We spent the morning discussing in greater detail what we want from the exhibition and trying to nail down a few ideas. Our course director joined us to do to observe how the group. We discussed the idea of screen printing as a vehicle to deliver a message. We all still like this idea of building a wall with cardboard boxes. Bullies like boxes come in all shapes and sizes. Andy Warhol is famous for his boxes see the links below.
http://www.oberlin.edu/amam/Warhol_BrilloBoxes.htm accessed on 4th Feb. 2013
http://www.improvisedlife.com/2009/07/14/andy-warhols-time-capsules/ accessed on 4th Feb. 2013
I like this image. Might be one we could use.
The boxes can be used in different ways. We discussed;
To build a wall starting with the larger boxes and ending with the smaller, takes the viewer on a journey and acts as a metaphor for overcoming the problem. Starting out as a big problem and through seeking help and support the problem becomes smaller until it vanishes.
Footprints to guide the viewer on the journey.
A box, within a box, within a box.
A box that comes with instructions.
Box with a net to symbolise safety.
Cereal boxes as campaign boxes.
Homemade graphics that look homemade.
Twister type tunnel.
Net to symbolise the web.
I was in a school recently where they were doing on workshop around bullying. I wasn’t at the meeting but they left this behind. Thought we might get some inspiration from it.
Other items to be considered for the exhibition ;
Having our course director present seemed to change the dynamic of the group. We broke into into groups, throwing questions out etc. The confidence within the group is growing week by week. People are slowly beginning to use their voices, which is what we want. Many chefs make light work. The titles Rise Above and Break Through are still the favourites.
Thomas Hirschhoun uses boxes and containers in his work;
Saw this piece at Tate Modern, Liverpool in November 2012.
Absolutely love this!
Some examples of cardboard walls;
Lastly we discussed possible venues for the exhibition.
Mobile exhibition that we could take around schools.
Next week we hope to get working with photo emulsion. We need to have some images ready to move with next week. I leave you with a little demonstration on how to burn a screen.
And lastly my Friday tune; Cheesey I know but one of my Dad’s favs. Heard it on the radio today.