Tuesday, August 13, 2013

INDN 212: Intervention Realisation & Inspiration

Okay, for now I'm at a real loss as to where to start this project, so I decided it would be best to just get some research under way and really get some clarity in my mind as to what to do for this project. The project revolves around three words. Intervention, Interaction, or Autonomy. Our new project, revolving around creating another light, is meant to affix itself to the meanings of one of those three words.

So, to figure out exactly how I'm going to do it, I'm going to look at each word individually and interpret them with precedents and meaning.

Intervention: /ˌintərˈvenSHən/
  1. The action or process of intervening.
  2. Interference by a country in another's affairs.
I think that in this project, intervention is intended as a word to mean intervening in a space or a real-world issue. This could be in an artistic way, by performing a sort of spatial intervention, where the lighting intervenes in the space so as to change it or manipulate how it is perceived. It could also be as a response to an issue, and provide a means of intervening in said issue, so for example emergency lighting, task lighting, or something else along that line of thought.

Image acquired from: http://www.unurth.com/filter/Intervention

This lighting is a form of spatial intervention, providing a strange, ethereal light that is reminiscent of fireflies or glow worms. The lighting on all the books is making a statement about the traffic in the city, and replacing it with literature. The effect on the feel of the street is astonishing.

Image acquired from: http://payload.cargocollective.com

These lights are really strange. Constructed from the plastic bottles that are used in hospitals for men to capture urine samples in, the light is strangely reflective of what the bottles would have been used for, and it makes a commentary on the lack of public toilets in the city, and how many men will simply urinate on the sidewalk, even often in plain view of others due to the lack of public urinals.

Image acquired from: http://www.evolo.us/architecture/repurposed-wood-used-to-create-light-filled-furniture/

I really like these lights. Some day I want to make one like it. I think the medium of the wood is highly effective, as it provides a basis for the whole piece to work from. The light from the wood blocks feels like it is meant to be there, due most likely to the look of the material in that space. It looks like sanded and chipped yellow resin, which just works really nicely with the natural look of the wood, as it could look like the sap from the wood, coalesced into a very defined form.

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