Tuesday, 10 November 2009


Meeting with Clare Burnett

Here are the notes I made during our conversation with Clare this afternoon. Thanks to everyone for coming and I look forward to working with you next Monday. make sure you get your permission slips back to Mr Hawes ASAP.

Brief:
to create an abstract sculpture based on the London skyline

Location:
Delfina at London Bridge

Ideas:
a journey down the river, rhythms, 3D drawing, demonstrating the process of making the work, a corner space so not completely 3D, time to explore the river setting, bring sketch books to draw on site, add labels to the sculpture with people’s views, how do we feel about London and its skyline? travel to Delfina on the riverbus?

How do we capture the combination of industry, commerce, tourism, poverty, wealth, history, regeneration etc? How will we make the most of the lights available? Favourite places in London…

Timescale:
Arrive at about 10am. Put up photos, play with the wood, then do some sketching, then build in the afternoon (?) We need to be finished by 5pm. Visitors arrive at 6pm. Finished by 7pm.

Resources:
Sketchbooks, coloured pens/pencils, paper straws, lollipop skills, 2 drills, elastic bands, still camera, video camera, tripod, laptop(s)

Homework:
Bring an idea, artefact, story, poem about London to the event next Monday.

3 comments:

Billy Rowlinson said...

I compleatly forgot about the meeting this afternoon, apologies!

riverbus sounds good to me! then it gives us a chance to see some popular land marks along the river which may give us some inspiration.

look forward to working with you all!

xoxochinaoxox said...

riverbus sounds really good! especially as I've never been on one before:-D Thanks for inviting me to the blog!

Amber Rowe said...

Wow this looks cool!

I just had to do a mini project on music’s relation to architecture and I don’t know if this helps but it relates to the visual aswell in quite a blunt way I think.
I found that music has to do with a strict discipline. To play an instrument, to read music, to perform music, requires a discipline, it’s the same with architecture you have to do it exactly, their both mathematical. they are both drawn in a certain way, and the drawings, whether they are scores in music or architectural drawings.
But a building and it's architecture has a purpose and it made for people to use practically,
there would be no point in building a skyscraper if noone ever used it. So people are going
to have their opinions and views on how they can use, if they can use a building.
A skyline is the negative view of architecture in a way. It's all the bits that don't
fit into the puzzle, it's always there and architecture is massively influenced on the
skyline it surrounds.
So could you do something with the mathematical side of architecture? Like how many
different lines make one buiblding, and how many straight lines are there in a skylines
outline?
Have you seen the sculptures where figures are made enitrely of stright small metal rods?
There's a big one outside the 02 (dome) where from one angle you can see it's a person
and from another it looks like a scribble?

Don't know if this helps but the email made me think of this.