When we thought about the idea of projection, it came to my mind in no second what the curators did in Strange Wonders exhibition, so I thought why don’t we project on fabric? it’ll give an illusion effect with the fabric movement. So I discussed it with the group and they liked it. I also suggested that we make it a 360 degree projection so we would actually project on a circle shape to give the feeling of claustrophobic surrounding.
At the beginning we wanted to project from the inside but then professors suggested that we project from the outside because if we project from the inside we won’t be able to control the movement of the audience and they might block the projector, so it actually made sense and saved us from an unwanted issue :p
We thought that we would project the schizophrenia brain mri and blend it with other scenes that we would shoot and add distort effects to deliver the state of distort reality, lost feelings, unclarity of events.
Audience interaction and senses engagement through:
- Audio: Hearing
- Projection video: Vision
- fabric & Texture : Feeling
Complain I want write it down just to relive my head. I don’t want to be the boss in this project. why do i keep telling people what to do? can’t they also suggest or tell me what do i do as well? I keep telling suggesting and then what they do is they agree! to solve this issue I always ask them to suggest more or give an opinion about it.. it still didn’t work fully but yeah at least it got better.
We went to Ryan FYI professor and asked him about the type of fabric they used for the projection, and he said muslin would be a good type to project on and it’ll also depend on the thickness of the fabric, so if you want it to go through get a lighter and vice versa. We also asked Maryam where we could find the muslin and she told it us in Souq waqif.
We decided to choose room 216 in graphic design department because it’s a big room and we can control the lighting in it. Me and kamla then went to the room to to take measurements that we will build the installation based on we calculated 30 squares in the floor, so 1 square per 1 person, turned out to be 3m square.
We went to the materials library to see if they have muslin fabric that we can borrow, they didn’t unfortunately, Abdulraham asked us what we will do and we told him we will me projecting on fabric in a circle shape, he really put us down and he said it’s gonna be difficult and the time wouldn’t be enough. did we listen to him? NO lol.
After that we wanted to test the projection on the fabric so we borrowed a small piece from the fashion department and projected on it. then we made calculations of how much fabric we will need around 10m. After that we went to facilities to get permission for our installation and they asked us to describe how the installation will look like. So I made this sketch to show them the materials and the measurements of the space. they also wanted the weight of the materials so that they approve whether it’s okay to hang it from the ceiling or no.