Sunday, 23 September 2012
Thursday, 22 April 2010
After completing our dress and carrying out a photoshoot we did not feel the pictures truly captured the feelings behind the dress so we did a short video which we feel conveys the project far better. The motion sensor is not obvious inthe video but the lights aren't random, they are activated by the wearer lifting her head.
The dress overall ahs been a success although we did struggle with the print as when we began to handle the dress more it started to peel off. If given the chance to print on PVC again a different medium would need to be used, possibly laser printing.
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
After visiting 'Decode:Digital Design Sensations' I have come away inspired by nature and technology. This video is not taken from the exhibition but the thought of filming or phtotgraphing a plant as it grows is communicating something we see everyday but do not notice. However, when the growth is sped up through film or condensed through a series of photographs it provides an interesting new form of communication. I like the idea of fusing light and plant growth into my designs.
Monday, 15 March 2010
In order to include electronics in my designs to light up LED lights I will also have to encorporate the battery pack and wires between them. The wire is very fine and cam be moulded easily, this could be used as a feature, weaving in and out of the fabric or hidden (stitched to the back or into a lining).
Saturday, 13 March 2010
After experimenting with subtraction cutting I found it interesing that my research also naturally lead me to circles as silouhette influence. Eclipses communicate to us what is going on in space and momentarally take away light - I like the idea that the circular form could be encorporated into my designs, they could either be obvious or hidden for example when they are used in subtraction cutting.
After looking quite broadly at artists who's work is very much inspired by communication I have decided to research in further detail the relationship between light and movement. All living things need light to grow and live, light brings day and movement, I will also be looking at when light is taken away, for example solar eclipses.
Thursday, 11 March 2010
These images from showstudio create an explosion of light and although they are stills of a film I feel they still create movement as well. Light is a definate theme within my research and I now need to find a way to encorporate it into my designs as a form of communication to the audience from the wearer.
These two concept boards create movement through shadow - I am interested by the silhouette created by the balloons in Sam Taylor Wood's image, i can see them coming though in my designs to create interesting silhouettes which would in turn cast shadows of a distortedhuman body.
I was also drawn to the image of the woman with her head in a cage as again the shadows it would create would distort and create new silhouhettes. These images could inspire designs that had lights intertwined within structures so when the wearer was in the dark the lights would make the body look a completly different shape than it would in the light.