Last week: ‘Draw a sculpture that would be impossible.’
This week: ‘Make it.’
My impossible design is below. (See planning for this)
It is impossible because rocks are too heavy to swing, and mainly because the cloud is made of solid gold and yet hangs from the ceiling. This is expensive and impractical. The idea behind it is that it is kind of comedic to subvert the expectations of light clouds and heavy earth. Take a look at my sketch:
Some simplification and problem solving was required, and we were only asked to make a ‘fragment’ of the impossible sculpture. My idea, therefore, is just the rock that is as light as a breeze. It will be made from plaster over wire I think, and it will be blown by fans. The exhibition of this rock will be very important for the sculpture.
I am thinking of including a golden plinth, perhaps blue walls behind, and it must hang from the ceiling and be blown by fans. I am also considering recording sounds of birds and wind.
Below is my idea for what I will actually make. Now I just need to build the thing. It is more practical than the conceptual art I have kind of been getting used to! ARTISTS?
We researched Fischli and Weiss this enhancement week and enjoyed his film ‘The Way Things Go’, 1987. See below the final presentation in PDF form.
The research for this presentation was done by Rachel Wyatt (me), Ila Dickinson, Bonnie Aim, Emma De Silva and Alice Fry. I did the first five slides. We will present this to the class today.
PDF: Final Presentation w Alice
PPTX: Final Presentation w Alice
These are images of our filming process which included a makeshift tripod made from a music stand, and various hand held angles. The filming process took place while I projected the film onto the model using the projector in the lecture theatre. I directed Louise to fit in the slides, and navigated the slide show while we discussed angles etc. We got a few angle options to use in editing later.
The final film for the ‘premiere’ afternoon. It is about stereotypes and our potential to fit any stereotype, though it may be difficult.
We all contributed to every role, but see the credits below.
- Starring Model- Louise Ansell
- Photographs – Rachel Wyatt and Ila Dickinson
- Slides and Projection – Rachel Wyatt
- Filming – Ila Dickinson
- Soundtrack – Louise Ansell
- Editing – Ila Dickinson