Reaction Paper to an art experience at Nuit Blanche
Project instructions: VPHA46H3 Fall 2014
First Writing Assignment: Reaction Paper to an art experience at Nuit Blanche
DUE ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 10th by email
Assignment: Please write a thoughtful reflection on an encounter you had with visual arts during Toronto?s Nuit Blanche festival (October 4, 2014; website). Ultimately, using some of the points below for guidance, this assignment asks you to consider how ?we see? these works and how we determine their meaning, effectiveness, and value. Why are they art? Why Nuit Blanche? Points to consider: ? Describe the artwork or experience, focusing on form, materials, colours, sound, shape, texture, scale, clarity (think about trying to describe it in as much detail as you can so that your reader can imagine experiencing it with you) ? Identify the location in the city Toronto of this work chosen ? Include 1 photo of work (cell phone snapshot will do) ? How did it make you feel? Excited, intrigued, confused, angry, bored (and if so, why have you chosen to focus on this work?) ? What does the artist or curator say about this work? Is there any explanation beyond your experience of it available? ? What is its purpose? What is its meaning? Who or what does it address? ? How did others around you respond to the work? ? Think about your body, your presence in relation to the work? ? Was it is successful at what it set out to do? Was it effective? This assignment is to be an original reaction paper, please review the rules on Plagiarism. If you do not attend, you cannot write this assignment. Formatting checklist: -5 pages (NOT INCLUDING TITLE PAGE) – double-spaced – 12-point font (Times New Roman or Garamond) – 1? (2.54 cm) margins – page numbers -Title page to include YOUR NAME, YOUR STUDENT NUMBER, TITLE OF ASSIGNMENT, NAME OF COURSE, DATE OF SUBMISSION.