During the weekend i have done research about Morse Code and research in clubs at some techno parties. Sounds cool, yeah?
I understood i like venues which are not easy to find and which have atmosphere. Where comes people ‘in the know’ and DJ doesn’t play pop stuff. Ofc there are some freaks but they are so adorable. On the other hand, in some places i was so disappointed because it was super crowded WHAT I HATE and just not comfortable to be there for a long time. When in places i described first you can stay all night long.
I have done photographs and put words written in Morse Code on some of them. My words were:
After presentation i feel a bit more calm inside, because i think i am going quite okay.
Yes, i have that feeling that i could have done a lot a lot more. But i saw that people in my group together with me, we are all on the same stage. Plus or minus. Research done. More work should be done (by than i mean trying stuff).
I was suggested:
– to do animation without the sound. I liked that idea, maybe i would try it out;
– to look at Daft Punk video ‘ Around the World’ (beats made physically);
– Laban choreography. No idea, will look;
– and analogue with with radio when you search the station, visual aspect of it.
What i am feeling i should do?
I am gonna look all suggestions and i need to make more stuff. At the end of next week i should be clear what i am doing.
I am thinking to visit workshop as well, because i have a feeling it will push me forward.
At this stage during my research i used books about typography like ‘Handmade Type Workshop’ by Charlotte Rivers, where i saw the interesting idea of using clothes and body to recreate type. I tried to experiment with my duvet so it moves together with the music (pictures 1, 2). I think to push this idea forward and to make it shape letters which will form the word SLEEP, for example.
I used a lot Cynthia Rose’s ‘Design after dark: the story of dancefloor style’ book. I took interesting examples of design from there. And the book itself is just cool.
I discovered the new artist for me – Jeremy Deller. Some of his projects are also about sound and i liked the way he sees things. And sense of humor in his works.
I experimented with doing doing letters from pasta, so you can see move (picture 3) and i tried design letters (picture 4).
Big inspiration was ‘Design for Dance Collaboration 2015’. Each performance was bringing its own mood, idea, decorations… What can be more powerful than music and dance?
According to my Action Plan next week i should start making my final piece. So now i believe i should concentrate totally on experiments. It is enough with research. I need reflection to this research now.
“Based on the connections I made in The History of the World, I decided to try to get a brass band to agree to perform a repertoire of acid house music. I was terrified of ringing up the bandleader of the Williams Fairey Band to ask if he would do this. I thought it would take lots of convincing and explaining – but he agreed immediately. He just said, “All right, we’ll do it. We’ll do it once and see how it goes”, Which is exactly the attitude you want. So we performed it once, and it went really well, and we continued to perform it. The experience taught me a lot about working with the public. I realised that I didn’t have to make objects anymore. I could just do these sort of events, make things happen, work with people and enjoy it. I could do these messy, free-ranging, open-ended projects, and that freed me up from thinking about being an artist in a traditional sense. I had been liberated by a brass band.”