I finally finished it! It took four days to complete, a file size of over 40MB (thats big for it’s type!) and many, many hours in SketchUp, but this is the closest I think we can get to an accurate 3D model of the site, circa 2006. Phew. Now I’m off to nurse my RSI-ridden fingers!
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Landscapes of Exploration foregrounds the role of contemporary art in examining Antarctica. What perspectives can art offer on this terra incognita, a forbidding environment where the temperature rarely rises above freezing, yet one which for scientists offers a wealth of geological and glacial data including indicators of climate change.
Ten visual artists, one musician and three writers undertook residencies in the Antarctic between 2001 and 2009, under the auspices of the British Antarctic Survey, supported by Arts Council England. This exhibition will bring together for the first time art resulting from the various artistic investigations, offering an opportunity to reflect upon the very different subject matter, media and responses evident in the range of work produced.
An accompanying series of lectures are being run to expand on the artists interpretation of the Scott 100 events. Visit the Lectures Home page for futher details.
An exhibition in Peninsula Arts Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building from 11th February to 31st March. Might be worth a look!
A new theme for a new term! If anyone finds any interesting links that they would like to share with the rest of the group, send them to me via the facebook group and I’ll make sure they get online.
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Here is a general summary of our briefing from Doreen on Friday. This week, our main aims for our designs are:
To develop a strategy that is solid in its concepts, and not necessarily its construction. · Digital work is okay, but should support models, not substitute them.
With regards to the Prototype:
To be a variation of a structural/performance system.
A focus on physical entities that form space.
The structure can be variable, where it can be moved to accommodate different functions.
Think of patterns, structures, order, modules and systems.
Think of construction systems and ease of assembly.
You may want to invent new units based on your material/structural pattern/use.
Think of cost.
How easy is the structure to understand by others?
Accommodate for social activities, what those are is up to you.
Time – how does the prototype age/change/expand/collect/develop over the years?
Our prototypes for this week are to be in 3 sets of different sizes, with each set being in actual materials, where possible (We’ve already done one set in paper, but these don’t count towards the 9 models). The sizes are:
3m x 3m 3m
6m x 6m x 6m
10m x 10m x 10m
ALL in scale 1:20
The materials should be actual site materials (wood, metal etc.) · The models will be assessed in 3 weeks, in a review on either the 24th or 27th January.
Remember, we are not designing a building yet!!
Phew! Hope that covers everything, and I should be posting these more often to clarify projects. Now who’s up for drinks? Me too. If you have any further points to add, Facebook me!