Saturday, 30 November 2013

Order Disorder/Body Adornment brief

This brief involved a lot of research on order and disorder and then we were to find a way to break down elements and create a piece to interact with the body. I have ideas and maquettes for two full sized pieces that would interact with the body in a fairly non traditional way, the first one is intended to lock a person into a particular position or pose and not necessarily a comfortable one.

 the idea is that the person "docks" into it and the structure is held together by the spine at the back as well as the person interacting with it. I am yet to make a proper maquette for this but will get to it next week.
 The second one is similar in that it is about how a body fits into the structure so this one is a "chair" of sorts but not in any way a practical one, the idea behind these two pieces is to challenge the concept of form and function as being for comfort or practical purposes, neither of these fit that bill!
sculpture is made from the same pieces I am using for the final wearable option.

the idea would be to have 3 shelves and cut out a pose into the structure so the body can only interact with it in one particular and not necessarily comfortable way.. don't get me wrong, not torturously uncomfortable but enough to do what it should.

This brief is now at the making maquettes and planning final outcome stage and not surprisingly I have once again gone straight to geometry, certainly answers the order part! I am looking at tesselations and snowflakes which came about quite randomly after playing with a few clothing design ideas based on fountain pens and steam trains!
It then evolved into an arm piece that went across both shoulders
and has now become this. it really changed as I played around with different configurations of the same little geometrical pieces.

I am making the final piece out of postcards, brochures and promo flyers, stuff like that, I think it gives a nice randomness as well as colour.
So it is a chest and arm piece, will hang around the neck and the structure will extend down both arms as they are held out straight to the sides, I think this will have a pretty dynamic symmetrical effect.

Each piece is made of 3 separate pieces measured and cut individually so it is a lot more time consuming than it looks but it will be worth it when I am done. It has also given me a thousand ideas for some sculpture pieces that I would like to make.

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