Collection: Part 1

Research

Movement project

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Research on hand gstures in ballet

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Looking at how an object bounces off the surface

Descending (from the stairs)

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Twist

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"A Moment in Time" by Peter Aldridge

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"Balance" made by Bert Frijns, V&A

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Looking at the transparency and how it grows out from the quartz, by Nelly Van Oost

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Jewellery that changes shape through movement, or prevents physical contact "Connect" by Nelly Van Oost

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"Connect" by Nelly Van Oost

The necklace was transform by more than 200 persons, through physical contact, and is sculpt by people intentionally and unintentionally. I think this piece of work is very interactive, not only it is a decoration but also it engages with people like a public art,  which also adds value to the piece itself. If I would do something similar I would perhaps sculpt a piece that prevents physical contact, someone that strives for individuality within a community. 

Source: http://www.nellyvanoost.com/#/2015-connect/

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Present Continuous Past (1974), Dan Graham

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Present Continuous Past (1974), Dan Graham

"The installation insistently reminds us of the psychoanalytic truth that the past cannot be shaken off, that it profoundly interferes with our being and our actions. The time delay intensifies this irritating experience further by imposing on the viewer an ostensibly objectifying perspective on himself."

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Looking at movement that deals with time, life and death; Orfeo, by José Limon, 1972

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Looking at movement that deals with time, life and death; Orfeo, by José Limon, 1972

"In an interview Limón explained "’Orfeo’… is somewhat autobiographical. I lost my dear wife Pauline, and I want to call her back from death." The photo's composition reminds me of the movement of water ripples where it slowly fades out through time.

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Interactive jewelry by Annika Kedelauk

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Looking at the motion of the sculpture through swinging, Untitled, Alexander Calder

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How surroundings affect movement

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Wind powered Kinetic Sculptures by Anthony Howe

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Wind powered Kinetic Sculptures by Anthony Howe

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Jean Tinguely, Meta-mechanical, 1954

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Looking at movement through record

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Performance piece by Rebecca Horn

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Looking at how movement affects the human body, by Rebecca Horn

I really like the structural outcome of this piece and especially how it engages with the human body, such as forming shapes, or setting the focal point onto the human body by movements. I think i would perhaps let the piece be able to retract and extend so it would add more dynamic to it.

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Maria Blaisse

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Movement with multiple people, by Lucy Orta

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Clarina Bezzola, Connector Suits, 2001

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Clarina Bezzola, Connector Suits, 2001

81 fabric suits which zip together. This piece illustrates the close but alienated connection between the wearers, Despite they are moving together, without vision they could only rely trust on each other, however it is a false sense of security.

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Looking at the movement of people engaging with space and earth, Issey Miyake

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"Onda", 2000, a series of woolen knitted and felted wearable tubes by Maria Blaisse

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"Dance in Society" by Frances Rust, pg123

"..replaced amongst young people by partner-less dancing, which, although individualistic, seems none-the-less, to be rooted in a striving for community feeling and group solidarity."

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by Solve Sundsbo

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"The movement of the body is affected by one's emotions"

"The classical dancer's graceful leaps and leg extensions defy gravity and are unnatural compared to the normal way a person moves."

Martha Graham, by Kathilyn Solomon Probosz, pg 46

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Looking at how fabric affects movement

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"The Metamorphosis of Loie Fuller"

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"The Metamorphosis of Loie Fuller"

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"The Metamorphosis of Loie Fuller"The Metamorphosis of Loie Fuller"

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"The Metamorphosis of Loie Fuller"

In these images dancer Loie Fuller is transformed into a butterfly-liked creature through the movement of her and the object.

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Looking at the swift movement of the fins

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Heavy ballet costume in 18th century

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Looking at ballet costume in Louis XIV and how it affects movement

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Hussein Chalayan, Gravity Fatigue

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Still Life photography of passing on

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Graphics

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Graphics

I think graphics is about manipulating our surroundings and conveying a message through image as well as moving image, or even with text. It is also about combining different mediums together such as styling and fashion film, featuring sound, images and texts. It is a combination of art, fashion and 3D elements.

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Campbell Addy

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Lil Yachty. Photo by Clara Balzary. Styling by John Colver

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I find the combination of different textures and the use of color In both images are very interesting and aesthetically pleasing to look at. 

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Comme des Garçons AW'16

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Irving Penn, Still life

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Irving Penn, Still life

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Irving Penn, Still life

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Irving Penn, Still life

I think Irving Penn's work all contain cinematic effects- it is as if a movement is on pause, with strong contrast on light and colours, it achieves breathtaking effects to the audience. 

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Gareth Pugh SS18 x Nick Knight

I was very fascinated at the scene of the dancers in 08:35, the sound, the movement, the body  as well as the garment they are wearing are very expressive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzi6JIzj6N8

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Scenic elements in Simpsons

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Scenic elements in Simpsons

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Scenic elements in Simpsons

I think I am more intrigued in the color combinations as well the image of a moving object in still life, than the abstract details portrayed.

Source: https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/scenic-simpsons-miscellaneous-250117

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Fine Art

To conclude my research in Fine Art overall, I noticed the importance of the medium, as it can be symbolic; I think the title for the piece can really affect the perspective of the art from the audiences, and by altering the context of objects, it changes value. 

 

  One of the examples, "Boring Postcards" by Martin Parr, questions the objects itself. By labelling it as "boring", it evokes questions within the audience, misleading them to think it is boring, but however, for the postcard creator himself, it would probably interesting to do so. It is therefore important to consider the title as well as the work itself. 

Some other aspects that are considered importance would be, the presentation, the methodology, and the relationship between objects (juxtaposition etc.)

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Christian Boltanski, Réserve du Musée des Enfants I et II, 1989

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Christian Boltanski, Réserve du Musée des Enfants I et II, 1989

Collection of loss (children's clothing), invisiblize; making the audience question where the children are at.

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Mark Dion, The Cabinet of the Machines of Capital, 2012

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Mark Dion, The Cabinet of the Machines of Capital, 2012

The placing of objects makes the audience question the relationship of objects in a collection, the whole cabinet contributes to the capital society. 

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In class activity

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If anything, art is... about morals, about our belief in humanity. Without that, there simply is no art.
Ai Weiwei

Source: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/a/activist-art

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Yayoi Kusama, Accumulation of the corpses (Prisoner Surrounded by the Curtain of Depersonalization) 1950

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'Our earth is like one little polka dot, among millions of other celestial bodies, one orb full of hatred and strife amid the peaceful, silent spheres. Let’s you and I change all that and make this world a new Garden of Eden…. You can’t eradicate violence by using more violence.’

Yayoi Kusama

Source: http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/blogs/kusama-and-anti-war-activism

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Irving Penn, still life

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Irving Penn, Still life

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Camilla Engman's Nature collection

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Home-Made Europe: Contemporary Folk Artifacts

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Home-Made Europe: Contemporary Folk Artifacts

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Home-Made Europe: Contemporary Folk Artifacts

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Fashion and Textiles

Our task today is to draw our surroundings. I used different mediums and simply outline the shape or draw what I focused on, such as space, details, grids and lines. We then identify 10 shapes from our drawings which then three are drawn and cut out from paper. By adjusting our shapes and draping on the models, we get a sense of idea in fashion. 

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Patterns

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Patterns

I think it is interesting to see patterns formed by different shapes, I want to develop this idea further by combing what I'm doing on acetate into one of those shapes. Eventually it can be interactive and it can create numerous shapes.

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Double weave with filled lozenges, picture taken in Suzhou Textile Museum

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Patterns of Tang Dynasty's Silk, Suzhou Museum

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Patterns of Tang Dynasty's Silk, Suzhou Museum

In this picture I am inspired to combine small square patterns into an image.

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Patterns (Joachim trinitarian tree circles)

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Patterns (Genealogy of Henry II)

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Pattern (Source: Pinterest)

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Lu ShenZhong

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Lu ShenZhong

uses traditional paper-cutting techniques to create large scale installations of cascading red paper consisting of thousands of tiny hand-cut figures that evoke the imagery of traditional Chinese folk art.

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Inspirational quotes

Nils Völker

"It is the way large amounts of thread are arranged that is somehow similar to how the electric wiring is organised, which is both of practical use but also has a very aesthetic appearance" 

Reiko Sudo

“I define lace as a fabric of gaps and see-through openings, the spaces between carrying its essential meanings. Spaces ... exist between things, between movements, between sounds, between patterns, between threads, between words, between people, whether in the form of physical emptiness, or time, or attitude”.

Chiharu Shiota

"...my strings are in a random pattern, whilst lace follows set designs and patterns...My installations with clothes always refer to the clothes as a second skin, which carry the memories of the people who wore these clothes”

Piper Shepard

"I noted features in the composition of the lace that are similar to the Gas Hall architecture, with its columns, arches, and lines...Cloth’s ability to provide shelter, protection, to decorate and ornament space is essential to my work”.

Ai Matsumoto

"As the cloth is removed to reveal a new surface layer, the imprint of its memory suggests a loss of the time and labour involved in its making”.

Atelier Manferdini

"viewer can appreciate the detail of each crystal and how they constitute the overall form."

Lise Bjørne Linnert

"starts with the boundaries of me and you, mine or yours, open or closed”.

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Alice Anderson

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Alice Anderson

I think the thought of being swarmed and covered by hair gives me anxiety, imagining the struggle to break free. I like the idea behind the work where the hair is slowly covering identity bit by bit.

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n Silence by Chiharu Shiota

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In Silence, by Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu Shiota creates eerie and poetic installations with black strings that look like giant cobwebs, interconnecting objects in a dream like scene.

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Acetate texture

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Shattered Glass

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Shattered Glass

Shattered glass - interesting shaping and texture created by the varying size of smashed pieces

 

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Taihu Rock (2017)

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Taihu Rock (2017)

Xia Xiaowan, Landscape –Taihu Rock (2007). paint on glass panes

 

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Some photos of my research

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Paper structures

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Paper structures

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A Piece of Flat Globe Vol.4 2008

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A Piece of Flat Globe Vol.4 2008

Using a handheld knife to cut through several layers of paper, working with translucent yupo, a chemical fiber with a peper-like feel to it.

I like the piece because it has a very beautiful texture and there is stark contrast of light and dark. 

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Rip Curl Canyon by Ball-Nogues Studio

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Rip Curl Canyon by Ball-Nogues Studio

Using corrugated cardboard's characteristics, laminated in a wooden framework, with the lower sections serving as supporting pillars.

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Folding Techniques for Designers from Sheet to Form

Techniques: Dividing, Symmetrical Repeats, Stretch and Skew, Pleats, Gathered Pleats, V-Pleats, Complex Surfaces, Crease, Crumpling

 

Jackson, P. (2011) ‘Folding Techniques for Designers from sheet to form’, Laurence King Publishers.

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’

"For McQueen, the body was a site of contravention, where normalcy was questioned and where the spectacle of marginality was embraced and celebrated."

" 'I'm making points about my time, about the times we live in. My work is a social document about the world today.'" 

Bolton. A. Koda. H. ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’. Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art. SBN-10: 0300169787

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‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’.

"These clothes (Kawakubo and Yamamoto) may have stood outside the norms of traditional European aesthetics."

"Kawakubo and Yamamoto presented clothing that dared to impress on audiences an aesthetic that was far removed from this context. Robbed of a scale or point of reference by which to evaluate the results, audiences seemed disorientated."

"We find beauty not in the thing itself, but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates."

Fukai. A, Vinken. B, Frankel.S, Kurino. H. ‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’. ISBN-10: 1858945461

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Structures and Silhouettes

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Maison Margiela Fall 2016

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Yohji Yamamoto 1988

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Balenciaga

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Balenciaga

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Balenciaga

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Christian Dior

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Pierre Cardin 1960s

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Sculpting structures through movement

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Issey Miyake

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Issey Miyake

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Slits and Cutouts

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Yohji Yamamoto Fall 2013

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Pierre Cardin 1960s

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Hussein Chalayan

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Bevza F/W 2016

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Hussein Chalayan

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Geometric shapes on the body

I like how both designs applies geometric shapes directly onto the body.

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Hussein Chalayan

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Comme des Garçons

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Playing with the body in Fashion Design

I like the way Hussein Chalayan elongates the arm by extending the sleeves where the body looks tall and deformed, and restricts the human body into certain position in the other designs. Working with geometric structures that have defined shapes could restrict human body's movement as well.

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Balenciaga

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Hussein Chalayan SS1998

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Hussein Chalayan Spring/Summer 1998

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Movement in Fashion Design

Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto's details in their designs below are both presented through movement. Through movement, there is a stark contrast of red and black in his garment, where as Issey Miyake showed the stretchy texture of the fabric by sending models walking down the runway where it moves up and down. I think I could also present some of the details through movement as well.

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Yohji Yamamoto

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BUILD IT

I think architectures are suppose to highlight the atmosphere and the environment, that architects need to consider every detail of a building. What I like about Tadao Ando's works is he plays with light and uses solid concrete, his manipulation of space is also breathtaking.

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Chi Chu Museum designed by Tadao Ando

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Water Temple designed by Tadao Ando

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Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography

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Jewelry Project

Before the induction into jewelry, I had a misconception of it, thinking it as a basic form of accessories, but instead, it is about connecting to the body, not only using precious stones and metal, nowadays people also use sustainable materials for jewelry. It is not only for decorative purposes, but mainly it is about considering material, body and the relationship between objects. 

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Nick Cave

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Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen

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Issey Miyake sunglasses , Vogue US, June 1995

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Walter Van Beirendonck show

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Dior 1999 couture

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Maison Martin Margiela

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Gion,Japan

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Junya Watanabe SS09

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Nail Guards (Jewelry Project)

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Nail Guards (Jewelry Project)

Nail guards are worn on the pinky and the ring finger within the Imperial Palace in China to suggest wealth and status. However, these objects are restricting and is hard to function. I started to question whether there are any replacements that can also suggest status yet is easy to function with.

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Pectoral of Tutankhamun of the Rising Sun.

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Embroidered Child's Tiger Hat, 1875

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Lotus shoes, China

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Manchu women shoes, 16th to the 18th century

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Vintage Chinese Silk Childrens Slippers

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PAINTING OF COURTESAN - QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY

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Scent of Tempest, Hussein Chalayan, 1997

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Hussein Chalayan

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Iris Van Herpen

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Iris Van Herpen

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Marie Pendaries

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Shaun Leane for Alexander McQueen

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Shaun Leane for Alexander McQueen

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Naomi Filmer for Alexander McQueen

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Gestures (Jewelry Project)

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Gestures (Jewelry Project)

I think this image is very interesting. I like how the objects and the people are composed- I could use different materials or shape for my project as well.

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Glass (Jewelry Project)

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Glass (Jewelry Project)

I think this piece of work is very interesting. In my perception, I think it's a bit ironic. The eye is the most sensitive and fragile part of the body. I imagined the glass to break and shattered, where glass shards might poke the eye and damage it. The object turned from "safe, secure" barrier preventing any external objects entering the eye into hurting the eyes.

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Bondage (Jewelry Project)

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Surround (Jewelry Project)

The wrapping around the model's face inspired me to think 'surround' relates to bondage and freedom. to develop it further, i would want the model to see partial space to give a false sense of "security".

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Surround (Jewelry Project)

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Surround (Jewelry Project)

I like how two people wearing the same headpiece as a barrier, pricking each other yet still chose to be close. It sort out demonstrate the hardship between the two of them- such as marriage.
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Support (Jewelry Project)

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Support (Jewelry Project)

Jewelry can also be used as a function but is still attractive to look at. From this example, the designer uses crystals to suspend from the piece- causing movement.

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Great Wall of China (Jewelry Project)

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Great Wall of China (Jewelry Project)

When I thought of 'surround'- the first thing that came into my mind was "enclosure", relating to nowadays society, where the news were blasting about terrorism, I thought of border barriers and government's attempt to keep the country safe. Such as building a wall (Great Wall of China ) and Trumps wall to "keep out" immigrants.

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A Device to Detect Fake Cripple (Jewelry Project)

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A Device to Detect Fake Cripple (Jewelry Project)

I think the structure of this piece really inspires me, the function of this piece is also interesting- the metal piece is attached onto the boy's head which convey's 'surrounding'. 'Surrounding' seen on this image is like a bondage.

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Surround (Jewelry Project)

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Surround (Jewelry Project)

I think the concept of jewelry can be involved with the partial human body like the displayed above. From this image I thought of drawing designs from different postures and movements to create my work.

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Acceleration

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Acceleration in progress

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Acceleration in progress

I like how this picture clearly demonstrates the progression of human- from agriculture to industrialisation, it conveys acceleration in progress.

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Industrialization

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Industrialization

From this picture, I became aware of the broadness of the term "acceleration"- it could be human progression in technology, and economy. Through economy, social status is formed, which highlights the theme of "Egalitarianism".

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Acceleration in pattern

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Acceleration in pattern

What I like about this image is that it is a combination of graphics and textile together. It gave me the idea that I can combine two different forms together.

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Numbers

I think acceleration not only refers to speed, but also numbers can be applied to it; such as human population, where it is always accelerating. 

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Typhoon

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Typhoon

I discovered when typhoon accelerates, it generates it's surroundings to move, resulting the formation of a spiral. The clouds surrounding close to it accelerates and the outer clouds are more steady. The power of typhoon fades as it extends outwards.

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Acceleration on rock

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Acceleration on rock

Looking at this image, I found out that acceleration could be from flowing water, which sculpts and shapes the rocks just like this image. 

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Drawing

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Drawing

The drawing of acceleration really inspires me and i can use this element to develop my works

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Shattered

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Shattered

I am inspired to think acceleration of speed often leaves trace. 

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Universe

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Universe

I'm particularly interested in the movement- especially the faded, unclear movement, which, is also presented in here. The picture demonstrates speed and also the silhouette reminds me of breath as well.

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Acceleration in Art

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Acceleration in Art

I came across this piece in an exhibit in Singapore, I was constantly thinking about how to portray the process of acceleration until I came across this image on my phone. I like the movement presented on the art piece and the lines including the missing parts.

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Physics

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Physics

I like how the image demonstrates how acceleration moves, the circular movement relates to breath really well. 

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Philip Treacy

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Philip Treacy

I like how Philip Treacy uses a curve to express acceleration and speed. It inspires me as I have never thought of using it to demonstrate a process.

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Francesca Woodman

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Francesca Woodman

The first thing that came into my mind when the word "acceleration" appears are movement and locomotion. I like how there is a certain sadness and eeriness Francesca Woodman conveys. The movement also suggests the past as the girl looks like a ghost at the same time.

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Balenciaga

I like how Balenciaga sculpts his dress like breath; the texture feels airy and soft. The silhouette also looks like layered circles ( just like breath)

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Flowers

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Flowers

What inspires me in this picture is that not only humans can breathe, but also plants and living organisms in general. Here it almost seems like the plants, something that breathes, are being encased into a poetic form. 

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Breath on mirror

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Breath on mirror

whilst looking at this image, it sparked an idea that human breath could also have some restrictions, when breath is being exhaled out of the body, onto the mirror, it doesn't have to ability to flow through the mirror. The breath itself is transparent, but the object is impermeable.

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Bioplastics

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Bioplastics

The crispy texture inspires me and gave me the sensation that the material is airy; with the small lumps on the plastic, it can be a representation of breath in textiles. 

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Air and Stone (1966)

"The work reproduces the movement of life, making the solidness of the stone face the immateriality of the surrounding air, like an embryo floating in the amniotic fluid. The references to life, childbirth, and intimacy are numerous."

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Glasses

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What fascinates me is that breath can be represented in various forms of material. Breath doesn't necessarily have to be the physical breath that is exhaled. 

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Filtrocell

Filtrocell is a type of material that could be found on dishwasher sponge. It is a substance that is porous. Our breath contains heat which turns into vapour. I like the material as it draws resemblance towards breath. 

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Bubble wrap

Bubble wrap contains air; and I like the idea that human breath can be contained. Here in this picture, a person's hand is poking through the bubbles, it is as if the people's dream and desire for equality has been destroyed by an authority that has more power, which, gave me an idea in an interactive art form.

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Suffocation

Breath can be contained in plastics, yet when we breathe into plastic there is suffocation. The will of fighting for air accelerates when we become more and more suffocated. It sort of inspired me to make a headpiece to convey the process of fighting for equality.

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Bubble garment by Alvaro Villarrubia

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Bubble garment by Alvaro Villarrubia

I like the use of material as breath and the way it is being presented. Breath contains many particles which can be represented as circles. The breath surrounds the whole human body, and it involves within the human body- unless we are using inhalers; inhalers helps us to breathe, which can be used as an inspiration for fashion as well as accessories. 

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Surrounded by breath

The mask made me thought of the social barrier as putting a mask on sort of restricts contact to other people. It is like segregation, between race, religion and any other social aspects. 

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Breathing underwater

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Breathing underwater

What i like about this image is the person is breathing out the air through an object. It is very creative when using different objects to breathe out of.

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Textile for breath

What I like about this picture is the creative use of material for breath. Breath can be represented as a gust of wind.

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Donna Mitchell photographed by Clive Arrowsmith

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Donna Mitchell photographed by Clive Arrowsmith

In here the breath is conveyed into a transparent glass that shields the person away from other people, it feels as if the person is hard to approach. it is another example of the social barrier.

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Marina Abramovic & Ulay, 1978

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Marina Abramovic & Ulay, 1978

In this image I see two people exhaling breath towards each other, the mood looks tense, and I view the person as two forces going against each other. It gave me an inspiration for putting the object in between to see the force of two parties.

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Balloon Dog (Magenta) by Jeff Koons, 2015

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Balloon Dog (Magenta) by Jeff Koons, 2015

the breath within the balloon shapes the object into what it is like - a balloon. I realised different objects being breathed into will have different texture. For instance, the balloon dog here looks impermeable and hard, yet, a plastic bag filled with breath is light.

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Blue and Grey, Mark Rothko

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Blue and Grey, Mark Rothko

I like the way Mark Rothko paints the cloudy white block as it looks like an abstract way of presenting "Breath" even though it is usually invisible in real life.

Mark Rothko, 'Blue and Grey ', 1962, Fondation Beyeler

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Quotes extracted on Manzoni

"When I blow up a balloon, I am breathing my soul into an object that becomes eternal" - Manzoni (Serpentine Gallery, London, p.144)

"Each Artist's Breath was, however, far from eternal and the value of the deflated balloon, emptied of the very breath that warranted it, has become a humorous paradox."  (Serpentine Gallery, London, p.17).

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The moon

I like the pattern on the moon as it represents breath. I think it could be an interesting texture to replicate.

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Marine

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Marine

I think breathe comes from all living organisms, and corals and algae are no exception. I like the variety of organisms portrayed here but I don't quite like the texture and the material they use.

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Antartica on planet Earth

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Antartica on planet Earth

I particularly like how the two ice bergs are layered, including the use of color and the silhouette. The white gust on the side really portrays breath as it is flowing.

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Range of materials on Breath

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Range of materials on Breath

I like how breath can be portrayed in different range of materials, it suggests the potential of using different materials to achieve different effects.

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Crumble

Through the image I like to think that the piece is a remnant  of what is left. After death, human bodies will be cremated which will turn into dust. I think this idea can strongly link to my theme.

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Brainstorm

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Fold, expand

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Fold

To unfold is like to reveal which has a mysterious tension within it; folding creates layers and is usually being compressed. It is a transformation from a flat surface to a 3d object. Folding also plays with perceptions and reality; where by drawing a dot on one area across different layers, when it unfolds, it appears to be on three sites instead of one.

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Rotate model

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Rotation model in movement

Looking at how materials look like muscle tissues

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Looking at how the process of movement affect the object

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Looking at objects that resemble movement

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Looking at how the lines resemble stretchy elastic bands

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Air Routes of the world, looks like a map of star constellations

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Rotate

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Looking at expansion and contraction on the tube

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Looking at jewelry that allows different ways of wearing, "With Feelings" by Nelly Van Oost

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Floor of the Forest, Trisha Brown, 1970

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Floor of the Forest, Trisha Brown, 1970

"Two people dressed and undressed their way through the structure. A normally vertical activity performed horizontally and reshaped by the vertical pull of gravity. Great strain and effort to support the body weight while negotiating buttons and zippers." 

It's about reconsidering the habitual perceptions of movement; something we do in a daily life being transformed into another perception. Through the movement of undressing, the artist is being freed from a claustrophobic bondage, but also something we do in daily lives can be very performative.

 

Make a jewelry piece that involves things we do in a daily life basis into a performative art piece that transforms people's perception on it. 

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Looking at how weight affects movement, by Todd Robinson

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Franz West

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Looking at how objects are piled up, Louise Joséphine Bourgeois

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Long Jump, 1887, from "Human and Animal Locomotion", photo by Eadweard Muybridge

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Long Jump, 1887, from "Human and Animal Locomotion", photo by Eadweard Muybridge

The series of image demonstrates how people move, with muscles and joints and bone structures. I think if I overlay all of these images it will convey speed and energy within human body and it will look sculptural.

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Overlaying images of movement, Drummer Gene Krupa at Gjon Mili's studio, 1941

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image by Étienne-Jules Marey

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Chronophotographs from "The Human Body in Action" Experiments In Motion Etienne Jules Marey

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Interconnection Series, Sun Kyoung Kim

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Looking at two people moving, Rest Energy, Maria Abramovic

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Looking at how people interact with each other

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Silhouette of people moving

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Objects that prevent Movement, by Natha Khunprasert

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Objects that prevent Movement, by Natha Khunprasert

I like the idea of using a body feature that functions in movement from an animal but however juxtaposes the idea of it. The sticky pads on a frog is used for movement, but however the person uses glass which prevents movement.

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Object that replaces human limbs

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Accessory that prevents movement

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Shoulder shrug, by Naomi Filmer

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"Bound" ring in copper and pig intestine by Holland Houdek

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"Bound" ring in copper and pig intestine by Holland Houdek

I think the texture of this piece reminds me of the motion that is put to freeze. Movement and time are directly related and I thought of a person moving in a transparent permeable gel-like structure and through movement it sculpts into a form.

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Looking at the posture as well as the balance between forces, Yvonne Rainer

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The act of painting as a dance

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The act of painting as a dance

"Kazuo Shiraga also brought movement to his work. Suspended from a rope, he slid his naked feet across the canvas after dipping them in paint, leaving traces of his circular movements... The process is just as important as the result. Traces of paint record movement and thus convey it to the viewer."

"by moving in and out of the skein of lines and splashing can experience a kind of spatial extension."

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Looking at movement in daily life, Photo by Walter Arrufat

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Movement in daily lives, photo by Walter Arrufat

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Water Movement

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Miu Miu Spring Summer 2017, Photographed by Alasdair McLellan

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Petra Collins Imagines a Hungarian Dream for Gucci Eyewear

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4nlIrfEdFY

Gucci 2017, directed by Petra Collins

I think what particularly drew my attention to this film is the use of color that is whimsical, dreamy and almost look like a fantasy, as well as the whole set design; the background music really enhances the mood of the film; despite it is a fashion advertisement for eyewear, the several scenes depicts different perspectives- such as the pink filtered scenes, as well as the scene in 0:42 suggests the fantastical experience of wearing the pink framed glasses.

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Wild Days and Nights in Rome: The Gucci Spring Summer 2017 Campaign

In the film I really like the extravagance Glen Luchford portrays which also suits the retro style of Gucci; I think the music also synced to the film as well. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQszVWxYjSw

Director: Glen Luchford

Creative direction and styling: Alessandro Michele

Art director: Chris Simmonds

Soundtrack: “Amore disperato” Nada

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The Elegant Universe, Nick Knight x Amanda Harlech, Showstudio

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The Elegant Universe, Nick Knight x Amanda Harlech, Showstudio

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The Elegant Universe, Nick Knight x Amanda Harlech, Showstudio

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The Elegant Universe, Nick Knight x Amanda Harlech, Showstudio

http://showstudio.com/project/the_elegant_universe/editorial_images

The digital effects on the left gives a very interesting, unusual texture whereas the images on the right is very visually stimulating, by using different range of effects and materials on set.

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Calvin Klein Lookbook 3D set design

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Calvin Klein Lookbook 3D set design

In this Calvin Klein set design, I like how they arrange geometric shapes into different spacial forms and plays with light and shadow.

3D Set Design: Julien Simshauser (Builders Club)

Photography: Olya Oleinic

Production: We Are Constant

http://builders-club.com/#/cklookbook

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Fendi Timepieces Policromia Collection

Flash animation
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Fendi Timepieces Policromia Collection

What I particularly like about this film is the correlation between the sound and the graphical movement. The color combination is visually intriguing in 00:17 and 00:42 and I really like the presentation of the jewelry watch where it breaks into pieces in 00:40.

Production: Management

ArtistsDirection: Daniel Sannwald

Animation: Julien Simshauser (Builders Club)

Sound & Music: James Kelly

http://builders-club.com/#/fendi

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Ai Wei Wei, Life Jackets, Berlin

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Ai Wei Wei, Life Jackets

The number of life jackets indicates the number of refugees who landed on the Greek Island of Lesbos, I like how using repetitive objects with multiple amounts draw attention to the audience.

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Idris Khan, Homage to Bernd Becher, 2007

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Idris Khan, Homage to Bernd Becher, 2007

Collection of one object

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Installation views of Fischli and Weiss’ Suddenly this Overview (1981-2006) at the 2013 Venice Biennale.

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Installation views of Fischli and Weiss’ Suddenly this Overview (1981-2006) at the 2013 Venice Biennale.

At first when I look at this collection, I only saw these clay sculptures as events happening in the life time, however as I got to understand this piece, it is about the fabricated events in their mind, questioning the authenticity and the truthfulness within an event, where it originates from the imagination. I think I could use this methodology and reenact the events happening in my collection, perhaps using sound, which is about news reports on tragic incidents and chaos, because I think seeing an event happening on screen or from the news does not make the audience feel the same way as experiencing it in person.

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collecting data (idea 1)

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Collecting data (idea 1)

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Collecting data (idea 1)

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Collecting data (idea 1)

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Brainstorm

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Brainstorm

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Sunflower Seeds, Ai Wei Wei

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Sunflower Seeds, Ai Wei Wei

I think this piece of artwork really inspires me because it has such deep message behind it; by first glance it looks like an area being covered with sunflower seeds, but however with such mass population of it, it highlights the issue of people in nowadays society. Since my topic is about collecting things, I think the outcome of many things together will have a more powerful message than just presenting it one piece. Image Source: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/unilever-series-ai-weiwei/interpretation-text
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Collection of items in a purse

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Collection of pink objects

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Image source: Pinterest

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Rene Gruau Illustrations