Portfolio Format

Slides from last week’s presentation (Sorry it took so long to upload): http://we.tl/QtRiMxBTlI Also some videos: Antoine Vaxelaire’s final presentation in conversation with Mies: http://vimeo.com/75191842 Mond Qu’s video showing the different digital pieces of evidence he created as part of his elaborate construct to create a fake island: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKAYqof4InI Fredrik Hellberg’s final presentation of a huge structure to…

Timeline

My timeline/time based drawing of the walk and two images containing additional information which accompany it. The timeline and audio circles can be read like a clock from the noon position. The drawings explore the layered narratives within the walk from the standpoint of ‘presence’ during the walk and what the participant is actually focused on,…

Study Model

Greyboard/Steel Wire/Solder/Wax Looking at ways an uncanny form of ornamentation might be supported by a steel frame. Some reasons why this is an unsuccessful model: 01. The ornamentation isn’t very Uncanny. 02. The poured wax is at the same time an uncontrolled and quite predictable generator of form – tending always to obliterate fine detail…

Portfolio Idea – Ambitious?

Having thought about the various references and formats for a varied collection and given my current WIP, I have sketched an idea for an interactive portfolio which encompasses the overall journey.  The collective being connective whilst posing further inquiry into the unknown. It may be ambitious, it may evolve as my project develops, or it…

Books & Paper Art (Pt.III)

Interiors, 2014, Hardcover Books, Acrylic Varnish- Brian Dettmer (http://briandettmer.com/art/2014/)   For more inspiration on portfolio layout ideas, I have been looking at artists who manipulate books and their contents into art that tell a story. They are all very different, but are some examples of more sculptural aspects of story-telling…   Barbara Mauriello: Bookbinder (http://barbaramauriello.com/portfolio21.html)…

Illusion, Light and Shadow

What is illusion? According to Oxford Dictionary, illusion is an instance of a wrong or misinterpreted perception of a sensory experience. The first sense recorded for illusion was ‘deception, attempt to fool’. It came via Old French from Latin illudere ‘to mock, ridicule, make sport of’, from in– ‘against’ and ludere ‘play’. The prime modern sense of ‘a…

From week 3 to week 4

Here is the draft model I made last week to explore the potential of light and shadow idea into my object. The model is to carry a specific scenario as a sign box to give out direct information, in this case, it framed a story of how I look for Janet Cardiff through her records. The…

Behind the Book

This week I visited Shepherd’s Bookbinders in London and the British Library in order to understand more about how books are made & restored, then preserved and stored for public use. My first stop was Shepherd’s bookmaking supplies shop, where I marvelled at the range of materials available to make your own books.   I…

The Architectural Uncanny

Architects of the humanist tradition utilised platonic geometries and the golden section as a means by which to construct buildings in the image of the idealised human form. Ornamental figures were housed in niches or moulded into decorative friezes, themselves supported by caryatids in the shape of the female figure; the imposition and relative proportions…

Indeterminacy – Dale

I’ve been looking for a way this week to represent the continuous, durational flow of time this week materially, trying to expand upon the stitching and weaving between the two instants. So I looked into Kath Shonfield and her ideas about how the medium through which an idea or object is presented greatly effects the…

Plastic Sound

I’ve been looking more closely at ways that plastic as a material and object manifest and encrypt light and sound information. I began researching into cassette tape reels and its materiality. It is made up of a single polyester layer with a magnetic coating. The magnetic material used is usually chromium dioxide. Photographic plastic film…

Some thoughts…

I will soon be looking at the physical aspects of paper, trying to see them in a way I haven’t before. This will allow me to understand more about the material and it’s physical breakdown. I hope to look at different types of paper under a microscope in order to explore the make up. I…

Week 3: Decay

I have continued on from the tutorial discussion compiling catalogues and building mini benches (experimenting predominantly with cement at the moment). Still exploring ways of testing decay – a mixture of finding already decayed materials and attempting to rapidly decay them myself. Not sure where it’s going – but should be fun…

Sabine Gates v01

Sabine Gates v01 The entrance to Liverpool Street Station is reimagined as the entrance to Janet Cardiff’s Opera at the Train Station. An additional layer of the spectacle-ular enters the city. Model casts in metal to be made and moved to the monument?

The Object and drawings

  Following the feedback I received from last Tuesday’s session, I want develope my timeline drawing with different drawing methodologies where I can explore the negative and positive objects and the texture and sense of space. I have started with charcoal and i would like to explore with embossing on watercolour paper if we have…

Portfolio layout

For my portfolio layout I’ve looked at OMA books and graphics. What I found interesting about OMAs books is their work progress and design developments. OMA in their books always focus on showing how they develop an object not just present the final images of their projects. I think there is many things I can…

Portfolio Ideas

Our brief is composed of many elements that come together, from gathering clues, investigating and experimenting. I would like my portfolio to be made up of a few pieces of evidence, that altogether tells the story (such as the example from Geoffrey, where a box contained all his portfolio). These individual elements should supplement one…

Week 3 : Object / Device Development

Hello people, Resuming my exploration of thermochromic material, I would like to demonstrate more of the effects using this material in relation to space. A model of a basic space will be built with each of the panels/planes coated with the mixture of thermochromic pigment with normal acrylic paint as the main elements. To replicate/represent…

Week 3

Moving on from my object that I made and from the feedback received ive come up with a better more usable solution to the entire scheme. The device was used to monitor and generate sketches by the viewer, and from those sketches get the narratives they were trying to represent. Building up on the initial…