Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Sunday, 22 May 2011
To convey the concept of 'overflowing' out of my room, I was thinking of adding wires or thread to criss cross around the objects that seem to be protruding out to show a barrier being broken. I have yet to push out the heel and chair out of the balsa wood and line up one side of the wall with old photos hidden behind strands of jewellry and torn wall paper.
Saturday, 21 May 2011
I still need to figure out what illusion to print out for my model.
I am going to build the easel and mirror a bit later. (would be nice to buy an intricate, small painting frame)
Friday, 20 May 2011
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Top: Photograph of objects i managed to get today.
Bottom: Diagram of how i plan to do the model. Im aiming to have the timber base and the acrylic box done tomorrow. The box will be bolted onto the timber base to give it that mechanical look. I will play with the composition and add things as i go along so that the concept is portrayed at its best. I cant find an hourglass anywhere so i will use a wine glass instead.I will also experiment with printing the newspaper pattern on the timber planes. i will upload more pictures as i get into that.
I think I have managed to source the materials I need for the crackle glaze base which I should have by Sunday.
I also now have a selection of fabrics to choose from for sails. I think I will use this old silk which seems to tear and fray better than other fabrics I have found.
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Everyone is forced to wait at one point in their lives for something; stuck in a tedious limbo whilst holding onto the hope that what they expect to happen finally will at a speculated or given period of time. The entire experience is held through this expectation, one easily endures it when given enough reason to have it and just as quickly refuses to when they don't. Thus one imagines a parallel universe in which you either wait or decided otherwise, opening two entirely separate experiences that culminate in an ending reached through unique experiences.
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
You close your eyes in an attempt to extinguish the embers of consciousness, to sooth the dull burning of exhaustion. All is still in the room, as the silence embraces your body; but still synapses crackle and spark behind your eyes. This is going to be a long night.
You feel paralysis, like being conscious on an operating table. These sheets become your shackles, with your mind whirring in panic, but your body is aching and lifeless, unable to respond.
Behind your eyelids, the day’s events play themselves over and over like a familiar movie stuck on loop. Reality dissolves and distorts into a flickering phantasmagoria of images. Tomorrow seems an eternity away as you wait in vain for sleep to take you in her arms.
images wont upload at the moment, will try after the Reading vs Cardiff playoff second leg. (10pm)
Monday, 16 May 2011
A ship is making the treacherous journey through the waters of Antarctica. Cautiously it squirms through the oncoming ice, until it succumbs and is engulfed by a thick ice flow, trapping it in its clutches. Relentlessly, the ice squeezes, crushing its hull. As the ship falls the ice draws in once more, suspending it in its descent. Frozen in time it waits for spring when it can finally be put to rest. Those that survive salvage what they can from the wreckage and set up home beneath an upturned lifeboat which might one day carry them to safety. The lifeboat itself lies helplessly on the ice’s surface, stranded, until it is once again surrounded by water. It too, frozen in time, is waiting to come to life, just as the motionless ice becomes moving, living water.
Set Design Sketch
I would construct the various sections of boat out of stained balsa wood.
The flailing rigging and sails are supposed to emphasise the ships suspension in time as the drama unfolds. I am considering coating them in a clear glue or liquid resin so that they appear to have frozen in the wind.
The ice base might be a sheet of perspex.
Concept watercolour of a boat waiting on the ice
I hope to use a similar colour scheme in the model to capture the emotion of the scene.
They both lived trapped in the feeling of loneliness that kept them away from the joy of life. - Exactly, as most of the people you see walking past you in the street. They go to different directions, they follow different paths but they have one thing in common; they feel lonely, depressed, abandoned. - She was blind living a present without future and he was living a present trapped in his painful past. For them, finding someone to love, someone who will respect them for what they really are, was simply a dream. Or at least, that’s what they believed. The question is, how long can you wait until love finds you?
-The mirror is like the eyes she doesn’t have and the confidence he does not have.
-The mirror is their reality and what is behind it may be their ‘future’
A person is waiting for his turn for a job interview. There are quite a few selected candidates and they are not sure when is their turn for the interview. As he watches his competitors went in and out of the interview room, he begins to wonders if this is going to last forever, with high hopes that the next person to be interviewed would be him. Time is certainly flying real slowly and he finds himself occupying himself by staring at the door of the interview room and the clock, which are the only few articles found in the waiting area. Each time someone comes out of the room, and someone else is called before his turn,
he restarts his waiting moment of uncertainty filled with anxiety and nervousness.
The set would consist of two areas - the waiting areas and the interviewing room. The focus would be at the waiting area, which is quite small and dull.
The model would be made up of two walls. The first one is a wall that separates the waiting area and the interview room. This would be made up of straight materials like cardboards or timber. The second wall is a curved wall that define the boundary of the waiting area. This will be made up of timber dowels.
(These are some small objects that I can find. I was thinking to represent my characters with different style Chess pieces, assuming I could source them).
The plot: waiting to break free of the protective barrier my parents have enveloped me in, to step into my own.It starts with a maze, representing my frantic search of a 'rebellious space' where i can be me and discover. The maze is breaking the set path controlled (by toothpicks) and directed by my family, culture, life.The scene i have frozen on is my room which is central to this search where i have broken free and am no longer waiting to step into my own.
This is showing the central space that i am going to use as my setting.
This represents the 5 objects i'll be using: heel shoes, mac and YSL makeup, jewellry (earrings, necklaces) and fancy perfume. All represent objects that will be either smashed, or pushed into the wall or broken in some way to show how i've broken free in my central 'rebellious' space; my room.
An artist is waiting for inspiration. It has been days since he painted anything so he decided to resort to drastic measures. After drug indulgence his mind slowly opens up to the universe. Without him knowing death is just around the corner, patiently waiting. Until the full effects take place he is anxiously waiting for inspiration to come.
As for the 3-5 objects. I have no idea what to choose or what would suit nicely for my model. I was thinking of artist supplies and stuff like that all over the room (like Francis Bacon's room exhibited in some museum).
Travelling. One awaits upon their arrival, in a situation where the passage of time is all that is substantial. In an event where the stillness of time contradicts the motion of travel, where in the end, the stillness is all that remains. Stillness floats within time and motion and one ends up suspended in time.
The surroundings are unsettling, appearing trapped in time. The chair rocks until it fades, the wheel rolls till it collides; the swing continues moving. In the background the radio carries on broadcasting, the newspaper is constantly published. Time defines the objects and the objects abstract time through motion. The absence of purpose for them right now, however, causes disengagement from time; suspension in time.
(i still havent sourced my objects, as i have to make some of them myself. i will publish photos of them as soon as i have them collected)