Tuning done to a t. This is truly amazing - modern day Mozart. Very inspiring for my glass bottles/typewriter invention.
Thursday, 28 May 2009
I adore Alexander Calder's circus. I watched the film again last night to remind myself how fascinating documenting by film can be. I had been filming myself making the typewriter contraption all day. Calder is has a far more mechnical mind than ever will. Amazing.
Monday, 25 May 2009
I wanted to make my typewriter sing in order to have the stories written (for the Perception project) make music as I type them out (making the ordinary extraordinary). So my typewriter was tied with thread to wooden sticks that were, in turn tied with elastic to glass bottles. It does work, but is certainly not hi-tec.
Sunday, 24 May 2009
The wheel had quite a day. I took it out and about to get people to interact with it - children seem very taken with the spinning and bright colours. Got some good photographs which are to be used in my degree show exhibition. Success I think.
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
For my perception of experience project I did some experimentation in to how to convey everyone's perception being individual/a mass of stories that amount to one experience. I'm not going to use anything I did within the experimentation, but it helped me come up with a final idea.
Monday, 18 May 2009
Finally done. Handed my the journal module in this morning. Pleased can't do anything else to it as I already spent far too adding and readjusting.
It is an index card box that can be flicked through and is designed to be recycled almost. If you see something you/someone else would like in it, the idea is to take one of the postcards and send it to someone who could use it to inform or inspire another project.
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
No, I have not lost it: optimistic, I might be, but deluded I am not. There is no doubt that I will not be changing the world anytime soon, but I would like to think I can make a little difference here and there to a few people. Losada's book works on that principle. Anyhow I am thoroughly enjoying her inspiring journey. Only wish I had more time, so as not having to put it down so much.
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Uni have very excitingly agreed to buy me five if these tiny spy cameras for my perception of experience project. I want to make films that will be played alongside one another to convey different perceptions of the same experience. They are powered by a battery and I am planning to attach them by the eye. They are going to be black and white films and might look quite beautiful I think. We shall see.
Monday, 4 May 2009
My friend, Lucy and I are booked in to attend one of Jim Haynes' Sunday Dinners in Paris at the beginning of our summer travels in July. He has been hosting the weekly event for over 25 years with 70 friends and strangers attending each time (more if it is fine, as the gathering can spill into the garden). Haynes explains wanting to introduce people to people and have them break bread together. 'We should all know one another. After all, we are all connected'. Wonderful philosophy. Very excited that I am to be a part of it soon.