Bleeding Timespace




I’ve been working on the drawing we discussed on tuesday, about bleeding the time periods together. The top image shows 3 states/ time periods coexisting adjacent to each other. The bottom, less finished drawing, shows the site as would be if the wall detail pulled away part of the wall, bleeding the time periods together. There is a storage room that hasn’t come up on this drawing that begins to bleed into the industrial storage and take on timber profile shapes which allude to residential use but mimic the rhythm and form of the industrial storage racks. I’m going to show the artist working on these profiles in their studio on the right hand side of the site, which are then assembled and transported through the industrial section into the residential room. Also, the desk that the artist works at now clips onto the steel frame of the detail. I’m going to do another drawing wihch focusses on the planes associated with each threshold through time, and then show how these are broken with a phenomenal transparency which creates a durational continuity between the spaces/ time periods, facilitated by the rupture details which sit at the thresholds (instants) of time, which allow the illusion of continuity to be observed.
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  1. The drawings still seem a little timid. It took me a while to spot the differences between the two drawings and then the bleeding of activities is not very evident, it should be bold, surreal (surrealist even), that would be the experience after all. Make bold statements in bringing the time periods together otherwise these moments will get lost in the drawings. Really think about what it would mean for these programmes, time periods, materialities, individuals to come together – do they smash into each other having an effect that is disruptive in some parts and curious and surreal in others? The way Tschumi imagined cross-programming and articulates the effect here as ‘the Surrealist image of the meeting of the umbrella and the sewing machine on the dissecting table’ seems to be suggesting the right kind of direction – show the temporal cross-programming equivalent.
    Model the scenarios in your head, invent the narrative of what this would be like and then draw it. This will be the crucial gesture in bringing the project together and doing all this great research and deep thinking what it deserves. As these moments of bleed will be quite small in the drawings you could consider having a zoomed in part on the page also. Keep at it, and just turn up the extremes of each situation. Looking forward to seeing it on Tuesday.

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