

Day 8- Quarantine Covid-19

Today I saw one person.

From a distance, always from a distance.

I made him something.

I will never see him again, but he was an exciting moment for today.

I have a great view through the balcony of this house, I can even look about a kilometer away and down the street. This person was about 500meters away… He was the only person my eye could track for about 15 minutes, then, there was a taxi and a  motorbike… but no pedestrians.

I realized he was a cop. I don’t like cops.

I made him something.

 

2nd Day Quarantine- 19032020

This is my second day back home after the unexpected decision to travel back to Greece due to the Coronavirus situation.

Here, the first thing that was responsible to do was to put me into isolation. I and two friends of mine, that also came back from European countries, currently share a house in Athens that we are locked down into quarantine. We are not allowed to go out or let anyone in for 14 days in order to avoid the spread of the virus if we, because of our travel, might have it.

I currently have no symptoms,  likewise do my friends.

Albeit the current issue of this worldwide problem that we are all facing, I try to document my life with my film camera as much as I can, as well as develop ideas, concepts, and work that can be adapted into the current situation I live in.

One interesting idea is to look into other artists that faced similar situations, thus, they were forced to transform their practice or even change it totally.

Chuck Close

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Ia Weiwei

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ADZ6888 Formative Review schedule Monday 9th March 2020

You will present work for the Formative Review of the
Subject Module ADZ6888 on Monday 9th March
The oral presentation will take place in your studio space,
it will consist of:
• A selection of your most up to date work leading to
the Degree exhibition.
• A page on your Learning Journal featuring

an up to date
statement (between 100 and 300 words),

https://mariaparaschidou.wordpress.com/2020/02/23/overwhelmed-undersaturated-exhibition-artists-statement/

and links to
3 documentation posts

https://mariaparaschidou.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/photographing-little-protests/

https://mariaparaschidou.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/video-making/

https://mariaparaschidou.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/gap-crit-n-ii-photography/

 

and 3 contextualization posts

https://mariaparaschidou.wordpress.com/2020/01/30/exhibition-ideas/

https://mariaparaschidou.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/context-ideas-what-is-this-exhibition-about/

https://mariaparaschidou.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/aesthetics-context-artists-and-references/
• A hard copy of the latest version of your Degree Exhibition proposal

Aesthetics Context; Artists and References.

Gerhard Richter

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I always thought that Richter was a painter, but he also used photography. Looking into his work and all the different mediums he used to produce art I had a second thought about my photographs.

 

Bruce Nauman

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Exhibition ideas by Nauman, This display was a strong influence on how I picture the degree show one.

Colour pallet of the background.

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Bruce Nauman’s Eleven Color Photographs.

 

Context ideas; What is this exhibition about?

Amateur protests- studio screaming.

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I am very confused about what my practice is about. The degree show exhibition is my chance to expose my thoughts and concerns into a bigger audience and to prove that my art is something important.

This year has been extremely pressing in terms of research, I almost feel that I lost all of my spontaneous creativity and I can no longer make something just because I feel like it. Everything needs to be researched, have a context and prove a point.

Which is something that I also fail to do a the end?

I have a tittle in this post that could possibly be my exhibition title.

By amateur protests, I mean that the context of my work is there at the end of my tong ready to scream out, but still, my creations are kind of shallow through my eyes.

I want to create protests and comment on political issues that I think of all day, make art for my culture and the new cultures I live in. I want to make it fun, use sarcasm and humor but still, my creations are not smart enough.

This exhibition is about me learning how to express my self in order for people to understand me and my concepts. I don’t know if it matters what the medium will be, as I call my self a painter but I don’t paint that much.