Sunday, 23 October 2011

PLAY?!




by FUNC design
music: Mer du Japon (Teenagers Remix) by AIR


Can we change human behaviour by slowing down. In our busy lives sometimes we need to be taken away from the daily routine so that we can think, feel, and slow down for a minute or even a second. By play Im referring to the subtle lingering feeling that we all should get when playing:
surprise
joy
detachment from worries

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

PLAY?!








BEAR PIT, BRISTOL
SLOW DOWN
INTERRUPT DAILY ROUTINE WITH A SURPRISE
PLAY?!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

SOUND ENHANCER (ceramics)


Different sized ceramic sound enhancers.
Samples to experiments on the best thickness, width, height, shape and glaze that will enhance the sound to the loudest and richest limit.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Perth, Australia

One of my favourite public installations that I have come across in Perth outside of the City Library and Gallery. Subtle, positive, and functional.






When I fell in love with Kozyndan's Uprising, their interpretation of the Hokusai.




Wednesday, 27 April 2011

SPACE DIVIDERS

The space dividers i have been working on range from wide elastics, yarn, elastic cord, rope, etc...


When confronted with a wall as a problem I settled on wall interactivity. I found that the term interactive was commonly being linked with technology based solutions and interactive walls are now predominantly thought of as technology based. When mentioning interactive wall’s to people they tend to think of walls that are made in a high tech complicated way. This is why I want to investigate different types of interactive walls and ways in which to make a simple wall with regards to materials and function. A back to basics approach.



The main three functions that I want this room divider to have are; to have the audience separate the layers for light and to make the area more sociable (as mentioned above), using the tight layers of material to temporarily place objects between them and last but not least to motivate the audience to touch the piece and understand the room divider because of its human instinct functionality and common materials used in an unconventional way.



Exhibition Space













Technical Drawings
















Elastic Space Divider Prototype


first day - Getting all the materials together and finishing up the frame. Sealed the frame today to     have it ready for spray painting tomorrow










second day - Sand papering, wiping, and spray painting the frame with white primer again and again.










third day -Adding the black wide elastic to the frame and stapling down each layer to prevent it from shifting from side to side and from getting loose.














fourth day - placing the Space Divider in the exhibition space














fifth day - used filler to fill in the cracks where the pieces of wood were attached to each other. Then sanded it down and generously painted the Space Divider with white primer for a perfect finish.




I decided to add objects between the layers of the elastic to show one of its functionalities, and ended up using balloons since it has an various interesting shapes and bright colours. 


The different angles in the images are to analyse which shape and colour best contributes to the context and the space divider. After going through a few balloons I resulted in using the orange long balloon, because it complimented the Space Divider best.

























Vertical or Horizontal?
Vertical.


Although I prefer the space divider in a horizontal position, for the size of the prototype and space of the exhibition it works best if its in a vertical position. Doing this showed me that the Space Divider is diverse and can work in both positions. 









Samples
 







Space Dividers OUTDOORS
FORESTS