Task Five

Step 1: Tweet a synopsis of the assignment 



Step 2: Investigate your author and create an Instagram post that shares a visual portrait of the author (e.g. response to the key themes in their life)

#phonar2016 VISUAL PORTRAIT OF #TriinTamm #ThePhotographersPlaybook Train Tamm is an Estonian artist who produces books and objects, she graduated in 2005 from the Poznan Art Academy in Poland. Tamm began her career with an exhibition at OUI Art Center in Grenoble but allegedly due to her busy schedule, she couldn't make the opening of it. Even so, she has been spotted at many of her solo exhibitions to critique her own work, allowing for her practices' profess to be clearly visible. It has been said that Tamm has a "special relationship with the book format" (CCA nd) and that books are the key to her inner life. This visual portrait very literally frames the key elements of Tamm's life and career, her love of books, her artistic planning, self critique and busy schedule. #books #research #art #creativity #magazines

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Step 3:Analyse the author’s work. Present this analysis in a second Instagram post where the image should be made in the author’s “style”

#phonar2016 IN THE STYLE OF #TriinTamm #ThePhotographersPlaybook Triim Tamm seeks to avoid restriction in her work and argues against the art system with her work encouraging artistic freedom and the expansion of individual creativity. Tamm’s practice compares contrasting relationships, places or things, exploring the unfitting form between them. One of Tamm’s exhibitions, ‘Variazone’, showcases a piece called ‘Title-Tourist’, which is a “wallpaper of neologisms generated by the alphabetical order of different business categories in Yellow Pages” (Primetime n/d). This particular piece of Tamm’s shows visual chaos, yet contextual order still remains. One can see an apparent method is how she intends for the words to be read, but the deeper meaning or contextual narrative may be considered obscure. My representation of Tamm’s work is inspired by the form and creation of ‘Title-Tourist’. I have taken the photography theory book ‘Perspectives on Place: Theory and Practice in Landscape Photography’, skipped to the index and noted down the first word from each alphabetical section. From this, I then selected the last letter of these words, creating a range of jumbled up letters (m, d, k, l, s, h, s, l, o, c, s, r, d, s, e, g, e, l, d, y, y, o, n, l, n, e). By ordering these alphabetically and singling the repeated letters, I formed my result of “d, e, g, l, m, n, o, r, s, y” into an anagram. My image presents this is an obscure manner, much like Tamm’s, however context is revealed in Tamm’s through the physical words and the apparent alphabetical order, whereas my context derives from what the letters are placed on. I have made it unclear as to what the anagram is due to leaving in the other letters. Despite this, I have deliberately angled the letters that aren’t a part of the final word, leaving the result of the anagram up to the viewers imaginations. #abstract #conceptual #photography #art #font

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