Toolkit

TOOLKIT: REPEATING OBJECTS

THEME: MATERIAL / SITE-SPECIFIC
SUBJECT: VISUAL ART
ARTIST: ANNE LINDBERG
GRADE: recommended 9th-12th grade

OBJECTIVES
Students will think about the process of creating a large installation and learn about creating models and iterating an idea.
Students will think about how the amount of a material impacts how it is viewed.
Students will consider elements of color, light and space in planning their site-specific installation.
 
KEY QUESTIONS
1. How does the amount of an object change your view of it? (i.e. one post-it on a wall compared to one thousand post-its on the wall.)
2. How does creating a plan or model of a final installation help you plan and iterate?
3. How do you choose one object to work with in a massive quantity?
 
VISUAL REFERENCES
1. shift lens (2015), Anne Lindberg
 
ACTIVITY
Choose one object to create an installation or sculpture. Inspired by Anne Lindberg’s use of string in her installation, shift lens, carefully choose an object that changes with repetition. Think about color, light, line and space as you arrange and place your objects. Lindberg makes models of her installations before she installs them in the space. Like her, create your own drawings or models. How does this process help you think about the larger scale? Study the space you would like to install. What is the traffic like through the space? How does the light in the space change depending on the time of day? How does a material change when you use it in large quantities or use it to create an impact on the architecture of the space?

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PENNSYLVANIA CORE STANDARDS
VISUAL ARTS
(9.1.8.A-9.1.12.A)
-know and use the elements and principles of each art form to create works in the arts and humanities
 
(9.1.8.B-9.1.12.B)
-recognize, know, use and demonstrate a variety of appropriate arts elements and principles to produce, review and revise original works in the arts
 
(9.1.8.C-9.1.12.C)
-recognize and use fundamental vocabulary within each of the arts forms
 
(9.1.8.D-9.1.12.D)
-use knowledge of varied styles within each art form through a performance or exhibition of unique work
 
(9.1.8.E-9.1.12.E)
-demonstrate the ability to define objects, express emotions, illustrate an action or relate an experience through creation of works in the arts

 
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