This project was based on depicting/imitating everyday occurrences with materials and elements that we use on a daily basis. People interpret this piece in different ways. Many see a simple transition from day to night, others see menstruation, a hurricane or even Armageddon.
Throughout the project I wanted to explore ways that I could imitate an everyday occurrence with the use of different materials and translate that into film. A fundamental part of this project has been the research. Initially looking at Thomas Demand and seeing how he creates imitations of different occurrences helped me understand how I could maniupulate certain materials to look like what I wanted them to. I have also been inspired by Alexander McQueen's 'Dress No.13', which led me to exploring various ways of working with ink. I then looked at a few impressionism painters such as Claude Monet and his paintings, which demonstrate the same location at different times of the day, or J.M.W Turner, romantic landscape painter which I was inspired by his attention to detail on the sky and the way he painted it.
My use of materials has evolved throughout the project to include; cotton wool, tissue/toilet paper, tracing paper and watercolour paint. It was very important for me to understand the distinct qualities of very light and fragile materials, combined with the use of light and water for filming.