Yea.. strange term: Documentary Art. The term popped up when I thought that Clip Art is not the exact term for this art.
Last April, a good friend told me about The Economist did a special report on new media. I bought the magazine and really liked the report. It’s a comprehensive report on interactive journalism, wikipedia, podcasting, and for sure.. blogging.
I kept thinking about archiving the news because it is so revolutionary. It marks history. This clip art idea helped me. I turned the archiving into something nice to see and enjoy while I could still read the report. Not all of course but the main one that closes to my life.. blogging. Ten years from now, I believe, we would see this report with different point of view. Perhaps it comes as soon as five years as technology developed fast.
I made this piece of work different than others. It has flipped side. Space was too small for the info only, so I added folded extra to do the art. The idea worked very well. To add dimension, I glued my expired Singapore cellphone chip on the page. It will remind me of the place I made the artwork.
This time I realized that smearing glue is an art itself. Papers go curly and flexible. It wrinkles sometimes, or cannot be straight because of its softness. Ugh.. I worked extra careful to create smooth straight result. I’m not that successful tho.. some parts wrinkled and bended. I also don’t like to see the tiny gap between two clips. I found it hard to make it close and straight. My perfectionism. My only soothing words is...
24.6.06 7:58 Shavilla
...art is a by-product of the experience of being with yourself, of living within patience. -- Robert Beer