Moving forward from the Interim Review

27Mar10

The excellent feedback from my review has settled into three categories: the acoustic structure, the kineticstructure and the body-centric structure.

Acoustic

Reviewers Blaine Brownell and Blair Satterfield had excellent suggestions for acoustic structures: rain sticks, taiko drums, etc. Gayla Lindt was captivated by the thought of the fabric itself making noise-snapping open and swishing against air.

The Singing Ringing Tree, by East Lancashire Environmental Arts Network (ELEAN) takes advantage of the winds at its hilltop location to create resonance in the pipe sections making up the sculpture.

Movable/Portable

This category is most closely aligned with the direction I’ve been heading in so far. As a structure apart from the body, it’s free to house anything or be shaped by the performance it’s housing, which is my goal. How to define the rules for this structure, though, has been a constant struggle for me.

Burnham Pavilion by Zaha Hadid.

Body-Centric

The ability of a structure/costume to enhance, extend and/or highlight certain parts of the body was suggested by several reviewers. Video shown of Loie Fuller was admired by all and seemed to captivate and fuel everyone’s imagination.

This two story costume is the result of a collaboration between Xenia F. Diente and Elise Knudson. It dramatically represents the way the body and its costume can become both environment and blur the line with architecture.

This is a piece by the performance artist, Rebecca Horn.

Moving forward, I’ll be going in this direction-something wearable, changeable and attuned to the body and its movable nature.

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2 Responses to “Moving forward from the Interim Review”

  1. 1 PiterJankovich

    My name is Piter Jankovich. oOnly want to tell, that your blog is really cool
    And want to ask you: is this blog your hobby?
    P.S. Sorry for my bad english

  2. 2 ambersausen

    Thanks, Piter. This blog is part of the documentation for my Master of Architecture thesis. I’ll be presenting the final work in mid-May. Only 43 days to go!


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