Fragments and Latex – Part 3

Wanting to continue on from my previous experimentations in Fragments and Latex – Part 1 – Objects and Fragments and Latex – Part 2 – Prints and Rusting Objects I decided to further this work by using the latex to lift the rust from the objects and produce a more cohesive piece of work. Although this line of enquiry has been looking at lots of fragmented objects, they all have a commonality about them in the fact that they are objects that evoke a memory of a past (home, life, experience, situation). I laid out my objects on a piece of glass from an old glass…

The Wildling – Part 1

After my tutorial with Jonathan I felt really inspired to put some thought into making my wildling (tree stump) costume to be used in video footage. I have two main ideas in terms of the footage: Shooting the footage on site including using drone footage (drone now purchased) Using a green screen and applying the new footage over existing footage – considering purchasing my own green screen materials given lack of local studios with this facility. Either way before any of that can happen I need to have a Wildling costume. I spent some time researching how people structure Comic-Con…

Rusting Objects

Having found several fragmented objects on my site visits I have been collecting lots of rusting household remnants such as hinges bolts and nails. All things that are akin to those objects I found. below is an example of the current state of the objects and what I hope to achieve. I have rusted items quickly in the past with a view of making rust prints and I’m keen to use latex to acquire the rust from the objects. So I sought out a solution called Rusty 3000 (I’m no chemist so this is probably the extent of my chemical…

Project Proposal – Draft 2

Working Title Investigate the analogies found in the landscape that can reflect issues of collective and personal memory displacement and loss reflected in the surrounding environment. Is the influence of man in the landscape an analogy for the social issue of displacement and loss on a personal level? Do the effects of dereliction and abandonment in the landscape reflect the inner experience where memories become lost or faded over time? Do changes in the landscape provide an analogy for changes in memory? Do things such as location smell, sound, objects help us to remember? Aims Research theories that relate to…

Site Visits – Tryweryn

Reconnecting with the space at Tryweryn was always going to be an interesting time. Although I have visited this location many times already to take site photography, each time has been different and we have found more signs of the history of the location. This time was no exception, the water level being extremely low has exposed much more along the shoreline and new perspectives were gained from visiting the site and being able to walk where we had been uable to previously – below the previous water line. Our first stop was to visit the beach where we first…

Tutorial – 02/11/18

Today’s Tutorial with Jonathan has been really useful as to date I have been going through quite a lot of confusion with regards to my way forward and my Project Proposal. I began by explaining to Jonathan the point where I’m at now. Prior to starting the MA I had been intent on my project being based upon Women in Work and I originally wrote a proposal for this as a theme. However in one of the recent group chats Jonathan had asked me if I always worked to a theme and this raised for me the fact that I…