Saturday, 30 March 2013

30TH March 2013: Hanging jars idea.

Thinking ahead to what we need to create at the end of this project: UNIT X, i initially came up with the idea of using jars as the basis of our installation and creating something with that. The idea of cabinet of curiosities and towards witchcraft: jars are the main object used, since they are used for storing ingredients and spells. Relating to the artist: Joseph Cornell.
We also agreed that over easter we would explore this idea and make some spells of our own: maybe not literally but visually magical. ( how cheesy) Anyway i started some research into how we could maybe further this idea and how we could set the whole idea up.  Initially i thought of placing them all in a cuphard but maybe that is too literal like a witches cabinet. We are maybe recreating something rather than creating our own thing. I want to be able to create a feeling and an atmosphere within our installation. Which gave me the idea of hanging them all up on string and at different heights.

This picture below in particular strikes me. It states that it is a water balloon with a glow stick on the inside in a stocking and hang from trees or ceiling. I don’t understand how this would work but i want to give it a go. I think it is visually striking.

We could hang the jars with all different things inside of them. I think candles should be in a few of them as they are vital with the how atmospheric feeling. Candles are a key highlight within spells and rituals too.

 I have found a website to where we could buy cheap mason jars in a variety of different sizes. They would all have a similar flow then.  we could be eco and re use all the different jars we can collect and come across. Being a student this would be quite easy since we all live off pasta. We could always combine a mixture of jars.

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