It’s been a really chaotic week with bursts of fun and minor panics, but I’m almost finished with Fall semester and it feels wonderful.
In this I have finished three projects and re-wrote a short story for my creative writing class. I feel actually very productive and am waiting for that moment where it’ll hit me that I am done. Soon I hope.
The first project I completed was a second iteration of my previous project involving arduino and such. For this version we decided to put our false breasts into a body pillow and create a space that implied comfort. Inside the body pillow was a light that would pulse as well as a stepper motor that we programmed to sound and feel like a heartbeat. We had people lay on the pillow within a space and the response we received was mainly that it was comforting in a strange way. Here are some pictures of the piece in the space. It looked oddly like a funerary piece but we liked that in a way.
The second project is still speaking of my last post and my final video project. I finished editing the piece last night. It turned out beautiful I’m hoping for a good critique. Here is the video below. Enjoy!
My final project is for scene design. The final play we went through was Next to Normal. It is actually a really amazing musical and I really enjoyed listening to it (you can on YouTube.) I decided to make my set about facades and barriers and so I created these screens that can be projected on as well as platforms that the characters can walk on and stand based on the placement within the play itself. Here are two photos of the model. One is before I added the screens and one is after.
I was actually really happy with the results. I am also happy that the semester is coming to a close. It’s been quite a roller coaster but I think I’ve made some great art.