Everyone's a Critic

By SlowSong
How can art change society? People were invited to write down their thoughts on the exhibition and stick them on a wall. Lots of the messages are in languages I don't understand (none of them except English actually), so I didn't get a good overview. Still, I quite liked the look of the pencils and papers so I fiddled about with them and came up with this stark sort of image.

Thanks for looking
Chris Smile


I nearly didn't upload again as I'm so cross about all these fiddly changes, but I got another award for my "Everybody Move" pic from Meniko and andmolliethedog actually came back and gave his award which he wasn't able to the other day. So, what with Bill's, that's made three awards for that particular image which is amazing, and I needed that boost today as I'm a bit down in the dumps (but nothing to do with EPZ). Thank you so much. xxx

Tags: Photo journalism London General Black and white Specialist and abstract Tate Writing on the wall

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rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
24 Aug 2012 1:00PM
EPZ changes are an ongoing scenario, but once mastered are a benefit. Congratulations on the awards Chris, your images are provoking stimulation. Here another something out of not muchSmile
Ron.

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danbrann Plus
11 567 16
24 Aug 2012 1:41PM
C'mon Chris It'll soon be tomorrow and the sun will be shining. I sometimes think I'm on the wrong site. You should put this image on the wall and show them what art is.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1372 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 1:57PM
I find the image intriguing. A bit like consumer surveys, customer feed-back - makes people feel they are contributing something but what is achieved?
Which could be interpreted as referring to site changes too.
I really don't like the strip of Gallery pictures running under each upload, they are a serious distraction. Otherwise I can live with the changes. I'm a stoic.
Moira
24 Aug 2012 2:25PM
EPZ seems to be changing daily at the moment! A fine capture, makes a great abstract....nice bit of fiddling about, too! Wink
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 2:36PM
You have made a fab composition here Chris with all those triangles and squares. Love the mono except for the 'how'! It looks best with the lights turned out so that the gallery pictures are obliterated - then it really comes to life.
Ann

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SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
24 Aug 2012 2:52PM

Quote:Love the mono except for the 'how'!AnnSmileSmileSmile
Yeah, I know. Don't know why I did it. It's not been a good week so far so perhaps I was fiddling for the sake of it. Smile
cats_123 Plus
12 4.4k 25 Northern Ireland
24 Aug 2012 3:43PM
you've obviosuly been on one of those motivational courses....stick it notes are the new powerpoint...like it SmileSmile
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
24 Aug 2012 4:21PM
Nice documentary shot.

Andy
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
24 Aug 2012 6:34PM
A cathartic posting, Chris. Interestingly nobody has tried answering the question! (Nor me Smile)

Dave
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
24 Aug 2012 7:07PM
And to top off all the changes, eps seems to run very slowly after you all go to bed-- making commenting in the evening here just about impossible--I mean I folded 3 loads of laundry while commenting on about 10 images---

Very untidy desk up there! (your image)
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
24 Aug 2012 7:38PM
Hope you perk up, Chris...xx

Excellent shot of this messy feedback/forum corner.

I'm with you. I do NOT like the changes on EPZ. I loved the format before.

If it ain't broke, why fix it??

Andrew
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 7:45PM
One must firstly distract our selves from the term 'Art', and think more in the terms of 'Expressionism', if we are ever going to truly understand 'How art can change Society'. Furthermore, one can think in the same way as we would if we were asked "Which came first, the Chicken or the Egg?" "What came first Art of Society?"

Regards Nathan
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
24 Aug 2012 7:49PM

Quote:One must firstly distract our selves from the term 'Art', and think more in the terms of 'Expressionism', if we are ever going to truly understand 'How art can change Society'. Furthermore, one can think in the same way as we would if we were asked "Which came first, the Chicken or the Egg?" "What came first Art of Society?" Regards Nathan
That's very interesting Nathan. I think I'm more of an expressionism sort of person. I like my art with a bit of feeling and meaning.
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bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
24 Aug 2012 9:00PM
Interesting concept Chris - I think I would find the question hard to answer.
Brian.
marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 9:12PM
A great capture Chris, sorry to hear you are down in the dumps... It's great to see you work!
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 10:01PM
Liked trying to read as many as I could there Chris..great comp
and hope tomorrow brings a smile to you
and yes, quite frustrating these daily changes and
trying to decide if I want to renew next week or not!

Lillian
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
25 Aug 2012 8:32AM
I really like the "lights off" feature!!

Turning to your fascinating image it is well seen and presented.

Albert
posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 9:09AM
It can't, but you can conjure up an image in a vacuum.....! I love it...hours of imaginary storytelling here Smile Try it...it might make you smile a little Wink

Barry
jonwebber 7 4 1 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2012 5:32PM
Collections of straight sided shapes always intrigue. What wonderful vision is displayed here.
jon
Ade_Osman 12 4.5k 36 England
25 Aug 2012 7:40PM
Keep yer pecker up Chris, so to speak, things could be a helluva lot worse......As for the changes on EPZ, I think they're all for the best, although I'm not sure about the scroll as yet.....

All the best......Ade
meniko 4 Cyprus
26 Aug 2012 10:13AM
the right angle , the right aperture, the right light ...
Every single detail seems so "right"!
Well done, I like this one,
Meniko

We are not able to change our life
but we can change a day
Smile
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
26 Aug 2012 11:11AM
Well composed and interesting image; works well in mono.
Rende
annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
31 Aug 2012 5:35PM
a very interesting crop... of an image and opinions.
2 Sep 2012 3:41AM
nicely done

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