Monday, 29 September 2008
Recently, (well this morning) myself and my friend, a fellow designer and Grays school of art graduate Drew Wilson collaborated on a piece of work that could or could not be expanded into a form of practice and communication that is also a lot of fun to create. The following videos and pictures depict how myself and my friend created very simply and quickly a cardboard version of himself. Initially his purposes were quite juvenile, in order to freak out his wife when she came home from work, but the idea and process could be developed into something more opportunistic for communications. Perhaps in a childrens teaching environment or people suffering from problems relating to addiction, this could be a method for creating or re-establishing identity, it is a blank canvas that could be filled with visual, stories, poems etc.
I am interesting in looking at different forms of communication, both primitive and sophisticated, physical and verbal. Although my research hasn't fully kicked off I already spotted some people (in Dundee high street on saturday) in the act of dancing. There is of course many different forms of dancing, Scottish, Salsa, clubbing, but they all share one thing in common, it is a social tool, and people communicate and express themselves through movement.