There isn’t much to comment on in the storyboard at the moment as I’ve stripped things back heavily. I had too many photos and not enough work.
There is more crafting to do to some of the layouts (they take a surprising amount of time for me to be happy with them). The continuation of the Terminal magazine is unclear at the moment; I could do with suggestions on how to draw the station/the pause if there are any. I’m looking at some of the examples from the Socks site, and plan to utilise the kinds of drawings like these when exploring the pause:
http://socks-studio.com/2015/09/05/negative-writing-home-and-other-works-by-jochen-gerner/ (The IKEA style ones Manijeh blogged about)
http://socks-studio.com/2015/09/29/photographic-removal-as-critical-practice-marina-abramovics-freeing-the-horizon-1973/ (This is one of the methods of reworking the pause I documented in time lapses)
I plan on looking at the ‘When Photography Catches Time’ part of the website again as there was some great inspiration on there, and I could do with finding it again!
As I progress with tech, the order and content of the magazines keeps changing and being reassigned. The Pause magazine will not be volume one, but I don’t think I will decide the volume order until towards the end of the year.
Following on from the tutorial the areas of light, and having a museum of two halves are still ideas I am pursuing. Also the idea of a holding space which disperses people into a linear, uncomfortable spatial arrangement. Ronnie’s conversation about the sense of paranoia within the station due to terror threats (closing of taxi rank and walk-way windows) and circumstances like the black out paint from WWII remaining on the windows for decades are an element I find interesting and had not considered the elements to that extent. As pausing is viewed as a suspicious act these days it feels like it’s already made itself a part of my thesis given the site.
I have just discovered that structurally Grand Central is already equipped to have a skyscraper built on top of it (a tower was in original plans so copious steel reinforcement was built in preparation – but it was scrapped much to the disappointment of the architects). Given that the surrounding area is all drawing skywards, including the construction of a super-skyscraper next door, and I’m interested in bringing light back to the station, this intrigues me….
Plan for over Christmas: have both magazines done. Lots of things are started and kindling, but not much concrete or presentable. It’s all photos and thoughts. I want to say have started the third magazine, but until I really know where the museum is going I am not sure I can start the next one as I need a new theme. Possibly the next magazine will be about ‘light’ or ‘halves’ or…… So at least over Christmas I need to have broken the back of how to bring physicality to everything and understand my curating role.