Today we also had our first critique of our group collaboration assignment. For those who want to know our first collaboration had to center around our stories and our response to the question of "How can unbearable beauty arise hope?" My group went out into the city and took pictures of individuals while asking the question: "What is beauty?" The critique went well we had good feedback and questions to think about after we realize there were some holes in our project. We had a good variety of answers and a diverse subjective answer to the question but the concern was that we are only defending an evidence of pluralism belief. As Christian artists we are subject to seeing God as the single source of beauty and it is hard to see our belief lost in others belief of what beauty is. Good thing this project was simply a prototype and provided we only had limited time, I consider this project as a good warm-up process for our exhibition collaboration. Other people had great ideas for their collaboration:
Theology and Art
Man and the Road painting of a peasant of lower class
Why do we love going to the movies or reading fiction?
We belong something bigger than ourselves
Form of storytelling
Bring up issues about life and understand it
Story by Robert McKee Principle of screenwriting
Help appreciate stories in general and how to view Jesus parable and storytelling
“Our appetite for story is a reflection of the profound human need to grasp the patterns of living, not merely as an intellectual exercise, but within a very personal, emotional experience… Some see this craving for story as simple entertainment, an escape from life rather than an exploration of it. But what, after all is entertainment? To be entertained is to be immersed in the ceremony of story to an intellectually and emotionally satisfying end.” Robert McKee: Story
Going to the movies stimulate real life reaction of certain situations.
What Make A Story Real?
Names and characters of people.
Relevant and related our own experiences
The world is connected not disconnected.
“Story is metaphor for life. A story teller is a life poet, an artist who transforms day-to-day living, inner life and outer life, dream and actuality into a poem whose rhyme scheme is events rather than words-a two hour metaphor that says: Life is like this!” Robert McKee: Story
What make a movie compelling?
Conflict itself and how you can relate to some aspect of conflict and parameters.
“The archetypal story unearths a universally human experience, then wraps itself inside a unique, culture specific expression.”
“No matter how intimate or epic, contemporary or historical, concrete or fantasized, the world of an eminent artist always strikes us as somewhat exotic or stranger. Like an explorer parting forest leaves, we step wide-eyed into an untouched society, a clichéd-free zone where the ordinary becomes extraordinary… once inside this alien world, we find ourselves. Deep within these characters and their conflicts we discover our own humanity. We go to the movies to enter a new, fascinating world, to inhabit vicariously another human being who at first seems soundlike us and yet at heart is like us, to live in a fictional reality that illuminates our daily reality.” Robert McKee
Do Christians tell good stories?
Do we include our weakness?
Do we show our struggle of becoming a Christian?
Do we vividly show instead of simply telling our story?
Are we telling the whole story of becoming a Christian?
Are we deceiving people of salvation?
Are we making our stories too neatly as a Christian life?
Our lives is not simply to stop sinning but to live dangerously in love of God in other words a risky story just like Christ. Not just for behavior modification.
The Gospel Story
Do you think the gospel boring?
If you were to tell the gospel to someone who haven't heard it, how would you make it interesting yet keep it biblical?
Where is the gospel in the bible?
What was the first conflict?
Rebellion of Man in the beginning.
We see grace by God providing them clothing and protect them and allow to live.
God make a promise to Eve one of her offspring will reconcile to God.
Flashback of conceiving Christ and end with Christ birth.
Second coming of Christ and new creation of earth.
There’s something you picture in heaven in freedom.
There’s no problems, worries, etc.
How can we “story well” in these situations.
In sharing the gospel.
In sharing my spiritual journey story to Christ and with ChrFaist.
In creating works of art.
Favorite Quotes of the Day
“Story can be as abstract as a series of events like cause and effect. Shapes can be a story in our creation of cause of effect.” Caleb
“Story talk to us about human connect is really compelling because you can’t see relationship in it than its not effective.” Kristine
"My favorite movie is Man on Fire about good and evil and there’s sacrifice and passion." Emily D
"I enjoy David Leeches films because story are so typical, but a sense of uniqueness interest me." Jayson Duff
"Stories are like company a good company and invite them back to my home. I like Jean Oslen work and want to continue reading them." Kari H