Sunday, 7 March 2010

Open Studio no.2

With a week's notice, we put on our 2nd open studio of the year; a work in progress show.
This was the presentation of the superstition work...

A-U of Contradiction Poster

I was thinking about what to do with the screen-prints I'd done on the grey paper (which i really like) and had a brainwave on how to make an interactive poster for the superstition project.

If I glued the squares back to back with a piece of fishing wire between them I could cut spaces for them in a poster and fix them so that you could spin them round, revealing both sides but not at the same time...

An A-U of Contradiction Book

Book-binding time! Finally screen printed the superstition layouts and they all match up *phew*.

A well needed update

What i've been working on for the superstition project. The idea that superstitions are presented as facts. If you believe in a superstition, nothing can waver it, because it is illogical to begin with.

It's turned into an A - U of contradiction; I found two superstitions that contradicted each other for each letter of the alphabet. A is about apples, B is about Bees etc.

I was working on how to visualise the fact that each superstition is like a fragment of "knowedge", but you can't view two contradicting superstitions at the same time.

This turned (after maaany hours in front of illustrator) into these layouts which i screenprinted. Each is a fragment of a letter with the superstition underneath, so that if you overlay them the letter becomes whole but you can't read the contradicting superstitions, which overlap each other.Next step is to print on acetate so that they can be put into a book format.