Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Cabaret Project

My groups' cabaret performance was based on the story, "The Three Heads of a Well". We started off with a completely different idea, it went from performing some of the scenes and using still images/collage and stop motion to drawing on acetate and projecting it using an OHP and recording that to finally settling on using puppets and creating a set. We found that we spent a long time talking about the project and ideas (though there were some problems in communication as well) rather than getting on with actually making collages or filming. It was speaking to the tutors that we realised we had to just start making things for the set such as trees, cave, characters, well and castle. Nic Rawlings work was also inspiring though I wonder what would have been the outcome had we all seen it earlier on in the project.
On the whole, I am really proud of this film and the way it has turned out.(Thanks to Juliette and Lewis for finishing it off) :)

One of the tasks we had to carry out was to create a storyboard, we didn't assign each other parts of the story which I think would have worked better (we all did afterwards tbh). Instead we thought we'd gather lots of images to work from and we'd make it the day before, but we didn't meet up and we had to just put together on the day it was due in. We did manage to make a storyboard from the individual images.
Here are some of my images:

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Design Museum: Super Contemporary and Javier Mariscal

I went to see both of the aforementioned exhibitions on Thursday, which I'd been wanting to visit for a long time, a month in fact.

I personally recommend the Javier Mariscal exhibition as it just brought a smile to my face and lifted my spirits for the whole day. Not that the Super Contemporary exhibition wasn’t great or anything especially as it had a rabbit rubbish bin which lit up when you put litter in (designed by Paul Smith can be found in convent garden). The exhibition paid homage to London’s finest designers and their innovative minds while drawing attention to events which changed the world and its effect on the design industry.

Super Contemporary closes this Sunday (4th oct) while the Mariscal exhibition closes on the 1st November.
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(a-b) Paul Smith "New London Rubbish Bin", Daniel Weil "Radio in a Bag" (1981)

Horatio's Garden by El Ultimo Grito and Urban Salon

I don't want to ruin the magic of Javier Marsical’s exhibition so have only uploaded one photo. :)