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Manchester, United Kingdom
BA(Hons)Interactive Arts Student. Manchester Metropolitan University.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Interactive Arts Party - Stag and Hen Party

This project was set for the 1st years and being one year down the line and hopefully wiser and more experieneced, the second years were involved in a supportive and advisory copacity to offer our the benefit of experience and hopefully stimulate some ideas.

The theme this year for my group was a "Stag and Hen Party" and fortunately all in the group had some experience through either attending such a party or having witnessed the antics others get up to while they were enjoying one. This enabled us to quickly generate ideas with regards to outfits that could be worn and themes that are frequently used for such events, but we also wanted to show that this is something rthat has its roots steeped in history.

After all the animals did it before we did - it's not called a Stag or Hen party for nothing. Although we now use it as an excuse to go at and consume inappropriate ammounts of alcohol and inevitable embarass ourselves, as the names implies, animals have been carrying out ritualistic displays, fighting each other and showing of, a long time befeore the night clun was thought of.

Or ideas was create a cross over between the two worlds. All the people involved sellecting an outfit based on whatever theme they felt comfortable with; we had a pimp; a tart; a boxer, a well dresses man.....
but the setting for the party would be the great outdoors!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Summer Project - Wearable Gallery Project

The project: We would like you to record, in whatever way you chose, the habits, customs, everyday things you notice in your new environment, (or down to the post office for the less adventurous). And compare them to your own home.

We would like you to produce a series of work using the information you glean. You will need to make your work transportable and become your own “Walking Art Gallery”.

Origami Dreams

We all have memories and dreams. Some are good and some are may be bad. I wanted to represent to extremes in my project and also capture how complex the images we generate in our mind can be and I chose to do this via Origami.

I chose vibrant colours to represent the positive thoughts and dreams and a common place everyday subject matter of a flower as my main image. To try and display how the mind can work, the good thoughts are represented using bright but plain paper and the bad using a dull but complicated paper, (they are in fact pictures of cracks in walls, maybe to signify stresses in life).

I have deliberately outnumbered the negative images with the positive, to create a more optimistic piece of work.