For this module we are supposed to find something to lead onto for the 311mc module. Throughout this module I have found some interesting leads such as my power and memory research has led into directions I have become interested in. So my ideas are mainly based around these areas.
For our final project, Catherine Povey and I have been discussing ideas with Mez and Johnathan Lee about a photography installation project, based upon our research during 310mc.
Predominantly we want to create an exhibit of somebodies mind. This idea developed from an interest in the exhibit at The Haywood Gallery called “Walking In My Mind” which allowed artists to create their mind within a given space.
One artist used red shapes with polka dots to represent that they were lost within a group, seemingly unsignificant. Another artist created what could be seen more literally as a mind, with duct tape and things to look more like you would imagine the inside of a mind to look like.
For this project we are going to draw upon ideas we developed in 310mc and incorporate them into creating a mind. For example, we want to create a secrets compartment in somebodies mind based upon my post secret project, using both photography and art work to create the idea of a secret that somebody hides away, but along with the installation part of the project we are going to find a way of locking the secrets out so the audience must try to get into them.
We are also going to have
- A memory section which is based upon both mine and Cat’s research and development of memory.
- A fears and fantasies section influences by Pan’s Labryinth.
- A logic section, which allows the audience to be interactive, with out photography being turned into puzzles.
- A contemplative section, a place where we go in our mind to relax.
- A motivational section, the part of the mind that gets us out of bed in the morning and keeps us going.
We are currently looking into psychology to find different types of the mind and the ways in which we can represent them through photography.
We are hoping to incorporate a number of different types of media, although this would predominantly be a photography project, we think it’s important to bring in elements of video and sound and these areas will be vital for our project. After our skills audit with Johnathan Lee, we have found that we already possess a number of skills to help us within this project and that there are new skills which we can learn to progress us futher which we are looking into currently.
We also want to try a range of different ways of printing our images and projecting them. For example using projection onto boards, printing on perspex, mouting on wood. Printing on jigsaw puzzles etc. We find that the mind is a complex place and we want to incorporate a number of different types of work into this.
As we know we are supposed to come up with a number of ideas for our 311mc work, we feel that we can incorporate more than one into this project allowing both myself and Cat to take part in the project and take on our own sections to create.
Based upon how well Cat and I work together and the research we have done so far I think we are going to create an interesting piece of work. Both Cat and myself are very excited about this project and I feel this excitement will continue through to the end.