Exhibiting Collection:

WEEK 16:

5-11th June

 

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FAD FMP Bibliography:

Initial Research:

Stan Cohen. (2013). 7 Moral Panics: Mods and Rockers. Available: http://www.slideshare.net/mattyp99/7-moral-panics-mods-and-rockers. Last accessed 25th Feb 2017.

99, mattyp (2013) 7796Charlotte. Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/mattyp99/7-moral-panics-mods-and-rockers (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Arbuckle, A. (1911) British skinheads: Portraits of a controversial subculture. Available at: http://mashable.com/2016/03/29/british-skinheads/ (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
BBC (2014) Mods v rockers: Two tribes go to war. Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/culture/story/20140515-when-two-tribes-went-to-war (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Bichard, T. and Dazed (2016) Raf Simons debuts eerie AW16 campaign. Available at: http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/31624/1/raf-simons-debuts-eerie-aw16-campaign (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Clothing, A. (2013) Clothing, footwear & accessories for skinheads. Available at: https://www.adaptorclothing.com/subcultures-skinheads/ (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
DeWolf, A., Toms, B., Spencer, R. and Dazed (2016a) Watch Willow Smith’s daydream-inspired Chanel shoot. Available at: http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/33158/1/watch-willow-smiths-daydream-inspired-chanel-shoot (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
DeWolf, A., Toms, B., Spencer, R. and Dazed (2016b) Watch Willow Smith’s daydream-inspired Chanel shoot. Available at: http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/33158/1/watch-willow-smiths-daydream-inspired-chanel-shoot (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Graham, M. and AnOther (2014) Mods & rockers: Fifty years on. Available at: http://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/3621/mods-rockers-fifty-years-on (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
The Guardian (2015a) Creations of the night: Your art inspired by dreams – in pictures. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/jun/01/share-your-art-inspired-by-dreams-in-pictures (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
The Guardian (2015b) Creations of the night: Your art inspired by dreams – in pictures. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/jun/01/share-your-art-inspired-by-dreams-in-pictures (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Guide, U.D. (2016) Dream art – famous paintings inspired by dreams. Available at: http://ultimatedreamguide.com/portfolio/famous-paintings-inspired-by-dreams/ (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Hall, J. and Dazed (2016) Getting inspired by skinheads, Sgt. Pepper and subculture. Available at: http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/29078/1/getting-inspired-by-skinheads-sgt-pepper-and-subculture (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Healy, C.M., Aoki, S. and Dazed (2016) The photographer who lensed Japan’s Harajuku trailblazers. Available at: http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/29001/1/fruits-future-pop-fashion (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Hsieh, V. and Dazed (2017) Harajuku style bible fRUiTS stops publishing after 20 years. Available at: http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/34601/1/fruits-magazine-shuts-after-20-years-tokyo-harajuku-street-style (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Juvenile delinquency (2017) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juvenile_delinquency (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Luxury Milk (2009) Mods, rockers and moral panics. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r61ks18Bd7I (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Mods and rockers (2017) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mods_and_rockers (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
More (2017) How to do Harajuku style in NYC. Available at: http://www.nylon.com/articles/how-to-do-harajuku-in-nyc (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Pinterest (2016) Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=mods%20and%20rockers&rs=typed&term_meta%5B%5D=mods%20and%20rockers%7Ctyped (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Skinhead (2017) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skinhead (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
SKINHEADS (1978) Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/elizabethwood98/skinheads/ (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Supanaught (no date) Skinhead: An archive // exhibition. Available at: http://thenewbridgeproject.com/events/skinhead-an-archive-exhibition/ (Accessed: 25 February 2017).

Initial Modernity Research:

Babones, S. (no date) Red alert for china’s pollution protesters. Available at: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/02/red-alert-china-pollution-protesters-170217111717375.html (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Brooks, K. (2014) 18 green artists who are making climate change A priority. Available at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/15/environmental-art_n_5585288.html (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Brown, E. (2016) 10 tech-savvy fashion designers to watch. Available at: https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/england/london/articles/10-tech-savvy-fashion-designers-to-watch/ (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Network, C.N. (2014) Stylish smog masks. Available at: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/29/living/gallery/stylish-smog-masks/index.html (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
says, G. (2016) John Sabraw: Extracting beauty from toxic water. Available at: http://www.ofnotemagazine.org/2016/06/05/john-sabraw/ (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Strange, A. (2014) China’s pollution crisis inspires smog mask fashion show. Available at: http://mashable.com/2014/11/03/china-fashion-smog-masks/#tRzVrIN8kZqh (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Toxic art (no date) Available at: http://www.johnsabraw.com/video/ (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
User, S. (2008) Air pollution 2017. Available at: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2017/air-pollution-2017 (Accessed: 25 February 2017).

Proposal:

Brown, E. (2016) 10 tech-savvy fashion designers to watch. Available at: https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/england/london/articles/10-tech-savvy-fashion-designers-to-watch/ (Accessed: 23 February 2017).
Designed, S. and Hawaii (no date) Giryungkim – ArtsThread profile. Available at: https://www.artsthread.com/profile/giryungkim/ (Accessed: 23 February 2017).
Designed, S. and Hawaii (no date) MA collection. Available at: https://www.artsthread.com/portfolios/macollection/ (Accessed: 23 February 2017).
Designed, S. and Hawaii (no date) MA collection. Available at: https://www.artsthread.com/portfolios/macollection/ (Accessed: 23 February 2017).
Designed, S. and Hawaii (no date) MA collection. Available at: https://www.artsthread.com/portfolios/macollection/ (Accessed: 23 February 2017).
Hsieh, V. and Dazed (2017) Harajuku style bible fRUiTS stops publishing after 20 years. Available at: http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/34601/1/fruits-magazine-shuts-after-20-years-tokyo-harajuku-street-style (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
html-tuts (no date) Little priest. Available at: http://bienenkiste.tumblr.com/post/135850641109/poppy-okotcha-for-molly-goddard-x-dazed (Accessed: 23 February 2017).
Koestler, J. (2017) Toxic art. Available at: https://vimeo.com/74730169 (Accessed: 23 February 2017).
Männikkö, P. (2011) Contemporary Art Summer in Naantali. Available at: https://piamannikko.com/2011/10/13/contemporary-art-summer-in-naantali/ (Accessed: 23 February 2017).
Smyth, S. (2013) The dress that moves when you look at it: Hi-tech glow-in-the-dark outfit made from the world’s lightest fabric responds to people’s gaze. Available at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2351033/The-dress-moves-look-Hi-tech-glow-dark-outfit-worlds-lightest-fabric-responds-peoples-gaze.html (Accessed: 23 February 2017).
Something (2015) Periodic textures. Available at: http://somethingaboutmagazine.com/periodic-textures/ (Accessed: 23 February 2017).
Toxic art (no date) Available at: http://www.johnsabraw.com/video/ (Accessed: 23 February 2017).
♥♥♥ knitloop ♥♥♥ (no date) Available at: http://madamebarry.tumblr.com/post/20895239165 (Accessed: 23 February 2017).
♥♥♥ knitloop ♥♥♥ (no date) Available at: http://madamebarry.tumblr.com/post/28011683239 (Accessed: 23 February 2017).
(No Date) Available at: https://www.artsthread.com/profile/giryungkim/ (Accessed: 23 February 2017).
(No Date) Available at: https://shop.hlorenzo.com/products/womens/tops/blouses/top_059_black (Accessed: 23 February 2017).
(No Date) Available at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WQcu7-Q9NnmO4Bcff47XGkqgJ_hE9ezfaByphMwRA6M/pub (Accessed: 23 February 2017).
(No Date) Available at: http://indulgy.com/post/DGLq4deVw2/circular-smocked-textiles-creating-shape-patterhttp://indulgy.com/post/DGLq4deVw2/circular-smocked-textiles-creating-shape-patter (Accessed: 23 February 2017).

Initial Research:

99, mattyp (2013) 7796Charlotte. Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/mattyp99/7-moral-panics-mods-and-rockers (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Arbuckle, A. (1911) British skinheads: Portraits of a controversial subculture. Available at: http://mashable.com/2016/03/29/british-skinheads/ (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
BBC (2014) Mods v rockers: Two tribes go to war. Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/culture/story/20140515-when-two-tribes-went-to-war (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Bichard, T. and Dazed (2016) Raf Simons debuts eerie AW16 campaign. Available at: http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/31624/1/raf-simons-debuts-eerie-aw16-campaign (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Clothing, A. (2013) Clothing, footwear & accessories for skinheads. Available at: https://www.adaptorclothing.com/subcultures-skinheads/ (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
DeWolf, A., Toms, B., Spencer, R. and Dazed (2016a) Watch Willow Smith’s daydream-inspired Chanel shoot. Available at: http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/33158/1/watch-willow-smiths-daydream-inspired-chanel-shoot (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
DeWolf, A., Toms, B., Spencer, R. and Dazed (2016b) Watch Willow Smith’s daydream-inspired Chanel shoot. Available at: http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/33158/1/watch-willow-smiths-daydream-inspired-chanel-shoot (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Graham, M. and AnOther (2014) Mods & rockers: Fifty years on. Available at: http://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/3621/mods-rockers-fifty-years-on (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
The Guardian (2015a) Creations of the night: Your art inspired by dreams – in pictures. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/jun/01/share-your-art-inspired-by-dreams-in-pictures (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
The Guardian (2015b) Creations of the night: Your art inspired by dreams – in pictures. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/jun/01/share-your-art-inspired-by-dreams-in-pictures (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Guide, U.D. (2016) Dream art – famous paintings inspired by dreams. Available at: http://ultimatedreamguide.com/portfolio/famous-paintings-inspired-by-dreams/ (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Hall, J. and Dazed (2016) Getting inspired by skinheads, Sgt. Pepper and subculture. Available at: http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/29078/1/getting-inspired-by-skinheads-sgt-pepper-and-subculture (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Healy, C.M., Aoki, S. and Dazed (2016) The photographer who lensed Japan’s Harajuku trailblazers. Available at: http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/29001/1/fruits-future-pop-fashion (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Hsieh, V. and Dazed (2017) Harajuku style bible fRUiTS stops publishing after 20 years. Available at: http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/34601/1/fruits-magazine-shuts-after-20-years-tokyo-harajuku-street-style (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Juvenile delinquency (2017) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juvenile_delinquency (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Luxury Milk (2009) Mods, rockers and moral panics. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r61ks18Bd7I (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Mods and rockers (2017) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mods_and_rockers (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
More (2017) How to do Harajuku style in NYC. Available at: http://www.nylon.com/articles/how-to-do-harajuku-in-nyc (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Pinterest (2016) Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=mods%20and%20rockers&rs=typed&term_meta%5B%5D=mods%20and%20rockers%7Ctyped (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Skinhead (2017) in Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skinhead (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
SKINHEADS (1978) Available at: https://uk.pinterest.com/elizabethwood98/skinheads/ (Accessed: 25 February 2017).
Supanaught (no date) Skinhead: An archive // exhibition. Available at: http://thenewbridgeproject.com/events/skinhead-an-archive-exhibition/ (Accessed: 25 February 2017).

 

Different types of pollution research: 
Film:
UNKNOWN. (2012). Chernobyl – Surviving Disaster. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk3-XUe0oEU. Last accessed 13 mar 2017.

Websites:

Salvatore Babones. (20 FEBRUARY 2017). Red Alert for China’s pollution protesters. Available: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/02/red-alert-china-pollution-protesters-170217111717375.html. Last accessed 13 Mar 2017.

Alejandro Campos. (2016). Retratos de los supervivientes de Chernobyl.Available: http://culturacolectiva.com/retratos-de-los-supervivientes-de-chernobyl/. Last accessed 13 Mar 2017.

UNKNOWN. (2015). What Is Chernobyl Disaster 1986. Available: https://chernobylguide.com. Last accessed 13 Mar 2017.

Michael Johnson. (2011). Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster. Available: https://www.doyouremember.co.uk/memory/chernobyl-nuclear-disaster. Last accessed 13 Mar 2017.

UNKNOWN. (2015). Fukushima Accident. Available: http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/safety-and-security/safety-of-plants/fukushima-accident.aspx. Last accessed 13 Mar 2017.

Tyler Durden. (2016). Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean (And It’s Going To Get Worse). Available: “Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean. Last accessed 13 Mar 2017.

UNKNOWN. (UNKNOWN). pollutionissues. Available: http://www.pollutionissues.com/Fo-Hi/History.html. Last accessed 13 Mar 2017.

Rahul Kakkar. (2014). What are the Causes and Effects of Land Pollution?. Available: http://www.importantindia.com/11719/what-are-the-causes-and-effects-of-land-pollution/. Last accessed 13 Mar 2017.

Andrew Karam. (2016). Five Years Later, Cutting Through the Fukushima Myths. Available: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a19871/fukushima-five-years-later/. Last accessed 13 Mar 2017.

Justin McCurry. (2017). Fukushima nuclear reactor radiation at highest level since 2011 meltdown. Available: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/03/fukushima-daiichi-radiation-levels-highest-since-2011-meltdown. Last accessed 13 Mar 2017.

“The Ghost City Of Chernobyl: Eerie Pictures That Show Abandoned Disaster Zone As World Marks 25 Years Since Worst Nuclear Meltdown In History”. Mail Online. N.p., 2017. Web. 13 Mar. 2017.

“The Great Smog Of 1952”. Met Office. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 13 Mar. 2017.

User, Super. “Air Pollution 2017”. Wessex.ac.uk. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 13 Mar. 2017.

“What Are The Main Causes Of Air Pollution?”. Reference. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed13 Mar. 2017.

“Архивные И Очень Интересные Снимки, Которые Вы Еще Не Видели”. МирТесен – рекомендательная социальная сеть. N.p., 2017. Web. Las accessed 13 Mar. 2017.

“20 Haunting Photos Of Environmental Pollution”. VIPs. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 14 Mar. 2017.

“Cite A Website – Cite This For Me”. Tropical-rainforest-animals.com. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 14 Mar. 2017.

Enke, Anne and Anne Enke. “Plastic Debris Also Glutting North Atlantic Ocean”. Anne of Carversville. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 14 Mar. 2017.

“Neutral Beauty”. Neutral Beauty. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 14 Mar. 2017.

Artist research: 

“BLOG – JAMIE NORTH – SCULPTURE – Unconventional”. Theunconventional.co.uk. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 5 April 2017

“Dana Barnes References Lichen Life For Endolith Casts Seating Series”. designboom | architecture & design magazine. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 5 April 2017

Gallery, Saatchi. “Hilary Harnischfeger – Untitled – Contemporary Art”. Saatchigallery.com. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 5 April 2017.

“Interview: Scottish Artist Karla Black On Materials, Meaning, And Messy Moments – D Magazine”. D Magazine. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 5 April 2017

“Jack Henry”. Jackhenryart.com. N.p., 2017. Web.Last accessed 5 April 2017

“JACK HENRY’S SCULPTURES | Sick Of The Radio”. Sickoftheradio.com. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 5 April 2017

“Little Paper Planes | Isabel Yellin”. Blog.littlepaperplanes.com. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 5 April 2017

“Page Not Found | Baker Sponder Gallery”. Bakerspondergallery.com. N.p., 2017. Last accessed 5 April 2017

“Projects | Surrounded Islands”. Christojeanneclaude.net. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 6 April 2017

“Remainder 2016”. Jamienorth.com. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 6 April 2017

“The Biggest Sculpture In History: Artist Who Wrapped Up The Reichstag Plans Spectacular £212Million Creation In The Middle Of The Desert To Rival The Pyramids”. Mail Online. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 6 April 2017

“Theyallhateus | Page 13”. Theyallhateus.com. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 6 April 2017

“Tim Knowles – Art – Home Page – British – Artist – London – UK”. Timknowles.co.uk. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 6 April 2017

MTT. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 6 April 2017

“Contemporary Art Blog”. Contemporary-art-blog.com. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 6 April 2017

“I’m REVOLTING”. Imrevolting.net. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 6 April 2017

“Interview: Scottish Artist Karla Black On Materials, Meaning, And Messy Moments – D Magazine”. D Magazine. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 6 April 2017

“Karla Black”. Wall Street International. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 6 April 2017

“Karla Black @ Modern Art”. Watching dry paint.. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 6 April 2017

“Marisa Ramirez”. Marisa-ramirez.tumblr.com. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 6 April 2017

“Modern Art”. Modernart.net. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 6 April 2017

“Plastic Ocean By Tan Zi Xi”. Vimeo. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 6 April 2017

“Richard Tuttle “Matter” At Marian Goodman, Paris •”. Mousse Magazine. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 6 April 2017

“Venice: Karla Black At Palazzo Pisani (Contemporary Art Daily)”. Contemporaryartdaily.com. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 6 April 2017

“West London Projects”. Westlondonprojects.org. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 6 April 2017

Image used in illustrations:

“Cite A Website – Cite This For Me”. S-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 29 April 2017.

Exhibition research: 

L. Carey. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 25 May 2017

N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 25 May 2017

“Abstract Female Mannequins From The One Collection”. MY-MANNEQUINS.CO.UK. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 25 May 2017

Broad, Hudson. “HB | Showroom”. Hudsonandbroad.com. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 25 May 2017

“Cite A Website – Cite This For Me”. S-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 25 May 2017

“Flickr”. Flickr. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 25 May 2017

“Gallery”. Moira Bateman. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 25 May 2017

liste, Deco. “Deco Mix Liste”. Solovelydecoration.com. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 25 May 2017

Lucas, Jason. As Good As Knit Gets. N.p., 2017. Web.Last accessed 25 May 2017.

“New Designers 16: Wilcom Associate Prize, Gemma Blackwell – ARTS THREAD – Artsthread”. ArtsThread. N.p., 2017. Web.Last accessed 25 May 2017.

“Olkhovav Show Dsc 0439 « Chelsea BA Degree Show 2011”. Chelseadegreeshow.org. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 25 May 2017.

“Rianna Phillips(@Riannaphillips) – Instagram Photos And Videos | WEBSTAGRAM”. WEBSTAGRAM. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 25 May 2017.

“SPRING SPRUNG – VM”. Hmvm.co.uk. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 25 May 2017

“Stilletto – Work – London Collections”. Stilletto.studio. N.p., 2017. Web. Last accessed 25 May 2017.

Screen Print Information:

UNKNOWN . (UNKNOWN). Photo-emulsion Screen Printing . Available: http://www.instructables.com/id/Photo-emulsion-Screen-Printing/. Last accessed 18th April 2017.

Exhibition:

The Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester- Mdrn Japn Dsn Last accessed 18th March 2017

Final Evaluation:

WEEK 15:

29-4th June

I have been encouraged to let myself be more open-minded and contextual based when it comes to looking for influence in my projects opposed to responding to only visual aids. This teaching has had a serious impact on my thought processes when it comes to Art, thus my basis for influence for this project has developed from more relevant issues within the world, leading to a rich and sundry amount of possibilities in my design. This subsequently impacted my sense of involvement within these issues and opening my eyes to the problems alongside raising awareness on the issues too. This has provided me with a stronger sense of ownership of my work. The exploration of concepts and how to channel this within my work has revealed many possibilities for development consequently preparing me for my next stage as an undergraduate.

My proposition for this project I decided to look into the mankinds way of life today, the pollution and litter (Modernity) and how these subjects are essentially engulfing and suffocating nature. I had hoped to develop and extend my skills in textiles, installation and also film. I have integrated textiles and installation into this project but unfortunately not film. I have gained numerous technical skills including felting, weaving, garment construction, machine skills, printing and finally translating a two-dimensional design into a three-dimensional outcome. The proposal has encouraged me to really push myself out of my comfort zone as I decided to use a conceptual influence, and I feel I have achieved a significant amount of learning and work throughout my project. I have succeeded in experiencing new processes and techniques and have improved planning of time using a work plan to ensure I made good use of my time by planning and organising.

To gather my research I used the internet to firstly educate myself on various sorts along with the issues of pollution, in history and today- and most importantly what is being done on the matter. I felt it was important to fully explore this aspect and contain this knowledge as I knew it would enable me to pay attention to detail within my work, and really dig into the concepts behind my creations. I did, however, watch film screening about the Chernobyl Disaster, I indulged so deeply into the movie it really affected me personally and really kickstarted the ambition in my project. I also visited an exhibition where they displayed recycled plastic bottles to create beautiful light shades, this also helped with my project as it gave me hope that designers are concerned about our way of life today.

At times I was not happy with the development of my work when a process did not develop as I had anticipated or a design came out wrong, I felt disappointed however this is where I would change my ideas slightly to ensure I made use of the problems and liked the next outcome. I have developed my ideas though trying out little experiments that have been inspired by my research and took the next step from there. As my work developed I ensured my project as a whole adapted to it.

My artist research played a big part in my overall project, and even through to my final piece. None of my chosen artists was fashion based, however, I feel due to this it allowed me to be more flexible at the beginning of my project and explore different stances and areas of art including sculpture and installation type work, then transferring this into then fashion related work (however difficult) then proved to be the right decision as the work inspired by my artists was so innovative and different yet fit the concepts of my project really well.

My chosen artist also inspired me to use more innovative and obscure materials within my work such as vegetation or women’s cosmetics, once I had completed the samples of work inspired by then- I still had the urge to be experimental within my work, such as creating patterns through the use of petrol, combined with water, oils and food colourings. This I felt was really successful as the patterns generated were so on point and couldn’t get any closer to ‘water pollution’. I also experimented with different textile processes such as weaving, printing, melting, however, the one that deemed most successful was the felting, thus I used it in my final piece.

I feel though out this project my skills have really been pushed this project, in terms of learning so many new processes, ways of thinking and especially keeping track of time. In previous projects, i have really struggled to prioritise my time efficiently and this has resulted in not completed it in time due to deliberating on possible ideas for too long rather than just getting stuck in. Forcing myself to work off a work plan, however, and writing up my week every week has helped me massively.

In this project, I am sorry the practical element ended when it did. I feel my project still has considerable potential for a much larger collection that I would have loved to complete.

After the sample of felt, I created in week 7 and referring back to it when thinking about creating a final garment I knew I had re-created it again, thus I did. My final garment is made from large sheets of wool that I felted together, yet infused other samples of natural materials in such as raw greasy sheep wool, cotton, vegetation juxtaposed with litter/pollution I picked up and washed from the streets of Bolton. I used this contrasting combination, and the amorphous oversized engulfing shape and silhouette of the garment as a hope to illustrate my original proposal that mankind’s way of life today, the pollution and litter (Modernity) and how these subjects are essentially engulfing and suffocating nature. I wanted to ensure the garment covered the model’s mouth and nose, similar to the smog mask fashion as well. Looking at the photographs, and the fact my model nearly passed out when wearing the garment proves it works.

Overall I am happy with my final piece and am proud of my work and innovative ideas and concepts behind the garment. However looking at the exhibition- I don’t feel as proud as I should be- there is still room for improvement such as more garments, to make a collection? Or an interactive video alongside the garment? Maybe leaflets or a lookbook of my model wearing the garment in a location shoot.

 

 

Exhibition Layout Part Two:

WEEK 14:

22-28th April

After looking at inspiration for my exhibition layout, I have to get realistic, bearing in mind the space I have, costing and what will look most effective on my garment. Due to the fact, the cape I have made is really amorphous and big- I felt and my peers agreed it would lose these qualities if it was hung, and would look odd as you wouldn’t be able to tell it is a garment., therefore I decided to bag myself a mannequin. I placed it on here and immediately it came back to life, however, the skirt was questionable.  I had the from my photoshoot, but had not printed them off yet- so needed to keep this into consideration. To help me decide, I decided on the composition and how many photographs I wanted, and what size- I decided to take photographs of the mannequin in different locations.

After completing this first exercise, I immediately didn’t like the skirt on the mannequin and felt it took away from the cape- therefore I decided to see what It would look like hanging up beside it instead.

This exercise, I focused on the composition of the mannequin. Left, Right, Centre far back, Centre middle, Centre forward. I have decided with the help of my tutor Jo, that composition ‘Centre Middle’ will look the most effective and make the boldest impact on viewers, with images from the photoshoot either side in A1 to be extra dramatic. All I need to do now Is print off and mount my images- this process I will do right at the end however as I want them to look fresh, and due to the fact the room is very bright and warm- it has been known that the images crumple.

Exhibition Layout: Part One

WEEK 14:

22-28th April

Now space was clear in the studio, each student was allocated a space of their own to present their work. I was given a corner due to the fact I had a garment and these usually look effective in the corner. I had already been looking at different ways I could present my garment, using Pinterest. These are images that appealed to me and I thought I could translate in my own way.

Photoshoot:

WEEK 13:

15-21st April

Today was the day of the photoshoot. I arrived in the studio at 9 am, and reminded the photography technician -Neil- I was here. He said he would help me set up lighting- but to do so I needed to tell him exactly what I want. I walked him through my project and told him what I was hoping to achieve in this photoshoot. I told him that I felt a dark background, dramatic photo shoot that contained shadows and contrasts would create the perfect images that tie in with my project. The subject of Modernity- pollution and humans way of life today entwining and essentially engulfing nature is not a light subject and rather deep threatening issues that should constantly be at the back of people’s minds- thus ensuring the photoshoot was similar this would work.

He set up the studio and I called my photographer -Zahraa- and model -Leila- down.

I had previously spoken to Leila and informed her on what she would be wearing and asked her if possible, please could she wear natural makeup and her hair in a low ponytail. Due to the fact the skirt was sheer, I decided to bring some pink tights with me for Leila to wear so she didn’t feel uncomfortable. She got dressed whilst Zahraa spoke to Neil about some lighting issues. Finally, we got to work taking pictures.

All was going as predicted, until after only a short while unfortunately Leila -the model- started feeling uncomfortable, her face was drained of colour and couldn’t stand up properly. The bright lights combined with the warmth of the felted cape was suffocating her and she nearly fainted! I and Zahraa rushed her to the bathrooms, gave her her old clothes, cooled her down with wet towels and gave her lots of water to drink. She begged us she was now fine and could carry on but I insisted she must- I already felt guilty enough as it was. She apologised and we sent her on her way.

Due to the fact we had only got about half way through the shoot, and there were no other models around I could use, Zahraa stepped in place. She gave me a quick tutorial on how to use the camera and set up the lighting again to ensure she doesn’t get so hot too and we I truly feel this photoshoot really makes the garment look so incredible, the different poses, angles, shots got back to work. I am so thankful for Zahraa stepping in like that and really proud of myself too for being able to take the photographs with no experience before!

After taking loads of pictures, I selected the ones I wanted Zahraa to edit. She did an amazing job and now I just have to print my favourites off and display them in the exhibition!

 

I truly feel this photoshoot really makes the garment look so incredible, the different poses, angles, shots everthing works so well together.

Clearing Exhibition Space:

WEEK 13:

15-21st April

This week we have been instructed we must clear the FAD room in preparation for the exhibition.

Day One: Setting up the studio for the exhibition firstly consisted of clearing out old work, tables, drawers, scrap paper and rubbish, and throwing away any of my own work which I didn’t need or want anymore.

Day Two: As the studio was now clear and cleaner and there were no scraps of people’s work- we began setting up boards, sanding and filling them in to create a smooth surface on each one, then gum-stripping the cracks to make them look smooth and seamless.

Day Three and Four: Now the majority of the studio was seamless and clear- it was time to start painting. This included masking off all skirting boards and doors, all painting the walls inside the studio and the corridors a crisp white. Once dry, the masking tape could be peeled up and the floor cleaned.

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Now, this has been completed -rather fast and efficiently due to good teamwork- we can now bring in out final pieces to set up our space for the exhibition.