Using the Site Drawing as an incubator for innovation of materials and technology I would like to explore both of these elements in the area of west 21st which is due for regeneration.
Fred Kahl, aka The Great Frendini, has recreated part of Luna Park using 3D printers to bring to life the spatial complexity and wonderment of the park, to a new generation. His inspiration for creating the 3D installation was Marcel Duchamp’s diorama ‘Xanadu’, which has an element of the thrill yet beautiful sensory experience which Coney Island provided. A thrill and sensory experience which people who were not able to partake of the ‘Grand Tour’ could enjoy . I would like to get in touch with Fred Kahl and discuss with him his project and potential for its development.
I would like to make a visit to Dreamland Amusement Park in Margate (which has just reopened after ten years of closure) to gain a sense of atmosphere, investigate what the park means to people, what their memories are, what draws them to the place, and why they return.
I will use the time over the next few weeks to complete outstanding work and compose/build my portfolio. Research the site in depth, formulate the technology study and carry out the tests on my fired materials.