Writing 4 Design Workshop: - intended for Educational use by the author / Lecturer Mack Manning 2009

Friday, 27 November 2009



FICTION & Graphic Imagination 

RESEARCH MATERIAL 

Mary Kelly
Post-Partum Document: Documentation II
Analysed Utterances and Related Speech Events
, 1975


New Brief: 


Create a single sheet A1 'VISUAL DOCUMENT that is an experimental A1 Bibliography - a visual LIST and a Typographic document of the writers and literature you have used so far - including examples and including your own cut up Creative writing. Also include for extra text extracts of a brief evalutation or evaluative sentences - process' and feelings of work so far - experiment with drawn and 'organic' shapes. Printing methods,  photocopying tones etc - textures for a SUBTLE background ? and tonal values.

Your text and composition can be experimental and used editorially if you wish =- as in a layout  = and have some accompanying visuals - try to keep it simple palette, two colour or even black and white - so you focus on FORM and lineage / composition - positive and negative space etc ( dont get too focused on your KEY - that can wait )

This is a kind of mapping if you like, of your learning experience and importantly your research.

You must include;

 1.  A BIBLIOGRAPHY on / in  the layout - all boks - artists , magazines , articles referenced 
..  using Two fonts only - use the Family for variety.

2. Show examples / lists of the writers that fit with your previous exercises ie confession cut up, anthropomorphic amalgam & juxtaposition.

3. A rough key to the writers work / text referenced and in your layout - coded or by Font ? - it may be complex and interesting - and can be vague ?  go for expression over Logic on this one - enjoy it - and keep suprising me ! DEADLINE   this thursday 3rd Dec 10.30 am Pin UP   room 310 

Helen Murgatroyd lecture for my small group of Yr 2 in my workshop 2pm Tuesday Dec 1st


Look at these classic pieces by Mary Kelly - research her work
  http://www.brianprince.com/file_cabinet/marykelly/SCRIPT/ppd.html


( Very top image and some below)
Mary Kelly
Post-Partum Document: Documentation V
Classified Specimens, Proportional Diagrams
Statistical Tables, Research and Index 
, 1977
Perspex units, white card, wood, paper, ink, mixed media
3 of the 33 editioned units,



and Tom Phillips on project  ;  slideshow 
http://humument.com/gallery/slideshow.html HUM(an doc)UMENT Document 






   http://humument.com/




























Ms Kristina Voll ( yr 2 )





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This workshop will investigate areas of creative writing and lyrical language. Scripts, literature, prose, poetry. You will create paper and digital responses that explore juxtaposition- harmony & friction- the relationships between words, meaning, metaphors, mixing genres, images and narrative styles. We will create an 'Online blog' and print based very limited edition ZINE.

Yr 2 Workshops in text and Image Juxtaposition Play - Meaning -Type -Language
Tutor ;  Mack Manning
Room 310

Introduction
This workshop will investigate areas of Creative Writing and lyrical language.
Scripts, Literature, Prose, Poetry .You will create paper and digital responses that explore juxtaposition – harmony & Friction - the relationships between words, meaning metaphors, mixing genres, images and narrative styles.

Stage one / Books and Writers

Week 1
10am Briefing and All Saints Library visit and Blackwells bookshop, Select sample texts - research and peer discussion of selected styles, concepts and authors like; nb ( Completed )


Ivor Cutler try this text / song ...  'Im walking to a farm' ..



Life in a Scotch Sitting room from Jammy Smears 
Ivor Cutler – Life In A Scotch Sittingroom #2 Episode 6    its a Spotify link if you have it 

Benjamin Zephaniah, Edwin Morgan David Peace, Dylan Thomas' 'Under Milk Wood' , Bob Cobbing, subvert Beatrix Potter, Enid Blyton, 

read some Will Self, William Burroughs, Carol Ann Duffy - Lyricsts like ; Dana Bryant, Jean Binta Breeze, 1970s Bowie and Ian Dury



   ( Images above Author Sam Beckett, Barney Bubbles Paste up for Ian Dury Album artwork )

11.30 Exercise one :  Subversion

Deconstruct / Cut up sentences from an ANTHROPOMORPHIC piece of narrative i.e Beatrix Potter, Rupert Bear or any Victorian childrens books ( second hand shops ) - create a HYBRID structure.Distort and alter meaning by INTERLACING an OPPOSITE text – ie an adult text, a Biology text book, an Instructive text eg a Cook Book



Monday, 2 November 2009

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Sunday, 1 November 2009

INKLING Fiction & Graphic imagination













New Brief: FICTION & Graphic imagination.

This workshop will investigate areas of creative writing and lyrical language. Scripts, literature, prose, poetry. You will create paper and digital responses that explore juxtaposition- harmony & friction- the relationships between words, meaning, metaphors, mixing genres, images and narrative styles. We will create an 'Online blog' and print based very limited edition ZINE.














Paolozzi collage his own 'Cubomania'




Yr 2 Weekly Workshops in text and Image Juxtaposition Play - Meaning -Type -Language
Tutor ;  Mack Manning
Room 310

Introduction
This workshop will investigate areas of Creative Writing and lyrical language.
Scripts, Literature, Prose, Poetry .You will create paper and digital responses that explore juxtaposition – harmony & Friction - the relationships between words, meaning metaphors, mixing genres, images and narrative styles.

Stage one / Books and Writers

Week 1
10am Briefing and All Saints Library visit and Blackwells bookshop, Select sample texts - research and peer discussion of selected styles, concepts and authors like; nb ( Completed )




Try some Prose by Selima Hill http://www.contemporarywriters.com/authors/?p=auth191

Ivor Cutler try this text / song ...  'Im walking to a farm' ..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ueXjIn8riI&feature=related


Beautiful Cosmos   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x9OVIuboy4&feature=related


Life in a Scotch Sitting room from Jammy Smears 
Ivor Cutler – Life In A Scotch Sittingroom #2 Episode 6    its a Spotify link if you have it 


Benjamin Zephaniah, Edwin Morgan David Peace, Dylan Thomas, Bob Cobbing, Beatrix Potter, Enid Blyton, Will Self, William Burroughs, Carol Ann Duffy

11.30 Exercise one :  Subversion

Deconstruct / Cut up sentences from an ANTHROPOMORPHIC piece of narrative i.e Beatrix Potter, Rupert Bear or any Victorian childrens books ( second hand shops ) - create a HYBRID structure.

Distort and alter meaning by INTERLACING an OPPOSITE text – ie an adult text, a Biology text book, an Instructive text eg a Cook Book

Yellow Pages advert text with Mills & Boon Pulp Romance text

then invent your own – Surprise me ! email me samples of ODD marriages that make NEW fiction – send me work by Monday 10am …. Or a link to your BLOG




Week2

Present experiments and Deconstructed Cut Up texts  / analysis of work

Begin Visual compositions and  experiments 


Cubomani in which a picture or image is cut into squares and the squares are then reassembled without regard for the image. The technique was first used by the Romanian surrealist Gherasim Luca - LOOK here  http://languageisavirus.com/  
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        'Echo Poems' and methods used by Concrete Poets and CUT _ UP technique applies the same method - an amalgam of variety and meaning 
In the graphic In the novel Watchmen , Protagonist Ozymandias watches banks of television sets, with each TV set to different channels, to enable subliminal 'osmosis' visions of the future to feed through  the viewer. So cut up can be seen as far more than scissors and paper - Is it not the actual cut up of meaning and media ? - you do it each time you flick through your TV channels - the skill is to manage the disorder and 'steer' the work - to embed new possible meaning - random or deliberate - evoke a sense of something in words or image (mm) 


Try the 'Cut up Machine here http://www.languageisavirus.com/cutupmachine.html


Workshop student Blogs so far 
Phoebe Sing  http://phoebesing.blogspot.com/


Kristina Voll   http://malenundbastelninmanchester.blogspot.com/




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