Sunday, 17 March 2013

Selling My Balls: The Big Day

Finally, the presentation day arrives!
Let's see how I sell my balls here.
Let's see how audience plays with my balls here.
Let's watch the video here.
Let's reveal how things are arranged and presented from the below photos.

 
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Big thank you to Vision Art Stationary Shop's lady boss for borrowing me the easel, Operation Department's staffs who have assisted me to get the projection done, all classmates that help me to lift the things from my car to the AVH 2.

Not to forget to thanks all my friends who have given me great moral support! Terima kasih banyak banyak. I love you!



Thursday, 7 March 2013

Unheard Voices, Heard!

Finally! The video is done after many nights staying up till the next morning in the college's computer laboratory. Thanks to Yi Hou, my Multimedia friend who has guided me to work on the production side.

Unheard . Voices

Tomorrow is the big day and I am so exhausted now.


Sunday, 24 February 2013

Video Making in Process

Here is a sample of how the video will look like.

video

Old film effect is not added in it yet as this will be done in the real production. The exploration of visuals are documented as below.

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The above batch of typo looks like design of low cost broacher, where it is usually dominated by big characters.
 
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This batch of design has lost it's rhythm when they are assembled because the words are all in the same size.



Saturday, 23 February 2013

Welcome to Unheard

After so many rounds of shaping the art style of the poster, finally it's printed out. More promotional materials are yet to come. Stay tune :)

Unheard poster developed in A1 size.




Ball Making in Process - Paper Marche Texture

A documentation of designing the outer surface of the ball.

Experiment: Painting the surface using acrylic and water-based paint.
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Painting a few layers of acrylic paint.

However, I find the texture isn't look nice as the surface is very uneven. Painting on it is actually making the uneven surface looks more obvious, instead of intentionally making it smoother. So, I went Online and search for inspirations on texture created by paper marche. Accidentally, I also discovered a Sweden artist who makes nice paper art: http://cecilialevy.blogspot.com/

Red, by Cecilia Levy, Sweden
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Taken from Pinterest, original Website is down.
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http://naindejardin.blogs.marieclaireidees.com/
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http://naindejardin.blogs.marieclaireidees.com/
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http://naindejardin.blogs.marieclaireidees.com/
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http://www.prettylittlethings.typepad.com/
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645 Workshop

From here, I realised that the essence of paper marche is on it's texture. Even if it is uneven, it can still look nice. So, instead of painting on it, I decided to paste scraps of paper onto the ball to create the rugged surface, and let texture of overlapping paper to deliver the message of social pressure.

Coating with mahjong paper to create a white surface.
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The characters/ words are printed on colour paper and then pasted on it.
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Outcome of the sample ball. Matt varnish is coated on it.
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Friday, 22 February 2013

Ball Making in Process - Cracked!

A documentation of coating a layer of clay at the outer surface of the ball.

Waking up in the early morning and clearing up my mind.
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Ball wrapped with multiple layers of newspapers.
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Coating aluminium foil to smoothen the edges.
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Entire ball is coated with aluminium foil.
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The air-dry clay that I am using. Gede non-firing clay.
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Coating the ball with paper clay.
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Smoothen the paper clay surface with a sponge.
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Waiting the clay to dry under normal room temperature.
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Something bad happened. Cracks appeared after leaving it to dry for 30 minutes.
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The cracks are really serious after leaving them to dry for a night!
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He must be kidding me.
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Giving up using clay. Pealing the clay off and seeking for alternative solution.

This is not the first time I fail in using clay. I used polymer oven-baked clay during the first stage of this project and they also cracked. Hence, I made my decision fast and decided not to coat the layer of clay any more. I justified that the reason to use clay - initially is to create a stronger message of human touch, provided with the characteristic that clay has temperature in itself, could now be taken away until I find an alternative way to communicate the sense of human touch.

The reason for it to crack is still unidentified. I suspect the clay is too thin to be coated so when it dries up and contracts, it is easy to crack because there isn't a base (clay) to hold the clay on the surface that contacts with the air.