MODULE 3: FABRICATION EMILY MARKOS 636466
INSPIRATION For this module, I decided to continue with the theme of disgust that was previously explored in Module 2. My group discovered this idea from crowded trams, and how they are somewhere we are often denied personal space and where our individual notions of what personal space means come in to conflict. We were inspired about how other people around you can intrude in your personal space, and what methods can create a larger space and cause distance between other passengers. A way we thought effective was by making people not want to be around you, therefore creating a larger personal space. So through Module 2, we investigated certain ways to disgust people and repel them away. When I began working by myself in Module 3, I wanted to continue this theme, but in a more conceptual way and with more volume to my designs. I decided to experiment with only air inflatables (no longer liquid) in an attempt to achieve this.
PROTOYPE With this first prototype, I tried to create a representation of one of the balls of pus that my group created last Module. I did this by getting its basic outline, and creating it out of plastic. I used the taping technique, but I feel that it wasn’t very effective and left my prototype looking distorted. Also, I wasn’t very happy with this as it didn’t create the same feeling as my previous ideas, and it looked too rigid to be something that belonged on the human body.
With this prototype, I decided to go with a new approach and looked at the human body itself. I experimented with creating different organs, this time using the iron to seal the plastic. I came across some difficulties with this prototype; which included the color and the shape. I didn't like how red it was, I found it to looked too fake and like a cartoon. Also, the curves of the organs were difficult to do with the iron, and they kept crinkling up. To solve this I decided to stay with the idea of organs, yet make them more representational and into straighter shapes.
CREATING THE MODEL