PROJECT: To introduce aesthetic considerations into your eco art practice, select one common ingredient of your life that depends upon a machine.
READ: TO LIFE! pages 33 – 42
Aesthetic elements are the ingredients of an experience that generate sensual/emotional/expressive responses that are NOT dependent upon the function of non-art objects and situations, or the subject matter of works of art). Aesthetic ingredients include form, color, texture, composition, tempo, tone, volume, rhythm, etc.
PROJECT: To introduce aesthetic considerations into your eco art practice, select one common ingredient of your life that depends upon a machine. Then conduct this activity without relying upon a machine. For example:
- dry your hair in the air / dry your hair with an electric hair dryer
- brush your teeth manually/ use an electric toothbrush
- get wet in a rain shower / get wet in a bathroom shower
- walk up a hill / drive up the hill
Complete the form below identifying the aesthetic components of each.
|AESTHETIC INGREDIENTS||EXPERIENCE WITHOUT MACHINE||EXPERIENCE WITH MACHINE|
|DURATION of experience
(long / short)
|TEMPO of experience
(fast / slow)
|RHYTHM of experience
(regular / variable)
|EXCITEMENT of experience
(easily anticipated / unpredictable)
|VARIABILITY of experience
(diverse / uniform)
|START and END of experience
(abrupt / gradual)
|SENSATIONS and FEELINGS.
Describe the affect of these aesthetic
ingredients upon you.
For each experience, describe if it was
boring /pleasurable / exciting /
surprising / sensual / disturbing /