Firstly, I would like to apologize for the lack of preparation last tuesday.
Moving on from last Tuesday ive tried to come up with a couple of drawings of investigation into the chosen site. Ive tried to create a narrative through the images. I am trying not to get too carried away into the areas of memory etc at the moment and focus more on facts and fiction and see what that uncovers and where it leads me to. On all the attached drawings ive used my own analysis to interpret what i thought of as fiction and fact. Iv created a criteria which i could follow.
What ive identified is that the existing/pre existing binary relates almost directly to the fact and fiction, and this is done by following the criteria i set out. Something along the lines of how over time the stories and history of the what used to exist get modified due to lack of substantial documentation and sources. And the question of does a demolished building become fiction, which i identified as the building moves from being fact into the fictional zone.
For the first image ive tried to narrate and split the factual and fictional information on the site. Ive done this, influenced by the idea of how fiction is strongly or loosely based on factual elements. How fiction is an altered part of fact rather than a separate entity.
For the second image i have tried to state the criteria. This still needs a lot of work but ive made a draft version of what i felt were the criteria.
Moving on ive tried to show the existing, pre existing and refused proposal of the site. Which could provide for the beginning of an interesting aspect to the narrative later on. The image still needs work, im not very happy with it.
Like you suggested on tuesday to develop my own interpretation of fact and fiction like how Panos Mavros related it to Porocity and Compacticity, ive tried to potray my version through the image.
With the following image ive tried to sum up how the concept functions and relates to the site. Of how even though burdened with a vast history, there are elements of the site that are always going to be fictional. Sort of how a fictional novel unfolds. Ive further addressed the idea of how fact plays an integral role in creating fiction.
Ive yet to work on updating the portfolio but ill have this done by tuesday.
As for the exploratory study, i am uploading the pages ive added on further. Speaking about the exploratory study to Charles on tuesday he suggested that if i carried the analysis and results obtained from testing out the devices that i should try do some material swatches that will highlight the qualities obtained from the results. Ive thought about it and it isnt really starting over, rather im just recreating the results obtained in the form of a more tangible output. Ive only just begun to investigate into this, but by tuesday ill have something to discuss about this. Ive started looking at faux concrete, and light transmitting concrete.
The pages ive added on arent final yet. A lot of it still needs to be edited.