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ADAD Week 9 2018
Transcript of ADAD Week 9 2018
Communication Skills for Creative Disciplines ADAD9113
• Be concise
Speak clearly and naturally
• Set a reasonable pace
Maintain a cohesive flow to the presentation
Develop effective visual aids
Research your topic thoroughly
•End the presentation strongly
Stages of a presentation
Present the different stages of the talk clearly.
Present ideas in a logical sequence.
Present your ideas in a cohesive manner.
rapport with the audience
outline the talk
be concise and not too long
• A statement that may surprise the audience
• An illustration of a point
• A rhetorical question
• Some orientation to contextualize the ideas
• A quotation
Question time and discussion
Points to consider for your discussion
• clear outcomes
• suitable focus questions
• inclusive discussion
• relevant discussion
• summarize and rephrase speakers’ points
• be objective and welcome critique.
Break it up
It's ok to say you don't know
Speak clearly and at a moderate pace
Slow down to emphasize key points
Dealing with the stress
Working with Visuals & Technology
Writing a report
Types of reports
Analyses the situation/problem/process and makes recommendations
Analyses findings during the course of an experiment and discusses the findings
Consider the reader
Why have I been asked for a report?
What do we need to know?
How will the report be used?
Analyse the task
How to access this information
•Table of contents
•List of figures
•List of tables or illustrations
•Body of the report
Results, findings and discussion
•Appendix or appendices
Proofreading your writing
Have you used -ise or -ize?
note: 'ise' is more usual in Australian written English.
Colour or color? note: prefer British spelling (e.g. colour) to American spelling (e.g. color)
Have you spelt all names and titles correctly?
Take special care to check the spelling of any foreign words or specialist vocabulary
Have you used capital letters consistently?
Have you changed tense without a good reason?
Use the present tense when discussing designs or artworks.
Do your subjects agree with their verbs in number?
Learn to identify the subject and verb in your sentences and check that they match in number.
Are your sentences complete and correct?
Learn to identify and correct sentence fragments.
Have you used commas appropriately to clarify any ambiguous sentences?
Have you used apostrophes correctly?
Remember that contractions such as it's, meaning it is, are not usually used in academic writing.
Writing an artist’s statement
Approaching a Gallery
Artwork in an Exhibition
Artwork on the Internet
Entry Form for a Competition
For us, artist statements are like road maps: they give us clues to better understand the work we are seeing. Optimally, they should be as clear and to the point as possible, thereby making it more likely that any background information that is important is actually passed along and internalized. Statements that are lost in jargon and art speak miss the chance to educate us. Our attention span for this kind of stuff is short (press releases fall into the same category), so make it hard hitting or you’ll lose us quickly, and we’ll go back to looking at the pictures and deciding for ourselves.
(2010), DLK Collections. Available from: http://dlkcollection.blogspot.com.au/2009/05/few-additions-to-discussion-of-artist.html [Accessed: April 16, 2012].
An explanation of your style, themes, an indication of the materials
exhibitions, awards, collections
write in the first person
Don’t use overly complex terms
revise your statement over time
write about what you've been doing recently
Writing an entry in an exhibition catalogue
work in context of exhibition
work in context of career
Planning and preparation
When did you last deliver a presentation?
How did it go?
What could you have improved upon?
What do you think are the key factors to remember for presenting well?
What strategies do you employ:
to get you message across clearly and concisely?
to overcome nerves?
What do you think is important to consider when developing your visual support?
1. This quote can be used to describe Nan Goldin who is an internationally renowned American photographer. Goldin’s art is intimate as it documents the story of her life, the things she has witnessed as well as the people whom she has loved and lost. Goldin’s photography largely focuses on capturing people from a very natural perspective. Conveying the way in which she views things.
2. In the published version of The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, Goldin shared her fear that “men and woman were irrevocably strangers to each other” (Goldin and Heiferman et al., 1986). Even if relationships were destructive, people would still seek each other for comfort. She described love is something uncontrollable, almost like an addiction (Goldin and Heiferman et al., 1986).
3. Not every individual will experience this repulsive side of life, but Goldin has captured snapshots of it in order to remind herself as well as every one else, that it exists.
4. The effects achievable in video art greatly influence the aura that is obtained, for instance, the effect of slow motion. Slow motion affects the work, slowing it down so one is able to see every specific and detailed movement
5. Viola composes an incredibly spiritual work with consideration of how easily life comes and goes and this constant pattern in the life's rhythm. In this incredibly intimate and personal work, Viola artistically represents this cycle using his immediate family. A greatly emotional and intimate work is created through Violas choice to represent this idea with two individuals, loved and cherished by him.
6. Fixed to the white walls of the gallery, this was one work that interacted well within its space. The industrial nature of the pipe sculptures referenced the warehouse and fittings in which the exhibition took place. However, what was rather striking about Booth’s work was the juxtaposition between material and reception. It was quite clear that the work was made out of durable piping, however upon interaction with 11XU-PVC.9323745.006474 such knowing became replaced with a feeling of fragility. Perhaps it is the artist’s technique, of spraying the pieces with a flat acrylic white paint1 that lends it such a feeling? Whatever the case may be, 11XU-PVC.9323745.006474 was both beautiful and mesmerising. A work that celebrates the use of recycled materials, and demonstrates too that such material still makes for a fantastic work of art.
7. The work is chosen by Elizabeth Bay, an established artist who practices image-making and uses nature as her inspiration. Her work process can be described as systematic by using compositional techniques of layering and repetition to deconstruct the images. Bay explained ‘Wall Drawing documents the struggle to depict a view before me’ (Bay 2013, p.8) which underlined her preference as an artist to follow a structured method for creating art.
8. The use of saturation can effect a film in many ways; with the increase in saturation colours seem more vibrant and cheerful, however, in the case of Ken Park (2002); the saturation has been reduced, as has the contrast.
Samples of past writing from assessment 2
• either print clearly or use a large font
• use text effectively.
• check speling and grammar.
• choose appropriate colours.
• choose diagrams, charts or pictures
your spoken material.
• use small fonts.
• cram too much information on one slide.
• include any visual elements for decoration.
• use faded or pale colours for text.
• use too many of the animations available in Powerpoint.