In the final phase of my refinement, I chose to carry on the photographic aesthetic and the depiction the people in my space, especially the of the females within my space.
As opposed to the previous phase in wanting to have a chaotic aesthetic, I now feel that I want to simplify the aesthetics. Sticking with the photographic aesthetic, just less cluttered. I will stay with the concept of sticking one piece of paper onto another piece of paper with masking tape containing writing because I the rustic and rough look of it portrays an aspect within my mental space.
Photography is my current desired career path, so because of that I decided to print out some of my favourite images that I’ve taken so far this year. After printing them, I placed them onto various coloured pieces of 80gsm paper, as well as images from the magazines from the previous refinement phase.
I then decided that I would place all of these newly constructed images into a sketchbook. A chose a sketchbook because typically a sketchbook is for ideas and essentially space is an idea in its entirety. My ‘idea’ of what space is, will vary greatly to what someone else will have, similarly to the ideas jotted down in a sketch book being different to another.
The final piece will be called ‘Welcome To Space’, to indicate to the view that they’re now entering space. They’re entering my space which is still space. All of the collated images in one space to show what my space and my life consists of.
Images of the book with the images in them are below:
Welcome To Space
I first thought about simply just having the book on it’s own as the final but I want to have to book to become a space within itself and exist within a space as well. The way that I would want to exhibit this piece is to have multiple copies of this book attached to a wall. This is inspired by artist Fernanda Fragateiro and her works she does with books (shown in Pinterest page link as shown above).
I then looked into a site called ‘Moodica’ that consists of visually satisfying moving image pieces. In looking through the pieces, I found that there was a way I could convey space in a video method. Examples from Mooodica below:
This led me to think about if the presentation idea of having the books on the wall would be enough. Or if there should be some type of video to accompany it.
I decided that along with the multiple copies on the wall, I would create a slideshow of sorts of the images that can play alongside the installation. I chose to have the video be of the images because the concept is that each book on the wall would be installed open on different pages (see Perspective Drawings for a visual explanation) but if that’s so, not all of the images would be visible. So by having the video of the images, then the images have a more prominent existence within the space of the installation.