“Some truths are better kept behind a screen,
Especially when they would look like lies”
Lord Byron, Don Juan
Above is a diagram in sequence of the narrative through the screens. We maintain a split screen set-up for the background with several screens moving over as we construct the story. One screen begins the first video call session then within that we have other calls to other screens until we loop through 3 different sites back to our split screen set-up.
Some thought-sketches developing a story that could feature both the “notes” that caused a stir on the news which we discussed yesterday (see link below) as well as some of my diamonds. We also see the locations that the screens will take us through. Essentially the screens become an apparatus for constructing a drawing.
I am developing the set up for the screens to accomodate the story but the idea is that this time as the screens set up the narrative we are having the “narrative poster” appear in parts as the story is constructed.
Minister dismisses ‘have cake and eat it’ Brexit notes
At the previews a lot of different doors opened but I still don’t know which direction I should take. I don’t even know if anybody is reading this post so as long as they’re not on paper/screen, I don’t really feel like speaking about them. Brett’s comment, that I should foreground everything based on format, made the project slightly more tangible for a moment. Although the panel was great and the discussion was rich, the constraint of placing form after format seems what has been limiting the amount and speed of production until now. We’re at the end of term 2 and I’ve felt pretty unable to design anything but an argument so far. I think it’s time for me to do what I feel is right, otherwise this project will never happen. So now, what I feel is right is to encase the White Cube. Why and How? First, I ALSO want a building, space! Second, the gallery is dead. With the loss of meaning, it suffered a loss of function. Hence its only future role can be that of a freeport which stores other art or building formats. Since I am not allowed to design form, I will let Mies do the job. The Convention Hall will encase the White Cube. The idea is sketched below, the rest will follow after AV recording.
I started drawing, started something different and dumped it all. So I made a model of a typical polished concrete gallery floor which I then filled with little bluefoam cubes which just arrived. In top view the surface of the plinth is as polished as the concrete floor on which it sits in its raw and refined state. Now that the site is somehow defined, I want to turn more towards the factory and less the display of things.
gallery or factory?
gallery or factory?
There are a number of things on my list to do or consider after the jury:
– make storyboard presentable and use it as a “navigational tool”
– draw presentation formats (juries)
– define the architectural context to construct
– rethink factory processes
– search Sotheby’s (our neighbours)
I am currently gathering all the materials which I had lying around at home and went to buy and ordered some more. I know that there is a lot to do until the jury on Friday so I am trying to multitask with little visible results…
materials for making format
First attempt to sketch what I am reading in the space of the film.
Now: Do I draw what I can see through the camera lens? As it was “built” to achieve the view? The angles are not 90degrees, things overlap, and rooms that should be underground are actually floating above ground.
I won’t forget the props and composition.
Looking for the type of camera/lens.
Update of a to scale and more accurate drawing later.