//Shifting Sands Below Our Feet

My work since Tuesday has focused on further research of the depositing and erosion of the coast line from natural and human perspectives. Much of the research into the composition of Dungeness focuses on a series of great storm events rather than steady build up of material. The characteristic dune lines which can been seen…

Derek Jarman’s Sketchbooks

Follwing on from my research into Derek Jarman- the sketchbooks of the film maker have given me some inspiration for a portfolio format. ‘With their snippets of poetry, drawings, film storyboards, thoughts, plans and photographs, Derek Jarman’s sketchbooks offer a rare insight into an artist’s mind at work.’ https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/aug/25/derek-jarman-sketchbooks-in-pictures#/?picture=415719736&index=7   I like the way he…

Portfolio Layout

Here are some portfolio examples that I like the look of. I like the ratio of white space imagery and the different size of imagery within the composition. There is a certain balance introduced by the black and white images.   Here, I like the introduction of colour within the text.   I am beginning…

//Multiple Scale Shingle Analysis

//As part of my investigations into shingle moment, distribution, and layout, I have summarised my investigations conducted on site.   // MICRO//MACRO//ANALYSIS Through the trip I was collecting and cataloguing shingle across Dungness, initially call the “survaying the powers of 10” (http://ds7.osa.digital/index.php/2016/10/09/surveying-the-powers-of-10/) however land restrictions meant I was re directed, but ultimately maintained the premise. The resultant collection…

Through the Eyes of an Animal

Through the Eyes of an Animal

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/en_uk/blog/virtual-reality-lets-you-become-a-mystical-forest-creature   Whilst researching some ideas for the visual quality of my portfolio- I came across this… ‘Wearing large, moss-faced black headsets, users journey through an abstracted LIDAR-scanned woodland and soar above the forest canopy—captured using 360° aerial drone cameras—while coming into contact with various creatures. Some of these were captured by a photogrammetry rig,…

Negative Positive Dungeness

Here are some of my pinhole camera prints of Dungeness. Technique : Analogue cardboard/tin pinhole cameras with photographic paper, printed in darkroom. The negatives are inverted using Photoshop. Captured in black and white are the distorted frames/planes, fleeting time and exposure, and haunting anomalies that are often erased from digital photography. The unseen and invisible.   Here…

Post Dungeness

For the trip to Dungeness, I have carried out two fields of research, thus having several methods: Dungeness Nuclear Power Station B’s original structure; using drawing via memory (hoping my photographic memory works though!) Local vegetation documentation; using photography and (some) sample taken for further experiments. As for the power station, I found out that…

Week o4: Site Survey

During our site visit to Dungeness I looked to focus on water and its effects on the landscape as a foundation to my study. The key areas of interest were researching: main waterways, paths to waterways, water defence systems, effects of water on materials, tidal times and floating architecture on site. I have began to categorise…

Tide tables

I bought this book at the Pilot Inn: “2016 Tide Tables, Predicted High and Low Water at Dungeness”. Might be of interest to anyone looking at tidal patterns.   https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6r1WNWujoMic0hKSnNRMnQ4clU   Also check out the UK Hydrographic Office website.

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Fischli/ Weiss: Rock on top of another Rock

Charles sent me this video a few weeks ago and its interesting in the technical principles that it demonstrates as well as how ARUP used 3d scanning to figure out a structural solution for this artwork: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v0CO7p7eT4&feature=youtu.be Could be useful for Sam’s project in terms of stacking objects on top of one another to form a totem/ monument? This…

Modelling my folding drawing into a device

In ‘Lost time accidents’,  I followed Brian Dillon on his journey on photographing the landscape of Dungeness. From the Pilot Inn, he described the power stations as objects washed out by the mist, like a overexposed photograph hovering over the horizon. The houses have a sens e of impermanence and seem unstable – their motion could…

Spinning Tree House

The tree house is functioning as a structure that takes care of all the special plant species in Dungeness. It is a spinning structure that allows the plants to go underground and receive treatment /nourishment. Ideas after Tuesday’s feedback: More research of the vegetation on site and try to relate the structure to the different location of plant species. Too…

Vegetation mapping

Last week I talked about understanding the vegetation on site to relate it back to my tree house concept. The vegetation shown above are the common plant species that can be found in Dungeness. I am working together with Faez to find our more about the vegetation including soil condition, formation of plants and more….

Week 03: Temporal Architecture & Water

‘’Architecture is intimately involved with time. Standing amid time’s continual flow, architecture simultaneously experiences the receding past and the arriving future’’ (Ando, 1992, p. 110) I’ve began to look into the concept of temporal architecture and the philosophies that are introduced into architectural design by Japanese architects. This includes research into light, floating, mobile architecture….