Please read the instructions very
carefully...all the way down :-)
We're all familiar with linked verse renga, but did you know that renga can also be images? In the sense that we'll be working with it here, renga (lit. linked image) is a collaborative computer graphic artwork that is developed by exchanging images over the Internet, 'quoting' from or 'adding' directly to a previous work so that new artworks are developed and passing the modified art work on. In an art renga, connecting thoughts are visually expressed to produce a series of linked images...
Person A on the list (Ron) modifies a seed image and sends it to person B (Doris) through E-mail. Person B may use part of the work or alter it to create his/her own work, and send the result on to person C (Jim). Person C does the same and so forth. A part of the previous work must be retained while creating a new haiga.
Fourteen artists will exchange images in a round robin (twice)...each artist will create two images.
By repeating this process, each artist will contribute a new original image to the link in the series of work.
The resulting haiga series will be like a picture scroll, a Graphic Renga.
1) As originally
invented by NAKAMURA Rieko and ANZAI
Toshihiro, graphic renga are purely
visual, but on WHChaikumultimedia, our
variant is that each image be a haiga,
with a haiku.
3) Alter the image you
receive by adding to it, subtracting from
it, or by cutting something from it and
pasting it into a new image. Changes
should be substantive (i.e. more than
simply applying a photoshop filter) but
what you took from the previous image
must be clearly perceptible.
Introduce something new while altering
the previous image
Compose a new,
5) You may use
your own choice of fonts but do not
add frames, borders or vignette your
image--framing the series will be the job
of the person who is making the web page.
Backgrounds are at the whim of the
6) Filename your jpeg as well as your email with your number in sequence and initials.
Name your image in your email only --
(please keep titles short--four words at the most) Example: 01-rm -- petals pretend to fall
7) When you have finished your haiga, email your attached image (with your #, initials)
to the next artist on the list with copies to Carol and Linda, LaaRouge@aol.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
[not to the list]
8) The list of artists is numbered.
the order in which the images
are passed from one to another.
9) Once an image is sent to the next person, it cannot be changed unless other participants have reservations about its compliance with the rules of the exercise. These must be expressed immediately in order not to cause subsequent problems.
10) There is a 48 hour turnaround time maximum for each artist. (midnight your local time)
11) First submission: Tuesday April 1, 2008
Images will be posted on our exercise site as work progresses.
Graphic Renga is
an aesthetic of free association and
brave! Don't be timid about altering
the previous artist's work or
ideas...be inspired and incorporate them into your new original work of art.
Please continue to submit whatever other work you are doing and wish to share with everyone.
Don't hesitate to ask questions on list...;-)
01. Ron Moss /rm ron.moss@education.