Cameras Galore

These 2 weeks I have gone ham with designing my cameras. I have buckled down the WHY, WHAT, WHO, WHEN & HOW  of my cameras for the SNACKY SHACK and HOUSES. Prior to this, I have drawn up my interpretation of the british pavilion, foll0wed by a drawing to introduce the integration of the duration idea in Dungeness. The british pavilion drawing is hand done, folded quite neatly, but not shown here.

Here is the 2nd concept drawing to introduce the cameras in Dungeness.

Like an exquisite corpse, when compressed it looks like this, each slit of image symbolizes the duration of stay/exposure :


Elongated looks like this to reveal more of the camera, stills on the shortest exposed camera (right) to the blurry long exposed camera (left) :



Camera Type 1 – SNACK SHACK

Here are some basic drawings to show the function/operation of the camera in the SNACK SHACK. Click on each drawing to read the explanation of the cameras. These drawings are all folded neatly and embedded in a big overview drawing of the site (like the advent calendar drawing i showed previously):


act 1 act 2

act 3

act 4  Excuse those people in my first drawing – they are crap at the moment. More to come – 1:5 detail of one the device and photographs caught on the cameras. A physical model too.


Camera Type 2 – HOUS

3 houses in Dungeness chosen are :

(a) Pobble House – Shortest period of (multiple) inhabitation from days to weeks. Airbnb style living.

(b) El Ray Holiday Home – Weeks to months stay by a family.

(c) Way o’ the wind House – Generational stay by the fishing family.

Here are the basic drawings of the interventions designed for each house. exported views from autocad, will add photoshopss later. Click on each drawing to learn more about the intervention.

(a) Pobble house – scenes of the shared bedroom and main entrance

1-50 POBBLE HOUSE part c


1-50 POBBLE HOUSE part c


1-50 POBBLE HOUSE part c


(b) El Ray cottage – symbiosis : the old railway carriage as a lens / camera to the new shell




(c) Way of the wind – inside/out camera


1-50 WAY OF THE WIND parts


Camera Type 3 – Lighthous

Gonna nail down the lighthouse this week.


On the portfolio, All my drawings will be physical copy, unfolded piece by piece in the final presentation.

I will get all drawings / models (maybe) done by 2nd may crit. After crit, I can polished up on some drawings/renderings and finish up some models.


One thought on “Cameras Galore

  1. Hi Song,
    For the concept drawing, I like how the drawing unfolds to show us the different durations and camera types, perhaps overlaying a sheet of trace or annotating a time scale onto the drawing will further help underline this by showing how each typology of ‘home’ corresponds to a different duration of time and also a different type of inhabitant: tourist, holiday home-maker, permanent resident, landscape.
    I like the series of drawings for each camera – especially in the Act 4 version of the Snack Shack camera when we not only see the camera, its placement within the structure but also the resulting image of the inhabitant!
    For each of the houses, I think zooming in to show us exactly how each type of camera works would help so for each we understand the mechanism, its insertion into the fabric of the home and how it might alter how people use the space, and then the images captured and what they convey about each type of inhabitation. In the case of each camera, don’t just show us the camera, show us the interaction between inhabitant, camera, surface and light – the four main protagonists of your project!
    Looking forward to seeing the lighthouse drawing with all the detail from your sketched out scrappy version translated into an amazing drawing – maybe you need that to be a few drawings – one showing the old version of the lighthouse that inspired the qualities of each of your spaces, and how you translated that into cameras that document different sensorial aspects of the landscape.
    I think you should aim to have all drawings done to a level you are pleased with, and models catalogued, ordered and presented – think about a way to carry them into the room already laid out and set-up which will be useful to have for the crit as well as for the final viva presentation. I am curious to see how the advent calendar board that unifies the different elements of your project and conceals all the drawings comes together – if that is still scrappy for the crit, that could be ok – but build it up enough that your critics and we can understand how it will look for the final viva – so they can give you feedback on it as a portfolio format. Ideally you just want to be polishing up drawings and finishing the portfolio board/ advent calendar to hold your drawings between May 2nd and the hand-in. Good luck and keep going!

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