Hiroshima Archive: In Time

The Archive A comprehensive pluralistic digital archive that tells the reality of Hiroshima atomic bombing. Uses digital earth to display on it multilayers of materials collected from various sources such as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the Hiroshima Jogakun Gaines Association, and the Hachioji Hibakusha (A-bomb Survivors) Association. In cooperation with high school students and…

Mystery box

I chose to analyse the collection of Michelangelo’s drawings in the Western Art Print Room of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford – the third largest collection of the artist’s drawings in the world. Analysis: the room appears as a very standard room composed of cabinets and tables. Michelangelo’s drawings are in 8 different boxes (around 8…

Digital Archive Samples – Interactive

Hiroshima Archive A “Community of Records” or collection of memories developed that tell the reality of Hiroshima atomic bomb. Link: http://hiroshima.archiving.jp/index_en.html   Great Wharton (The National Archives) A fictional town that explores stories of life in Britain during the First World War. Link: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/first-world-war/home-front-stories/

Task 2 | Collecting & Categorising: Butterfly Collections

The Brief: Imagine a collection and a strategy for categorising this collection. Questioning what is a collection, how to represent and draw the intangible. Entomology Entomology is the scientific study of insects and within that butterflies fall under the same categorisation of moths called Lepidoptera. Typically butterfly collections are kept by museums for scientific research…

A Timeline of Timelines

Last week we discussed linear chronology as being one way to understand and organise collections. For those exploring such methods I am including some links to the timeline as a graphic form. (Also suggestive for many other drawing formats). Here is a timeline of timelines which contains some great descriptions and images of the way…

Time-based Drawings and Taxonomy Examples

As mentioned on Tuesday, here are some old posts about time-based drawings: Historical examples:http://ds7.osa.digital/index.php/2015/09/23/representing-time-some-historical-examples/ Contemporary examples:http://ds7.osa.digital/index.php/2015/09/25/representing-time-some-contemporary-examples/ Also, here are some taxonomy examples: First by a student from the first year of DS7 , Anoovab Deka, that was creating a taxonomy of factual and fictional elements on his site, Marine Park in New York: http://ds7.osa.digital/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MAIN-TAXONOMY.pdf Or this…

Urban Subculture

Week 3 – Evolving from Queer Lives to Urban Subculture. As my research expands from queer culture into broader, more inclusive subcultural communities, I have decided to collect, categorise and visualise an archive of various subcultural emergence throughout history. It will be an archival project that is continuous as one unfolds the peak, decline and…

Churchill’s Communication War room – Collecting Communication

Collecting and Categorising Brief The main task for this week is to work on a collection drawing(s). As discussed, we would like you to continue the interests and thinking that informed your memory room (also reflecting on yesterday’s conversations)  to imagine a collection and a strategy for categorising this collection. The scale of this collection…

Studio Two – Abbey Road

Studio Two History: Abbey Road Studios are regarded as the earliest, as well as the best-known, purpose-built recording studios in the world. They were opened by Sir Edward Elgar in November and were used by a wide range of outstanding musicians. Studio Two at Abbey Road Studios is the most famous studio. Opened in 1932,…

A Catalogue of Interaction with the Sistine Chapel Chimney during the Papal Conclave

Task : collection drawing(s). As discussed, Drawing on the interests and thinking that informed your memory room create a collection drawing, take key consideration to how the collection is categorised and represented to full effect.   Response: Expanding on my model that explored the Papal Conclave at the Sistine Chapel I choose to catalogue interactions…

Breton’s Apartment

The model is an interpretation of Andre Breton’s apartment – the founder of surrealism. Exempt from the founder of surrealism Breton was a collector of oceanic and surrealist artefacts. As a result of his passionate collecting Breton had turned his apartment into a ‘museum – like environment’ where the furniture were buried under 3400 artefacts…

Rachel Whiteread Exhibition

One of Britain’s leading contemporary artists, Whiteread uses industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber and metal to cast everyday objects and architectural space. Her evocative sculptures range from the intimate to the monumental. She is interested in the space which surrounds and defines the objects. Her sculptures, often seeming to be direct transcriptions…

Memory Room: The Inklings

The Brief To create a model of a room in which an event of historical or cultural import took place. The creation could be speculative, using elements of the known history to influence the architecture and the viewer’s interaction with the piece. The purpose is to capture a moment in history in a spatial representation…

In Time: Disaster and Healing

Healing & Reflection Room from Atomic Bombing at Hiroshima (Japan) on 6th August 1945 Visiting the Churchill War Room, I was reminded of the surprise attack by Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service on Pearl Harbour during World War II; leading to the United States’ entry to WWII and atomic bombing at Hiroshima then Nagasaki. Specifically, within…

Memory Room: The Annex

The Annex: Task: Choose a significant event or space to design a memory room around. This room doesn’t need to be historically or spatially accurate but should contain some form of interpretation/ abstraction/ bias to give it meaning or memory. It’s also an opportunity to combine fact and fiction – no room should be entirely…

Emerging from the ground

The secret room of Michelangelo, Medici Chapel (New Sacristy), Florence, Italy Room’s history This room is located in the Medici Chapel in Florence, and was only discovered in the 1975 when searching for a new tourists exit from the New Sacristy in the Medici Chapel.  In here, by carefully removing layers of plaster, historians found…