ASSIGNMENT >> To Sleep Perchance to Dream

ASSIGNMENT >> To Sleep Perchance to Dream
Work with personal ideas about sleep and dreams to develop a conceptual approach to the theme. Create original imagery on the sleep/dream theme using digital tools. Images may be illustrative, abstract, photographic or any mix. Experiment with tactile media and iron-on image transfer process to integrate digital imagery onto fabric. Use both compositional space and limited materials inventively to solve this problem. Craft a final mixed-media work that creatively uses both sides of a cotton pillowcase.

FINAL finished pillowcases will be DUE on Monday March 5.

Inspiration on blog:


Pillowcase Art / Sleep + Dreams

Look > Printable Pillowcases:

Here is a stop motion music video about sleep + dreams:

“Her Morning Elegance” – from the album “The Opposite Side of the Sea”, written and produced by Oren Lavie. © 2009 A Quarter Past Wonderful.
and there are parodies too…

Pillowcases by Miranda July
“Here you will dream of endless kissing” and “Here you will dream of people you admire exposing your fraudulence” pillowcase set.

Captured Dreams:
20 pillows (45×45 cm each), 225 x 180 cm

Why is it always so difficult to memorize the dreams that we have during the night? They usually quickly escape out of our minds as if they were sneaking away and hiding the traces. If we could believe that thoughts find materiality then also our dreams might have the material shape as well. Then where do they actually disappear? Might they be stored somewhere? They can visit our minds several times per night, and often they just slip by barely touching our consciousness for a short while.
The work “Captured Dreams” is an allegoric attempt to visualize the idea of the existence
of pillows that could capture dreams and display them. As though the latent image is revealed during the photographic procession after putting it in developing chemicals…

]]> Continue reading

The Art of Sleep

THE ART OF SLEEP, 2006, was commissioned by YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES for Tate Museum Online, to coincide with the opening of the Frieze Art Fair in London.
Employing their usual mix of animated black and white typography, jazzy music and humor, the work explores the international contemporary art market from the artists’ perspective, through the use of an insomniac narrator musing over its persuasion.

Marshall McLuhan + Mosaic Media
Marshall McLuhan Speaks
An introduction to media theorist Marshall McLuhan by Tom Wolfe

How McLuhan, Agel, and Fiore Created a New Visual Vernacular for the Information Age
by Maria Popova > see blog
Ultimately, The Electric Information Age Book is about what made this collaborative book innovation — which McLuhan called “the mosaic of instantaneous communication,”

Is Copying Theft?

For our continuing discussion of copyright + open source culture:

ALSO VIEW University of Minnesota Guidelines on Copyright:

Understanding Fair Use:
Fair use is an important part of copyright law that provides some flexibility for users and new creators. At its core, fair use ensures that there are some kinds of uses that do not require permission or payment. But there are no easy rules for fair use – if you want to take advantage of its flexibility, you have to understand its complexities!

Read more about these Four Statutory Factors
1. Purpose and Character of the Use
2. Nature of the Original Work
3. Amount and Substantiality of the Portion Used
4. Effect of the Use on the Potential Market For or Value Of the Source Work

and The “Fifth Factor” – Transformative Use

Creative Commons > THE POWER OF OPEN

Open creative commons

The world has experienced an explosion of openness. From individual

artists opening their creations for input from others, to governments

requiring publicly funded works be available to the public, both the spirit

and practice of sharing is gaining momentum and producing results.

Creative Commons began providing licenses for the open sharing of

content only a decade ago. Now more than 400 million CC-licensed works

are available on the Internet, from music and photos, to research !ndings

and entire college courses. Creative Commons created the legal and

technical infrastructure that allows e”ective sharing of knowledge, art and

data by individuals, organizations and governments. More importantly,

millions of creators took advantage of that infrastructure to share work

that enriches the global commons for all humanity.