Semester 1 – Crit – Slides Presentation
• What’s your understanding of ‘domesticity’? Is it about how the tenants performed their art collections? Maybe you could reinvent the meaning in of it.
• What’s my role in the project? Am I the curator? Or what?
• State in a clearer way the negative aspects of Reinham Hall
• Go and visit Dennis Severs House in London
• Nice models, but careful with all the white board – start using materials according to what I am trying to achieve
• New iteration of concept drawing model / theatrical stage / materiality
• Good use of the screen – it works well together with the models
• Nice pictures of the maps – maybe you could use the same effect light/shadow to start exploring the theatrical atmosphere that you want to give to each room?
• What role does the community have? Do they perform in the house? Or what? Are they involved in any way?
• Will the programme be educational or evocative? If it is educational, you might want to be more accurate about the structure and history of the house
In green what I am planning to do over Christmas!
Bullet points list of ‘things to do’ over the break:
• Test technical study through understanding the set stage design mechanisms / models? (look into Theatre Engineering and Stage Machinery by Toshiro Ogawa) – things to be considered: light, mechanisms and logistic (+ costumes?)
• Photograph models focusing on the concept of light/dark to hide or reveal certain aspects of OBH’s history
• Make a pictures montage (using the concept model done for the crit) to express the idea of a ‘house within a house’ through ‘a theatrical staging’
• Timetable of domestic day per each tenant. How do they overlap? CLARIFY WHAT I MEAN FOR DOMESTICITY!
• Make Reinham Hall drawing clearer
• Dennis Severs House drawing (visit booked for 12/01/18 at 5:00PM)
• Drawing to record my ‘fake identity’ when going to OBH
• Define the programme of OBH: educational or evocative? Or both? Make a second iteration of the first concept drawing also considering different materiality (include characters/art collections/spatial use + theatrical mechanism testing + community interaction)
• Physical layering of the house (axo?) to allow me for a more dramatic intervention (‘unmaking’ as another act of theatre)
• Visit La Pergola theatre in Florence to understand what happens behind the stage/mechanism. How do scenes change?