I see three person in black and white walking, holding an red object that has to do with strings. The picture has 3 panels.
The work, with the title, walking a dog suggests that the subject on the left, out of the page, is a dog. But the third person is not using the method we would do normally for walking a dog. The viewer feels strange: are we living on the same planet?
I see a back and white image of 3 entity. The top entity has a fish head and human body where as the other two have fish legs with human heads.
From ideology, they are suppose to be sleeping beauty, something beautiful. But the top is mistakenly had the body and legs exactly opposite around, making it look ugly. The artwork communicate a sense of funny to the audience.
I see a well-known figure, our president, with a background of traditional communist propaganda.
From ideology, the president of U.S. is despite communism. We can see a strong political opinion the artist hold.
I see a blue fat had has too small blue mask on it and a red head with blue masks that is too small.
This contrast between large and small communicates the sense of misfit of masks on human heads. The artist may have strong opinion on the behavior of certain people who does not wear masks properly, given the current background of global pandemic.
The piece is a 3D object, a mask with holes on it for easier breathing using nose and mouse.
From common sense, the masks is commonly used to prevent transmission of virus or bacteria. Doing so, although helped breathing, defeats the whole purpose of having masks. The artist may have strong opinion on the behavior of certain people who does not wear masks properly, given the current background of global pandemic.
Leah Minsky: we went over
I see two people, an older one in green and a younger one in red, sitting inside the drawl of a black closet
The piece invoke the audience's wonder of how a large human can fit in the small drawl.
I see an ice on the artificial grass floor.
From common sense, we know that ice on grass usually melts faster on the grass than on the floor. But we also can commonly see this by throwing an ice accidentally on the floor. I don't get the meaning of this art piece.
I see several people's body is substituted with different kinds of food on an photo-editing software.
The rough quality of obvious use of photo-editing software makes the audience uncomfortable. Although it is strange that we don't see the subjects in the image often appears in the real world, this art work confuses me.
I see a cup on a white wooden chair on a wood floor with gray curtain. On one of the picture, there is a brush.
The first image gives the audience unease because the toothbrush may be too big such that it might flipped over at any time.
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Digital appropriation enables re-editing of the original images There is a history of how images circulated: First, it circulated through cinema with high quality. But those cannot be kept private, it circulated around the private community. Youtube opens a new phrase of image transportation, and suddenly, low-quality images exist due to illegal privatization. This appropriation blurs the distinction between artists and the audience, encouraging both genius creativity and trash work. “Bad” images are not specifically targeted to low resolution, but the sense of public “bad” appropriation of the original work. This progression of the quality of the image was not only influenced by the new technology, but also by the culture.
TicToc: the audience may not really care about low resolution, proven by the existence of TicToc. The content and messages might be more important Web: there is a trade-off: network bandwidth restricted us to transfer high-resolution images or films. If internet transmission can be made using a higher frequency of light, quality can be improved. (there is a trade-off here) Deep Neural Networks: It has the ability to transform a low-quality image to a high-quality image without using external data. When such a network is built to suit all images, the trade-off can be solved to produce both high-quality images and high-speed transmission rates. Economy: I don’t like how the author phrase certain sentences in a way saying that the bad images are a huge problem in our society. Whenever we browse on Youtube, your web page is dominated by all these image thumbnails generated by a sophisticated algorithm that increases the probability of you clicking it. If the image you see is bad enough for you to criticize, why don’t you criticize your taste of the thumbnail in the first place? Money shapes behavior, and behavior shape money. Photography: well, all good photographs are taking under extremely high resolution. Meme: images of bad quality sometimes can be pleasing. I remember I would purposely compress the image to create memes from high resolution to low resolution.
Pixel Art (a low-resolution image that is still pleasing to the eye)
The piece is a bottle sitting and learning onto a piece of writing on text.
The piece respond to the prompt "to a hammer, everything looks like a nail". To a malicious comment, everything good posted on the internet can be wrong. It tells the story of how the toxic comment destroys the original message.
The color of the bottle is dark brown, which reminds the audience that the liquid inside the bottle is not directly drinkable. This is because brown bottle usually signals that the chemical inside the bottle need to be preserved for a long time for medical uses. This choice of color worked on the psychology of the audience, and communicates the toxic property of the bottle clearly. However, the yellow marks gave me the impression of the shadow cast by the bottle, which is not intended by the audience. I suggests that the yellow mark can be made obvious by curving the marks.
The work shows a set of Korean Dishes with a trophy as a bow. The viewer cannot tell the difference between a trophy and an ordinary bowl.
The artwork shows the importance of surroundings to an object with specific aura. The best way to present this art piece, said the artist, is to invite the audience to have a meal on these cups before they discover that they are ruin these cups. This piece made me wonder about our preception a lot. A trophy is not any more meaningful than a regular dish without the context or the aura around it. An object's exchange value can decrease by its surrounding, and only the functional value remains.
This piece contains a face of faces and mouths.
It shows how people mistakenly hear or say hate speeches. Although some mistakes can be easily fixed, other, especially words, have serious consequences. The face is intentionally made ugly to show the artists' objection to hate speech. The mouse is expressed as guns that can hurt people. The style of the artwork, to me, is too commonly seen in many artwork, and the message is nothing new to me.
The artist made 3 images of food related objects contrast. There is "salt shaker next to a creme brulee which would normally require sugar", and a ketchup in hot-sauce bottle, and an big orange as tangerine and a small tangerine as orange.
This piece made me laugh
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