Thursday, October 29, 2009
The task is to make both poster and model to interpret the word econstructivism. The poster was an attempt to communicate how the
humanity has been deconstructed through the progressing of
urbanisation.I used images of people interacting with natural objects,
to communicate the close relationship between man and nature in
the past. With the sharp and aggressive shapes built upon them,
representing the dynamic progression of urbanisation, which
separated man and natural world, the poster achieved to represent
the deconstruction of that relationship. Similarly, the model was
made as a whole been broken down into sharp pieces, which also
evokes the shape I used for the poster.
The materials of the sandstone steps, which include a rough surface, create a sense presence, by its strongly accessible texture. Touching them by hands, a granular sensation can be clearly felt. This imperfect texture, on the other hand, evokes a contrast between the normal materials applied widely in city area, such as steel, granite or aluminium, which contains more 'humanity' than these perfectly smooth materials. The interplay of textures and human activities, altogether build an oasis that encourage relaxation and chaos.
Based on the understanding above, I selected several activities that engaged with the presence of the steps to display the accessibility in terms of approachable scale and materiality. By tracing the texture of the sandstone and my own hand on it, I attempted to highlight the ordinary yet pleasurable relationship between human body and the Hyde Park steps.In terms of the model, my idea was to 're-construct' the steps essentially. While remaining the rough shape of the appearance of the steps, the interplay of different volumes and materials suggests various bits of urban life.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
When I sit in the studio, I find it interesting to just watch people
walking by outside of the door. Hence, I use this contrast between
people who sits still and the rests who keep moving to illustrate
movement. In the animation, the movement of people, slide door
and changing directions of the shadows altogether make an
emphasis of that sense.