Thursday, May 15, 2014

Perspective: art 3




video 

For this project my group and I collaborated on making a perspective mural. We thought about placing words that would attract attention, such as words in different languages. We even thought about strange phrase like 'the whole enchilada' to 'no dating in highschool'. We wanted it to be a word that could only be read at one angle. This was inspired by the Incredibles (yes the litte-kid disney movie), in the scene were the main character (the dad) is in an underwater cave and sees a word on the walls revealing a hidden message.

For materials we first thoughts about using chalk, but faced some challenges with the janitors. It all worked out, because we thought of duct-tape. It was a great medium and very simple. Since the farther wall is smaller than the one closer to us we needed to place more tape to make the lines thicker, in order to be the same size as the letters closer to us. To have this word projected and know where exactly to place the tape, someone would stand behind a card-board poster that had the word PRIDE cut out. We would then use the bricks as measurements. This was the hardest part about this project, since we are all different heights we will see the projection differently. This caused a lot of confusion and mis-communication. After realizing this we then tried a lazer-pointer, but it was so hard to see. Then we just resorted to imaging where the lines would be and then go from there (yes, basically winging it). 

I really liked how it came out. We bought over 10 rolls of duct-tape. We wanted to fill it in with white, but that would cost more money. I would definitely try this same concept again in the future. To finish off the project we then taped down cougar (school mascot) paw prints on the floor to show where to stand to see the word.
*The first 3 pictures is the in progress phrase, but the video is the final outcome.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Art 3: News Reports

Years ago I heard about a mother who drowned her young children in the bathtub. This story has always made me so upset so channeling it into an art project would be perfect. I want to branch out and really capture this murder through video. My idea is to have a clean/empty bathroom and have the camera slowly come to the bathtub, but as it comes closer video clips from old videos of mothers with their children inspired by Flowers in the Attic. 3 rubber ducks {representing the children who died} are floating, but someone will be laying at the bottom and will grab them squeezing the air out. I want to background music to be the first 60 secs of "Carmen" by Lana del Rey [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6K8Uq88BEQ], which the lyrics representing the mother's point of view.
My video will be less than 1 min, and my purpose is to express the sadness and grief of the unstable household and mental problems.