Looking into developing an interactive/altered look book for my final, to tie to my concept and relay abandonment in its truest form — constantly morphing, never static and always changing over time.
Observation at Keppel Hill Reservoir:
- Light and shadow: make interesting visuals. Position of shadows shift as afternoon sun moves.
- Colours: browning of leaves, some decay faster than others. Some in process of dying, while some are just sprouting. Pipes near reservoir are slowly getting engulfed by greens of algae.
- Deterioration/Rust: Cracks slowly appearing on stones and pavement, broken stones/pipes
- Fluctuation: Water levels fluctuate according to weather. Monsoon seasons mean over-flooded reservoir, hot season means shallow waters. No working drainage system to control water levels.
Below are some interactive print works I found interesting:
A CD album cum book, in hopes of integrating writing and music together. Writing is accompanied by visuals of what is meant to represent the music and theme.
There is a hole that exposes the CD when you flip the book open. As you flip through the book, you get ‘closer’ to the CD. Idea of getting closer’ to the main purpose of the album as you go through the pages —> to reach a conclusion at the end
Embroidery painting, where viewers are also invited to take a look at the back of the canvas to view the process of embroidery and sewing. The dialogue between the front and back of the canvas creates a multi-dimensional work, both sides interact with each other.
Going back and forth between the front and back of canvas, able to experience both sides together as a whole since canvas is translucent. 2 sides of the artwork create depth.
Transparent pages and pixelated graphics to explore history through a contemporary lens. The book follows the story of a historic beast and has brief descriptions of history, focusing much on the pixel graphics instead. There in consistency in showing the beast, a pixelated ‘logo’ on most pages.
Transparent pages enhance the concept of the book. Colours and designs change as one flips through the pages, providing one with a new aesthetic view of the ancient world.
This book is about capital cities which are based on the economic power in the world. Each page is a city’s centre. Every two pages are separated along the diagonal, so that the city is divided into two parts. When the book is opened, the divided cities and the intact city are combined together, and create new cities.
Flipping the book gives you a new conclusion and meaning to the work. Also, looking at book from different angles give you different patterns of shadows.