Notes from tutorial with Mark Leahy
I am going towards the fantastical, the impossible, the storybook with the furniture piece. This will incorporate hidey-holes, pop-outs, jointed arms that can be pulled out, internal lighting, mismatched heights, etc. It may incorporate several stand-alone pieces that can be joined to each other if wanted. It needs to be constructed of elements from various time periods, with a range of textures, surfaces, designs etc. It does not need to be able to fold up and conceal all the elements which appear to be folded out, but it should appear that this might be possible, if one knew the secret.
Wallpaper does not have to be on a wall, it could equally be on a hanging screen, or a room divider
Wallpaper does not have to be paper, 'wallpaperness' needs to be considered too. Drawn onto the wall directly, projected, decoupaged...
Strategic lighting would be a way to highlight and interfere with objects and projections.
My next steps are:
- check out Holly Pester's record/book
- start collecting furniture and furniture pieces - hinges, knobs, anglepoise arms, odd legs - to experiment with combinations. Meet with Jude to discuss if a purpose-built section or framework might be useful
- experiment with projecting living-wallpaper onto different surfaces
- mock up a wallpaper design for screenprinting and digital printing, to compare
- get the sound files ready for vinyl cutting and consider the appearance of the disc itself