I began the course looking at translating 2d pencil drawings to 3dimensional objects in software such as Blender. I take a lot of photos in my free time and realises that there were assets amongst my photos that I wasn’t utilising. Using the same process, I made simplistic line drawings of photographs. These photographs are of passers-by in train stations, on beaches, in the street, in galleries, pubs, anywhere really.
In the animation there are a number of 3Dimensional figures made from these photographs. It goes back to one of the first things I did on the course at our laser cutter induction in the old wood workshop (may it rest in peace).
Here are some images trying to give more of an insight into the process surrounding the figures in my VR animation.
I took a trip to Salisbury today. The cathedral is massive and fascinating. There’s currently an exhibition showcasing the Magna Carta, and its free! (they encourage a donation, I must admit I didn’t donate).
Anyway, here are some photos of the building, the people, the windows, the sculptures and whatever else there was to see:
Since 2001, Beijing based photographer Hong Hao has been recording everything that passes through his hands. Both permanent and disposable. It could be described as a way of bookkeeping consumption habits. As I’ve been looking into the effects of media consumption, I find these collages’ subject matter both striking and relevant. As objects, they’re really engaging.
The series My Things is a fascinating look into the modern world. The things we throw away, and the sheer volume of packaging that we get through each year. These collages show the true extent of Consumerism. Each one is comprised of hundreds of scans or photographs.
“For Hong Hao, archiving his goods has become a way to contemplate himself and his rituals in a detached and clinical way, of re-evaluating what’s essential and what is not.”
Hong Hao is represented by PACE Beijing.