Creating a journey: The Installation project
How does one transform a commonplace bedroom into the foundations of a architectural installation ?
When completing this project my goal was always to transform the room into an elevated and distinctly unassociated space. By doing this, it would allow me to transfer the once simple journey the room took you on, into something entirely different. However the word ‘journey’ means more than just movement and in doing this I had to consider all sensory elements that would take place during this journey. Like mosts natural preference, my main focus, therefore, was on both sound and vision. Alongside this would be touch effected by the way you were forced to move through the space.
After carefully planning the route, visually and audially, using paper and lighting alone I created the physical representation of all my research and planning. Once fully constructed I was able to create a video that encapsulates the journey experience.
Sussex University: Reading architecture
Although this project offered less creative freedom it was undoubtably tied more tangibly to the real world. By working with older architectural drawings and seeing the physical creations of them, it allowed for a deeper understanding of the design process. Being able to bring some of this work into the modern era using digital processes allowed me to bring my own unique style to the work. Keeping the same intent and execution while doing this created constraints that allowed me to keep a deep seated tangibility to the process.
While studying the campus I created a series of drawings that allows a modern day audience to better perceive and understand the old but incredibly interesting master planning and buildings found on the University of Sussex campus.