We were tasked with making something that was the opposite, to some degree, of what we made for our last obstruction. We made a list of single words to describe the last project and then wrote what we thought were the opposite of those words.
- self-portrait :: group-portrait
- social evaluation :: self-evaluation
- XX Abstract :: representational
- XX wax, :: stone (plaster)
- string, :: wood
- crayon :: sharpie
- acquire :: don’t
- peel :: wrap
- grouped :: random
- XX tie :: loose
- melt :: freeze
- X display :: hide
- XX Analog :: digital
- black/white/purple, :: monochrome
- XX melted :: unaltered
Viewing context –
- XX in person (on a table/stand) :: through photographs
The list items with the ‘XX’ are the ones I am using for this obstruction.
Below are notes that I took while I thought about my project.
random rocks and stick placed randomly on the floor.
Concept — Feet walking, place them down the path, or somewhere near the path. Perhaps on the ledge by the door, or going down the stairs by the door.
Materials — Stone (plaster)
Process — Choosing and organizing the stones (plaster pieces)
Form+Aesthetic = Variability — Different stone of different colors
Context — outside, near the door, amongst other stones, in water, etc…
Numerical representation – 1 large stone, 5 smaller stones. (5 fingers)
Modularity – different stones
Automation – the gif/stop motion, or time lapse will be the automation process
Variability – different stones, and the feet will change slightly as they move down the steps
Transcoding – the digital form of it will be the analog stones being moved and turned into a moving image