CoLab Project – Week 4
This fourth week is our final few days of our collaboration project and first year. It will consist of finishing off the final details of our installation ready for show, along with updating our blogs on our progress, lectures and material research.
Day 15 – we counted how many triangles we had and sorted them evenly (in colour and number) into three groups – One group of triangles (around 90) would go on the first frame and represent the beginning of the journey, the second frame being the middle and representing the middle and finally the third frame representing the end and final outcome. We experimented with patterns which the triangles could make and saw what it would look like once pieced together. We realised we would need to cut out some more triangles as there were too many gaps. We decided to not paint these so there was not an overwhelming amount of colours.
Day 16 – Daz found 6 planks of wood which we could use as legs to support the frames. We painted these white with paint and left them to dry. Whilst they were drying we wrote a short description of what our project was about and gave it a name – Order from Chaos. We printed it out and mounted it onto foam board. Once the legs were dry we moved them downstairs into the cafe where they were put together using a drill and screws. Hinges were added to each sides of the frames which connected them so that they could create a \_/ like shape. We placed our installation in its area in the cafe ready to put the triangles on tomorrow morning.
Day 17 – Today was the exhibition day. We began by attaching the legs to the grid and then carefully slotting the triangles together so that they came out creating different patterns. We placed the triangles onto the three frames and then added the ones with writing on at the end of the patterns so they could be easily read. To make the stand more stable, we secured them to a small plinth.
In the evening we wandered around the room looking at what the other groups had created – it was quite impressive. Our expert was very happy with the outcome of our piece and was excited to put it into their new building ready for clients and visitors to engage with.