Thursday, 26 November 2009

Richard Launder - tutorial

Talked through proposal objectives:

RL comments in itals.

1. 1. Record dreams. Rhythm, system. Voice recordings. Transcribing not good enough so have diagrams, maps, drawings but even those don’t get emotions. Sound is best.

Transcriptions from voice as unedited, not made into literary content or more flowing words. Not rewritten. Direct is best to the memory of the experience of it.

Objects deal with the landscape and the situation – excited by the stream of them – but not getting across emotion – sound must be in final show. Neutrality of an unknown audience, maybe an actor to do the voice.

2.2. Encompassment and transportation to imaginary places – how I came to be doing this project in the first place – fascinated by the places (fictional) I was dreaming about – where do they come from etc.

Encompassment – related to research paper, illusion in an art installation and film – location.

Installation – either room size or mentally (because all my work is quite small). Small worlds – that you have to imagine being inside.

Wax scene – he interpreted waking life in the office then sucked off into the dream life in the jungle.

Increasing the oddity – what will give it this dream like state? If there is something wrong about the dimension. Its almost right but then a bit off. Weirdness is not everyday – play with it.

JB – I started to do that with the porcelain pieces. If sitting in the chair can’t get in the tent.

Alice in Wonderland – scale.

JB – stream 2 or 3 metres.

Work is kind of baroque. Getting nicely overloaded on the jungle side. The dream state is more confused. Have the chair positioned so you would fall directly through the computer.

Porcelain re-shrinking. Intensely detailed but tiny.

3. 3. Link the emotion based associations. If I make this big scene I want to link these scenes together based on the central emotion I have of each one. Na├»ve way – from angry dreams to calmer? Mimic the way you file things in your brain in an emotion based way – based on the way you might have felt an experience in the past rather than in any logical based reasoning behind that. Thought could achieve by listening to the voice recordings.

Yes, I support that because our intellect kicks in so rapidly upon waking. That’s what makes sense for you. EQ, Use it, look at systems of conveying EQ. Fascinating contra world, and its being given more recognition that it used to.

In terms of context. Find an equally tight and concise quote as that for the emotional side to counter that. Argue double case – both sides but then clarify and choose one.

General comments from RL.

Nice terminology, landscape of dreams. Capturing (active word not passive), bridge from the subconscious to the physical.

Must model the real world as well. Animated objects – the chairs. I felt the power in the wax scene centred around the chair. Desolate, like the person was just there, mark of a person. Abandonment.

Technical things – molocite might work better to stop warping and cracking and shrinking to stabilise. Can buy it down to dust size so can add to small porcelain pieces, not as rough texture as the paper clay method.

In industry if there is a nightmare shapes – will plate on a plate and have clay supports – then remove after. Or fire lying down – think about sagging.

The wax has a delicious quality. Try mixing wax and porcelain – either direct mix or dip things (both ways round to try). Then some will be permanent some transient material and set in a room. Film melting, show will be in summer… use a window? Then that’s another piece of work. Getting as many works out of a piece as possible.


Dipping either way round porcelain / wax.

Model real life – sucking into dream world (intense)

The flat? Bedrooms in the past?

Sound is real important for emotions.

Molocite – multiple shrinking. Make better support for structures – they are not throw away or tests now, try to treat better like final pieces.

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