PART 5 PERSONAL PROJECT – OPTION 2 – A site specific piece – Research Point – How artists use different formats

Brief – Investigate ways in which some contemporary artist use different formats to add significance to their work

 

HIAO-CHI TSAI – “Corner Explosion” is a site-specific installation in which a corner of the ceiling has been tiled with mirrors.  A firework-like sphere of textile pieces is multiplied to infinity in the continuous reflection.http://www.tsai-yoshikawa.com/hsiao-chi_tsai/portfolio/corner_explosion

CAMILLA DIEDRICH bubble shibori fabric used with a bath as a prop (Ref - http://leabalducci.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/laser-cut-textiles-by-camilla-diedrich.html)

CAMILLA DIEDRICH bubble shibori fabric used with a bath as a prop
(Ref – http://leabalducci.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/laser-cut-textiles-by-camilla-diedrich.html)

CAMILLA DIEDRICH using light to enhance the laser cut textiles (ref - http://leabalducci.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/laser-cut-textiles-by-camilla-diedrich.html)

CAMILLA DIEDRICH using light to enhance the laser cut textiles
(ref – http://leabalducci.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/laser-cut-textiles-by-camilla-diedrich.html)

GIZELLA  WARBURTON - Ritual Form V on blackened oak – the wood as if burnt in a ritual  (ref - http://www.gizellakwarburton.co.uk/gallery/)

GIZELLA WARBURTON – Ritual Form V on blackened oak – the wood as if burnt in a ritual
(ref – http://www.gizellakwarburton.co.uk/gallery/)

CAROLINE BARTLETT  - Stilled -  the use of embroidery hoops to contain the textile and the porcelain roundel with the original texttile impression (ref http://arttextstyle.com/2013/09/15/exhibition-news-cloth-memory-2-yorkshire-uk/)

CAROLINE BARTLETT – Stilled – the use of embroidery hoops to contain the textile and the porcelain roundel with the original texttile impression
(ref http://arttextstyle.com/2013/09/15/exhibition-news-cloth-memory-2-yorkshire-uk/)

DIANA HARRISON making use of the flag stone floor to display her dyed and bleached hankerchiefs to almost blend in with the patterns. (ref - http://flextiles.wordpress.com/?s=diana+harrison)

DIANA HARRISON making use of the flag stone floor to display her dyed and bleached hankerchiefs to almost blend in with the patterns.
(ref – http://flextiles.wordpress.com/?s=diana+harrison)

JEANETTE APPLETON – Textile books making use of a recess in the wall to contain miniature works that refer to an age when records of production and pattern books were recorded by hand. Jeanette also uses a book format for her textile art of wet and needle felting.

CAREN GARFEN – “cotton reels” represent some of 160 women millworkers from the 1891 census, each reel-end holding a memory plaque with the woman’s name, year of birth, age, marital status, and occupation. Details are hand-sewn. The reels making use of the aging brickwork walls.

CAREN GARFEN – Reel, Lives. 1891 - uses old cotton reels as the vehicle to carry her name tapes of the workers. (ref - http://margaret-cooter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-memory-of-cloth-cloths-of-memory.html)

CAREN GARFEN – Reel, Lives. 1891 – uses old cotton reels as the vehicle to carry her name tapes of the workers.
(ref – http://margaret-cooter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-memory-of-cloth-cloths-of-memory.html)

Katsura Takasuka work uses silk carrier rods, the first sections of silk from a cocoon when reeled onto a spindle and compressed. Katsura Takasuka painstakingly peeled apart the layers of silk and pressed them together in blocks to represent the wasted lives of each silk worm. Block weighing 2 kilos and with its own patterning and representing 2000 cocoons.

KATSURA TAKASUKA uses a series of blocks to display cubes of compressed silk waste each with its own pattern.  (Ref - https://flextiles.wordpress.com/category/uncategorized/)

KATSURA TAKASUKA uses a series of blocks to display cubes of compressed silk waste each with its own pattern.
(Ref – https://flextiles.wordpress.com/category/uncategorized/)

MASAE BAMBA – Makes use of a recess in the wall of a building to contain her indigo shibori tsumani. Perhaps trying to contain a body of water that can not be contained due to its force and momentum.

MASAE BAMBA – Floating Letters, falling words. Inspired by water but could so easily be a body of water such as a tsunami.  (ref. http://margaret-cooter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-memory-of-cloth-cloths-of-memory.html)

MASAE BAMBA – Floating Letters, falling words. Inspired by water but could so easily be a body of water such as a tsunami.
(ref. http://margaret-cooter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-memory-of-cloth-cloths-of-memory.html)

 

HANNAH LEIGHTON-BOYCE worked with the 38 ventilation slots in the walls. As there were no windows in the factory these would have been the only glimpses of the outside world and are at hip height for air flow only. She used these to install camera obscura, with a kneeler for comfortable viewing.

HANNAH LEIGHTON-BOYCE - The Windowless Shed Camera Obscura – taking advantage of the ventilation holes to create her work. (Ref - http://www.hannahleightonboyce.com/2013/08/16/the-windowless-shed-camera-obscura/)

HANNAH LEIGHTON-BOYCE – The Windowless Shed Camera Obscura – taking advantage of the ventilation holes to create her work.
(Ref – http://www.hannahleightonboyce.com/2013/08/16/the-windowless-shed-camera-obscura/)

LINDA FLEMINING Reverie – Powder coated steel sculpture to walk through with lighting effect for night. (Ref - http://pamdora.com/blog/2008/04/08/international-quilt-study-center-and-museum/)

LINDA FLEMINING Reverie – Powder coated steel sculpture to walk through with lighting effect for night.
(Ref – http://pamdora.com/blog/2008/04/08/international-quilt-study-center-and-museum/)

KYOKO KUMAI - A Begining, Sculpture from stainless steel filaments display on a mirrored circular surface to reinforce the concept of the work. (ref - http://browngrotta.com/Pages/kumai.php)

KYOKO KUMAI – A Begining, Sculpture from stainless steel filaments display on a mirrored circular surface to reinforce the concept of the work.
(ref – http://browngrotta.com/Pages/kumai.php)

PAT CAMPBELL – Constructed Light Wall II - shellaced fabric  and wood installation. Making use of the fall of light to define the folds of fabric. (Ref - http://browngrotta.com/Pages/campbell.php)

PAT CAMPBELL – Constructed Light Wall II – shellaced fabric
and wood installation. Making use of the fall of light to define the folds of fabric.
(Ref – http://browngrotta.com/Pages/campbell.php)

 

SHEILA HICKS – Proust visits the brooding winter tree.  (ref - http://browngrotta.com/Pages/hicks.php)

SHEILA HICKS – Proust visits the brooding winter tree.
(ref – http://browngrotta.com/Pages/hicks.php)

LENORE TAWNEY - Path - The shadow is as much as part of the work as the piece itself. (ref - http://browngrotta.com/Pages/tawney.php)

LENORE TAWNEY – Path – The shadow is as much as part of the work as the piece itself.
(ref – http://browngrotta.com/Pages/tawney.php)

ALICE FOX- rusted and stitched papers displayed in concertina book formats. (Ref  - http://alicefox-textiles.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/tide-marks-books.html)

ALICE FOX- rusted and stitched papers displayed in concertina book formats.
(Ref – http://alicefox-textiles.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/tide-marks-books.html)

 

ALICE FOX – fabrics displayed on tensioned wired alongside development ideas. (ref - http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/39/56/5e/39565eb38c7c51336d0e77343a24f7c1.jpg)

ALICE FOX – fabrics displayed on tensioned wired alongside development ideas.
(ref – http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/39/56/5e/39565eb38c7c51336d0e77343a24f7c1.jpg)

SARAH MOLI  - Newton textile installation – making use of all 4 surfaces. Perhaps a little to bright and erratctic but worth considering all sides of a room. (ref - http://besosyfotos.blogspot.co.uk/2009_11_05_archive.html)

SARAH MOLI – Newton textile installation – making use of all 4 surfaces. Perhaps a little to bright and erratctic but worth considering all sides of a room.
(ref – http://besosyfotos.blogspot.co.uk/2009_11_05_archive.html)

AMANDA BROWDER – makes oversized patchworks with local communities. (Ref - http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/textile-installation-art-amanda-browder/)

AMANDA BROWDER – makes oversized patchworks with local communities.
(Ref – http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/textile-installation-art-amanda-browder/)

 

I found the Cloth and Memory Book 2 very useful to help research artists using different display formats to add significance to their work. My understanding of adding significance would be to enhance/make it more poignant/add to it in some way but still remain the display aspect rather than part of the work. There’s quite a fine line really and I found I easily confused myself as to when something was so integral to the work that is wasn’t a display format at all and when something was simply a utilitarian way to display the work that it added no value at all. Overall I have realised that I need to consider other ways to let viewers experience the work.

 

…..Hanging / walk through/lighting effects/ taking advantage of natural light/ outside use/ connect wall to ceiling/ span large areas/ shadows/ mirrors/use holes in buildings/ cubes and stands/painted walls/ uses recesses/blend into the floor etc…….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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