Saturday, 28 November 2009

What I'm interested in

The top two images are my samples I've made of semi transparent fabric and bondaweb.
I am thinking to combine more than one colour to create imagery and use it as a textile for my garment.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Venice Biennale

I was at the Venice Biennale this year over the summer where I saw some really really inspired and beautiful work which I feel is really useful for my thoughts in process.

I am interested in creating a pod/cocoon/space, which works with the senses to eleviate suffering in children with autism and perhaps we could work with support groups to create an interactive yet portable piece. Light, sound, smell, texture, sensations and atmospheres around the body, water, and heat/temperature, reactive and interactive are all key concepts. 
I would like to create a textile, which embodies the philosophies which appeal to me such as memories, documentation, recollection, to help and support those with memory loss. Work with a person/or their family with such difficulties to personalize their complete experience. Perhaps this could involve images of loved ones, embroidered poetry, evocative fragrances, and the archiving of a life.

Use of digital drape in process.

In relation to Roisins post with the stretchy elastic fabric, here are some digital drape images which could be useful. We can drape some of our shapes, imagery onto the body dressed in white stretchy shapes. Perhaps recreating habitats, body sculptures. 

Maybe we can trap something between the body and the fabric. An atmosphere, a sensation, smell, temperature, pheromones.

Maybe we can light this structure from within also? create kinetics, movement, use thermochromics to create interactivity.

these are my two mini briefs for process. they are quite opposite in the end resul that they would both achieve however both spaces are emotive and play on perception...with the spaces aim being to only be successful when combined with he users interaction

the first space is a womb like space, a comforting being wrapped in cottonwool

the second is much more sinister with entrapment and discomfort being the incentive...i like the idea of purposely forming a bad sensory space where the user is thrown out of their comfort zone and in to an eerie, thought provoking environment....and to moniter their experience

here i began by wanting to create a tunnel with straws but ended up by playing with the strswa creating ideas for space partitions, division. i like the effect of the light as you pass by the straws, the user can only see out of the straw that is directly infront of them...i think it could be interesting construct a space on a larger scale and see how the users react to it.

here i trapped myself within a tube of stretchy material- i like the idea of being trapped in a space, secure but to another level...claustrophobic....suffocating. an elaastic space that is closing in on the user. i found the images to be almost haunting.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Movement and Sound

I have uploaded my video documentation of experiment of material.

Please find below add.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Still experimenting.....I played with cardboard and paper here, extruding sections from the ceiling and floor areas of the imaginary space. the geometric lines make it seem quite rigid and harsh, reemphasising the cage and boundaries.

playing with materials

i wanted to create a bad sensory space like tolworth roundabout while still using our concepts of hiding spaces and escapes. the tunnel would serve as a hiding place for people to crawl through but the different levels of thread would create obstacles for the user, I wanted to twist the idea of safety and protection by creating a cage, a negative space. it still protects the user but it does so by trapping them within.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Hi everyone,

Some of the group worked on this installation today...the idea was that we would create an escape, a hideaway for people to walk through while tantalising their senses. We intend to vary the interior to give a surprise element to the user. The space begins as a tunnel and then turns to end in a semi cirlcular area where one can hide. We made the framework from recycled cardboard and then covered the interior in white paper before cutting white bags and paper into strips and sticking them to the wall and ceiling surfaces....we will hopefully have the finished space ready for tomorrow!! Our initial concepts included safety, adrenaline and escapism.

our sensory installation- creating a space to intrigue, fuel adrenaline and curiosity while provoking your imagination

Monday, 9 November 2009

System of 9th November

Making a building

We gathered some wood and pipes. Firstly, I considered keeping the small round arch shape as a walkway for pedestrians and making a building above the arch. The problem was how support a building, the arch shape material is too weak to support structure. We tried to use wood as columns but we found that the pipes can be a column as well as wood. We wanted to make cylinder shape of building so rounded metal net to make a cylinder.

Compare between metal and wood

One of advantages of using wood is convenience of handling. Wood is the most common material in our dairy life. Most of our furniture is made with wood. When I saw the wood today, I felt to use and make something but I didn’t feel movement.

When I found this metal string, I wanted to make twisted shape for showing kind of movement, but it was not possible to twist by hands, so we decided to make a bridge with wood and metal. Metal looks easy to bend, but without special tools, it was not able to make shape, which we intended.

We used wires to fix metal string at wood

Wood frame looks quite fixed aspect and metal strings shows kind of movement.