I took a trip to Home Depot and here is a list of interesting soft related items I found:
1. Bendable Retrieving Magnet. I think magnets are very fun to work with and I am quite amazed by the flexibility of this small piece of magnet strap that can reach almost any place that small metal objects can fall.
After researching on inflatable silicon objects and installations, I knew I want to make something coming out of the wall. There were many different directions to take yet I was most interested in making a “kissing wall” with multiple lips that will respond to the user’s relative distance to the object. Due to time restrain and limited knowledge in 3D modeling, I made a mini lip blowing bubble as a starting point.
Erin and I decided to continue our Soma Tarot project. Referencing different archetype analysis from online and The Little Monsters Tarot Guidebook, we created our own interpretation of the six cards we currently have (The Devil, Hermit, Moon, Death, The Fool, Hanged-man).
Time gives way to duration while duration constructs waiting. I want to explore how the experience of waiting can evoke nostalgia. 12 Wenhai Street was piece I made last year based on memories and architecture of a childhood apartment I was particularly drawn towards. I hope to continue my curiosity for 12 Wenhai Street in this VR simulation project. Continue reading “Waiting”
Brandon, Chian and I will be working on our midterm project together. We are interested in the sub basement of the Tisch building and want to make something without a projector (unless we can find a location that is capable of mounting a projector distant from the work).
Sea cucumbers are commonly found on deep seafloor. Their unique gelatinous tissue allows them to control their buoyancy which gives the flexibility to crawl on the ocean floor, actively swim or float from one location to another.
Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain is a standard porcelain urinal yet also a icon of 20th century art. As a member of Society of Independent Artists, when Duchamp submitted Fountain to their inaugural exhibition in 1917 signed under the pseudonym “R. Mutt”, the board of directors who were bound by the constitution’s rule to accept all members’ submissions decided to exclude Fountain from the show.