Between Either and Or, examples from Thursday’s class
Shirin Neshat – Turbulent
The either / or of gender roles and cultural stereotypes.
Nina Katchadourian – Accent Elimination
The either / or of nationalities.
Amalia Ulman – Excellences and Perfections
The either / or of social categorization and internet tropes.
Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen – 75 Watt
The either / or of creative project categorization.
The Semiotic Square (AKA a Two by Two)
The semiotic square is a conceptual tool to help define the space between either and or.
Due Thursday 9/14 – Bring in a Semiotic Square on a piece of paper.
- Sketch or draw it in any medium (illustrator, photoshop, pencil) and plot 3-5 data points on it.
- If you made it on a computer, print it out.
- The two axis of your two-by-two can be related to your exhibition project idea but don’t have to be.
- In class we plotted animals as furry/hairless + big/small and we plotted human acts as socially acceptable/socially unacceptable + legal/illegal.