Before class today I posted what I hope to be an ongoing extension of ideas discussed in and out of our semi private blogsphere. I have chosen to hang the poster outside of the A100 for very particular reasons. There is only one copy of the print, intended for each visual response. Duration of hanging will depend on willingness of the environment as well as other specified variables(tbd). Location will not be limited but for the terms of the current dialogue it will remain outside of the MFA studio.
The poster represents a voice, not specifically defined as a single voice or collective for that matter. The content will dictate the point of view, but it will at times seem purposefully ambiguous.
For this particular poster I have used data gathered from one of my blog posts for the content, nine responses to the question WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN WEAKNESS? IN ONE WORD.
Using a grid loosely based on the layout of the studio, I began to explore visual attitudes in voice, through grammar, placement, contrast, abstraction as a means to express the concept of WEAKNESS. I came up with 6 variations, representing the following typographic attitudes: ORGANIC, AMNIGUOUS, IRREVERENT, DEFENSIVE, DETERMINED AND ORDERLY. For presentation purposes I chose to hang the treatment for DEFENSIVE, not as a census of the participants' attitudes but rather as a point of departure for further dialogue.
The poster is a statement. Our weaknesses now exposed to the student body, faculty and staff, there is no reason to hide behind them. It is an honest relationship. There are no assumptions in the truth.
How will this be percieved? Does it welcome question and response? How will the dialogue progress over time?