Held by strings, how strong is his control? He moves your shadow just as easily as he moves you.
Thursday, 29 April 2010
I am interested in the unpredictable; it is the most prolific stage, when everything has the potential of becoming something. Senses sharpen, you perceive gradients more clearly, you respond instinctively, with the fear of a scared cat. No thinking - that is what scares, the fact that there is no time for any analysis. Space and time expand and contract in these key situations, when decisions seem to be forced by external tensions. The result of these unwanted decisions is a schism within the conscious psyche, as if you get something that you never asked for, as if there was too much external pressure. A series of multiple personalities, adapting, changing, devouring, they all rise from the individual in the search for a direction. It is just a matter of settling with the anima and animus. All the decisions that seem unwanted are controlled by the unconscious, which do not necessarily make them reckless decisions. After a while, the decision making process moves from the unconscious to the conscious. That is when you actually feel you understand something from your little mental strike.
It interests me to understand how space perception changes in these situations.
How much tension can you absorb?
How much chaos can you master?
Space-time-psychic analyze of project / Storyboard from 1, 2, 3, 4 to 5
1. Label: beginning, THE beginning – Weather: sharp, looong horizontal line, so much stillness, so much silence, what a white sky - – Mood: confident, stepping in decision, this is the silence of the clean man, who makes his own line there is a beginning and there is an end to all things, everything is CLEAR, CLEAN - Direction: Towards east! There is no mess in the way, and why would there be any, everything has been done the way it was meant to be done. Clock: on time. Things fall into place.
3. Label: the red carpet, the Crossing of The Red Sea ……Weather: dispersion. Direction: things keep coming in the way…..mood - but standing still on both feet. Time: things are wasting my time….get out of the way! There is one way, the ONLY way...leave out.
4. Label: give me a smile! – mood: after a transplant, maybe they got something wrong there, I think….. i’ve just BEEN REPLACED WITH SOMEONE ELSE ….. Weather: fitting within the scenery, the usual, some wind, some sun, some more wind, some more sun, some friends, some lover, some good times and some bad times ….Direction: so sad, very sad, there is no other way, just smile and wave. Direction: Constrains, Everything is going in ONE direction…just not in control of the situation any more.
6. Label: Bliss. Mood = Weather = Direction. Equilibrium. The state on nothing = the state of everything. Super Label: Sunshine, I just found a new smile….don’t think that the word “sunglasses” has even existed.
The objects in the set are creating a scene on a pedestrian street, where the public (larger objects, green and pinky purple ones) have gathered around watching the buskers (two knifes) performing a street dance number with a man on stilts (orange object) who is also a part of their performance.
The street is busy and bustling with many people, families who have come out to catch the sun on a Sunday afternoon. These people create the backdrop of the set, with the performers taking the foreground and being the focal point of the set.
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
bottle --> wire – claustrophobic, tight, helpless, endless, persistent, suffocation, density of air, heavy to breath.
hair clip --> balloons – no shape unless there is an applied force, malleable, easy to persuade, yet hopeless………..round-ish, satisfied in their form, relaxed, pushed by an external influence. They brake under the same force that give their shape.
ovement, a movement of consumption, fire, wood, earth, intensity, madness.
3.Video Tape - linear time, makes sens only from one point of view: from beginning to the end, the scenery is set. no option.
4.Glasses, sun glasses - cultural background, fake, need to conceal. open your mind, you will see clearly.
5.Hair clip – human, soul, pretty, coquetry, sexuality, tension, something terribly feminine, in a mean way, it ties the hair up in a tensioned way, exposing a very bare neck, in a very bold way
The hazard - Under pressure - Take a moment and relax….how are you going to survive?.... have a bottle, have two…sink into delusion. SWALLOW. SWELL….. your life rolls before your eyes…..what are you going to do…when your breath goes away. Where to? light a match. No smoking, no drinking. Yet the tension…
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
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Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Hi everyone, my name is Jihui. I was born in China but have been living in the UK for most of my life. The photograph above shows a corner of my room. I'm currently making 300 tickets for the Eco Ball... So that's what the random bits of paper at the bottom of the photo are!