Expanding from my previous drawing with the consideration from the comments, I’ve documented more detailed information including the materials’ properties, supporting method and how the sound effects inform the history and the used of certain materials in a place etc at each street that was in Janet Cardiff’s recording. Additional research was done which focuses on below ground level, based on the recordings where Janet mentioned about the newspaper mentioning about dead body and underground breakdowns. Jay Carver has mentioned that more than 10 000 artefacts have been discovered during the 6 years tunneling through the London city centre.
To develop my sketch, as mentioned I would do a 3d sketch model of the materials following the Janet’s walk, giving more texture depth and include my interpretation on mimicking materials. Stacking in layers showing the strata of materials and also tearing off to show the degradation through time. As Julia King mentioned, each layers is a story/experience of a specific period of time.
Derived from the action of “stacking” and “layering”, I selected scaffolding as my object of research, looking into its stacking property and abstraction & erasure of components. As described by Brownell that scaffolding has this neutral property, it emerges at various time particularly at times where there are significant social change. In Janet Cardiff’s recording, she mentioned about construction carried on site and how the builders are the people shaping the city line, showing its dynamism behind this temporal structure. I will be studying models from both Richard Galpin (studying about abstraction & erasure) and Alois (stacking & layering) who did similar works studying time and space through grids.
A sketch of layers of construction, from void, then excavation, to stacking and reorganising.