Category: Parallel Projects

My parallel projects alongside my course work – for further inspiration and practice

Parallel Project ‘Difference and Becoming’ – new site and link

From some discussions in the OCA forum as well as my own reflection on how to proceed with my parallel projects, I decided to create a separate wordpress site/blog dedicated to my current project ‘Difference and Becoming’ in context of Deleuze and the ‘ruin of representation’ (Olkowski) Here the link to my seperate site: https://differencebecoming.wordpress.com  I will keep in the menu…

Parallel project: Further drawings on ‘Difference and Becoming’ (5)

After my smaller experiments on board with charcaol and shellac starting with abstract ground and eventually ended in discernible shapes and forms (with various responses from others) , I continued my journey on Deleuze’s path of exploring at larger scale (around 60-70 x 30 cm, thick matting paper). #07: Shellac and charcoal powder on paper (32 x 60 cm) – Fig.…

Parallel project: Drawings related to Deleuze ‘Difference and Repetition’ (4)

Based on initial gound preparation I continued with differentiation. My further markings describing differences, between each other and in itself. Without any preconceived idea of form I followed intuitively the ‘voice’ of the ground.   All drawing in charcoal, and/or ink, and/or shellac and/or acrylic paint on baord 24x18cm:   What happened?  My initial undifferentiated grounds, with random marks through…

'Drawing space', (c) StefanJSchaffeld, 2017

Parallel project: Communication with Jac Saorsa (3)

As mentioned in my earlier post, I found incidentally through TRACEY the work by Jac Saorsa, who worked on a project related to ‘Drawing out Deleuze’ and published a book (Narrating the catastrophe an artist’s dialogue with Deleuze and Ricoeur) as an interdisciplinary approach between art, humanities and philosophy. A book I got a copy and need to digest in…

'Drawing space', (c) StefanJSchaffeld, 2017

Parallel project: First moves on the ‘rising ground’ (2)

Working with shellac solution (lac, self-made) , charcoal (powder and stick), black ink. Using decalcomania technique for ‘transfer of ground’. All work on canvas board or matting board. Deleuze speaks of raising the ground (see exercise) and the nomadic nomos, as the decentralized multiplicity of viewpoints, an ungrounded ‘chaos’ in the sense that there is not any longer one dictating…

Parallel project: Drawings related to Deleuze ‘Difference and Repetition’ (1)

Over the last few days, I tried a different approach in my art practice parallel to this rather theoretical course, to experience how I could make visual sense out of my reading and researches. Visual decisions for mark making are not always conscious decisions, mostly not, and surely not to be considered as a 1-to-1 translation of philosophical thought into…

Stefan513593 - 'Self & Other' - photo

Project: Collaborative work with SJField on ‘Self & Other’

  “Self and other give birth to each other …[ ]… beyond separation one is always subscribed in the other…” – V. A. Conley, Helene Cisoux – Writing the Feminine, 1984   Here my contribution to the project work development, my reflection and further thoughts on responses by Sarah-Jane.     Copyright:  © SJField and SJSchaffeld, 2017. All images without caption:…

Stefan513593 - 'Self & Other' - no. 7

Bringing it together – Collaborative Work with SJF ‘Self & Others’

Bringing together and letting it go I am going to use #34 (the ‘monochrome’ English lady whose life hit hard on her) and #83 (the Welsh lady in Saudi Arabia feeling homesick) as here I’ve seen multiple images and pre-composites already from SJ and L. The above photograph by SJ from 07 July works good here (although I don’t know…

Stefan513593 - 'Self & Other' - no.4

Sketches: Collaborative Work with SJF ‘Self & Others’

My sketches on six character features, written reponses on an online survey conducted by SJ as the preparation for her work. She asked me to contribute and to sketch or paint the inner worlds of those people, people that I don’t know and only have read the written responses.  All done in charcoal (last one plus crayon) on A3 paper.…

Collaborative Work with Sarah-Jane Field ‘Self & Others’

Background: On 2 June 2017, fellow student Sarah-Jane Field contacted me whether I would be interested in a collaborative project as part of her assignment work for ‘Self & Other’ (photography course with OCA, level 5). I found this a terrific idea, as myself am wondering about me self-perception and inter-subjectivity. My interest was triggered as part of my level…