Saturday, 21 April 2012

Jeremy Deller's Inflatable Stone Henge




Just saw this Inflatable Stone Henge - I cant wait to for ours to arrive now! If we get some funding would be great to expand on our smaller installation and make something children can run around a bit more in like they are here.

Friday, 20 April 2012

A little teaser from our Pitch video

Here is a little quick video we made to put in as part of the pitch.
We are really excited about our installation and panels.
We just heard some good news from the manufacturer that they have start producing our inflatable installation. We just can't wait to receive it!


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Ben Cuevas - Knitted Anatomy

We came across Ben Cuevas's amazing knitted Anatomy Today. From first hand experience of Knitting sausages for our food cube workshop we know how much time and skill these must have taken. We would love to work with him one day!









First prototype is getting made!

Finally, We figured out Google Sketch up, here is our final design for the inflatable installation.
We are getting this to be made in China, its now in making process.
We can't wait to see it!!

My sketch:

A little touch up by our Manufacturer  

'Our blood guts and anatomy as art'





Found here.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Cells.






We have been doing some fabric manipulation the last week - (photos coming soon) these are some images I was looking at right at the start of the project and they are coming in useful now when thinking about textures and structure of the stomach wall, intestines and esophagus. These are just some stock images from medical research websites. They are really beautiful in themselves and I suppose the challenge with translating them into fabric is that we dont really want the fabric panels to be beautiful as they are going to be an interactive learning tool. We are exploring ways we can create velcro peel away sections where the users of the space can dissect the panels to see different layers and cells. The stomach is the most tricky as it works by using digestive juices and acid. We tried sealing some colored liquid between two sheets of plastic but so far haven't got it to work.  

Friday, 13 April 2012

Microanatomy

I found this website called Microanatomy with all sorts of different microscopic images of the digestive system on it! This would be really good research for us to make the inside of the organs.

Oral, Tooth



Oesophagus




Stomach




Intestine




Pancreas





Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Some quick sketches of what its going to look like.

Here is some drawings of what the installation is going to look like and how it is going to function.
I hope it doesn't look too gross.









Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Home studio Day 2!

Today, we worked together again and we have been really productive! We have applied for some funding which we could get up to £1000! That would be ideal for us. 

We made these mouth gloves to do the pitch video for our funding! Finger crossed!


Here is a Villus cushion that we made to put in our inflatable installation!


Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Working at our temporary home studio!

So.. for us to fully understand the whole thing about inflatable, We have tried to make some pattern out of  clear plastic gloves, clear bin bags and clear tape. It is definitely not as easy as its sound. The BEST QUALITY plastic gloves from Poundland have totally screw us over, but anyway we still made it at the end. 





We have made a villus panel sample from some fabric scraps. Katie said they look a bit like udders. I think they look pretty good! lol





Finally, We tried to make a mock up version of our inflatable installation.
Obviously, something went wrong..