Today we had to focus on exploring three themes.
- Since the last collaborative project I became interested in exploring human body and the natural , deformed shapes that are appearing with time;
- Asian mid century sex robot human hybrid ;
- eighteen century mad princess escaping from the palace;
- sexual nature
women at the fountains
27.07 Materials research
Methods of exploring and technique
Q1 to 7
- Pattern cutting
- Shibari tying;
- Screen printing
- Draping on a stand
- contacting different suppliers and companies;
Thinking and refining my idea and developing it to a final proposal. I deliberately tried to develop my concept enough sustain my interest throughout the tie scheduled and therefore a relevant topic that can reflect my design aesthetic and understanding of design. Within i realised that both of my tree concept are quite relevant to each other and are relating to very specific way.
Today we had to present our brief and after my discussion with Naomi I was determined that my concept was the right one i just had to make a few changes as well as relate it to contemporary issue.
Today after I had the chance to discuss with Naomi the changes i have to make to my briefing I was able to fully alter and adapt it in a way with was fully showing my concept with appropriate references such as John Galliano, Carl Chung, Madame de Pompadour.
This morning I had the chance to explore more details about my theme and look at more details. By trying to reference the Shibari and a scene of dependance in terms of dominant and submissive trough drawing and sampling.Also playing with discarded materials I aimed to represent the feeling of being used, exploit and thrown away. I also arranged a meeting with transgender girl who became a close fried. A model, now she is in a relationship with an older getalmen and she his devoted to "serve" him. I began to be more fascinated with the fact that the transgender girls are much more exposed to the idea of being submissive and much easier to manipulate. Im going to a Shibari event on the weekend at bar in south Lond.
3.08. Contextual Practice
This is the first time I'm able to explore navigate my own brief, which i found really restorative. At the beginning I was extremely stringed. Along I started appreciating what actually goes to producing a brief and baking it up with appropriate contextual informed references. I think that was my main concern and significant concern how I would sustainably filter information and categorize the material to make sense and continually sustain order. However over the course of the few days I had to refine the brief I was able to explore more and more diverse aorist witch in fact helped me develop and clear my idea of a concept and really identify the most significant segment and highlight it, such as the element of dominance and men in power controlling women in the 18th century for example Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour,
While doing the timetable I found it extremely useful to realize that I would be able to sustain my interest and research throughout the project in terms of completion because I visited, spoke to primary resources that really triggered my interest in the discussion and helped me develop conceptually.
I started researching more carefully around the history of Shibari and artist who was making prints inspired more specifically of 18th century period. I became interested in how the French court being perceived as very sexy and tool for complete seduction, a cult for fetishizing feet.
The usage and utilization of materials fascinates me. Specially interesting I found how carefully consider the materials for the clothes in the Versailles period and women such as Madame de Pompadour and Marie Antoinette were involving maximising the sumptuous pervert desires of French court visualising trough bondage elements such as lycra suit. I started thinking for embellishing on top and how would affect the kinky nature of the look was . That’s why I became more absorbed in the idea of experimenting with volumes on top of it and adding another layer, dimension and maximising the meaning of that fetishised suit pleated fabric which i found in a charity shop.
This morning i started visualising my response to the research with i had gathered. I was highly influenced by my night life experiences in London's club culture in places such as "The box" , "Torture garden", "Pedestal". I started thinking around the idea of bringing some really bondage elements to my design such as the body suit with is a huge part of the submissive live hiding and keeping the identity of the individuals.
I also started responding to my primary research trough a print with i have developed from a lace dress that my friend Rebecca was wearing on our Shibari session and it s documented in my sketchbook.I found the linoprinting extremely accurate and romantic experience, pealing off the layers allowing to see the design and playing with negative and positive space.
Development of 18th century inspired print (pattern) 7.08.2017
Development of 18th century inspired print (pattern)
Development of 18th century inspired print (pattern) 7.08.
Today I started playing around different techniques and methods of manipulating fabric and trying to keep i up as well as create volumes and extreme shapes.
Volume and shape
I created the the round shaped extensions. covering them with mod rock gave the raw harsh appearance that i was looking for. Carefully considering the placement for each of the garments involved with were 3 jackets I started painting them leaving the color of black and white to neutralize the effect of the shades and emphasize the exaggerated shape.
Overall Im surprised by the outcome in good way. Considering the absence of my partner and one of the first times in working with these materials. If i would do the project again i would make sure to take more time to recognize and identify with materials i would use and what paint.
Sampleling and Shape Development (Lycra)
Sampleling and Shape Development
11.08. "Make it in a day" (Workshop)
Today i had the chance to develop the toile and the first prototype that i have developed yesterday and alter it. I made it into a more dropped scolder piece inspired by the 18th century top garment that were usually worn by Madame du Pompadour.
Make it in a day (Workshop)
Make it in a day (Workshop)
Shibari session with Rebecca
Elisabeth Farnese by Jean Ranc 1732
Looking at references such as Elisabeth Farnese by Jean Ranc 1732 i started thinking around the idea of petticoat and how i can challenge the traditional shape and structure of it. Revisiting my original brief of Shibari I started thinking of hanging it from the ceiling as i tried to do it with a person in one of my private sessions with my transgender model and friend Rebecca.
Elisabeth Farnese by Jean Ranc
Today we had a tutorial in which I got to talk to Allen for my three conceptual ideas in which would bring further for the development of the current ... He used very interesting references in which were the pee mate, a product used for a girl to give them the freedom of peeing everywhere by simulating the "method" a penis .
- CHAINESE ANTIQUES
- Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!
Elise Daniels with street performers, suit by Balenciaga, Le Marais, Paris, August 1948. Photograph by Richard Avedon. The Richard Avedon Foundation
- Only Human
Believing the Strangest Things, Loving the Alien
Showcasing alien artefacts, Only Human provides new evidence that we're not alone! A collaboration of Austrian and British artists and researchers presents extraterrestrial sounds, images, words and objects with a programme of discursive events. In a time in which we are spoon-fed fictions, you are invited to discover the truth.
Featuring work by Joey Holder (UK), Lukas Janitsch (AT), Olesya Kleymenova (RU/AT), Elena Kristofor (AT), Paul Purgas (UK), Stephen Oram (UK) and Ernst Miesgang (AT).
The exhibition is curated by Laura Prime who took part in a curatorial residency at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. The exhibition and residency are part of a curatorial partnership with the Royal College of Art London.
- Rosemarie Trockel: Knitted
In choosing wool and knitting, a material and technique traditionally associated with the female domestic realm and craft, Trockel explores the negative connotations of these "inferior materials and skills".However she was doing it in an extremely bold way with i really thought was really interesting and exaggerating. By mechanically producing the knitted patterns, I think she questions whether the cliché of women’s art relates solely to the choice of materials or whether it is also influenced by the treatment of these materials
- THE NOISE: MIKE O’CONNOR
Eleesa Dadiani, founder of Dadiani Fine Art, said:
Extremely futuristic i started noticing something very sexual about his work in the way the tubes were attached together and were completely enhanced by the forms they were shaping.
“These pieces challenge our pre-conceptions about what is art. Their form is beautiful even though their function has died. When something dies in its function it is immortalised in its aesthetic form. It still has appeal.
‘It can also be seen as protest art against the disappearance of the noise which made Formula One what it once was. I believe craftsmanship must be at the heart of all great art and these pieces are examples of the finest craftsmanship”.
Greyson Perry (primary) 26.07
Carpet print Mixture of different cultures by Grayson Perry
Reference Balenziaga 1965 (primary research)
Lucille Ball in 'Du Barry a Lady 1943
Contextual Practice 16.08
French Influence 1721
I started focusing on the schilloete from the 1850