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.
Saturday, 21 April 2012
Friday, 20 April 2012
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
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!
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!!
A little touch up by our Manufacturer
Sunday, 15 April 2012
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
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.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
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
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..