Work in progress. Bedroom installation
An installation in my bedroom was my first project as an architecture student. The main inspiration source is fine art influence. Besides that, I knew that I wanted to make something that would correspond with the music I admire and listen to every day.
The first four sketches show my initial idea flow. Drawings on top, a one-point perspective of my room were inspired by a choice of music from my playlists. After exploring other possible approaches to my installation, I chose to stick with my initial emotion and the wavy forms of my first drawing became a baseline of what would later define the project.
During the exploration process of my installation I generated three drawings. The immaterial drawing combines the wavy form of the paper intertwined with itself, straight cold blue lines indicating the seriousness of the bland, almost texture-less paper and the bright orange lines, representing the yellow tape which can be seen as both a structural and playful element.
The textural drawing explores the difference between the installation’s body and tape which is both visually contrasting and serves as a binding structure.
The spatial drawing is more straight forward. Its a graphite drawing that focuses on the realistic aspect of the installation, showing it in a panoramic view to present the piece as whole and how it impacts a blank canvas.
During the few weeks in which I created and explored my installation, it also impacted my everyday life, my emotional state and the physical movement throughout the space of my bedroom. I understood that even when I thought my job was finished, my installation never stopped evolving. Within a few weeks, it started to have a life on its own. Its weight brought down some of the weaker supports creating new shapes and new obstacles to manoeuvre. In my draft video I tried to show the rebellious nature of my project. My installation resisting the mould I had put it in. The form I had once created was no longer mine, instead it had created its own.
My installation ended up being a continuous work in progress not because I never finished it, but because it chose to live beyond the finish line.