I’ve started to experiment in collage the spatial qualities that I can get by using the models that I made earlier. The tests suggests certain spatial elements at play but I am still not satisfied with the spatial quality produced. At the same time I think I would need to work on the programmatic ideas of these spaces as well. I am going to do more models this week and then test with another round of collages to see if they can clearly translate across. The scale in these collages already start to address the different dimensions of the balloons in relation to spaces along the route. I think I can push this further to suggest a more drastic difference in scale. I like the reference on Ana Rewakowicz; she tested various programmatic functions within the installations and also the performative element is really interesting to consider for my project. I stumbled upon this article on graveyard spaces in China ( http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/world/asia/china-graves-gated-communities.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=1 ) and what interested me the most is the shift of space dimensions for these death spaces. I particularly like the image at the end of the article where a guy is pushing a trolley that has the ashes of the deceased. It gave me an idea on how the spaces of the shrines could change.
I also found this article interesting in promoting death positivity and hope I can achieve the sense of play in my project like this event (http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/its-okay-to-giggle-at-the-clown-funeral?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=atlas-page). I am finding it a bit difficult to relate the material language of the models and the change of the extended route to the calendar. I am not sure how to detail this out in the calendar just yet but am trying to work out a sample for next Tuesday.