I am very pleased to show you this video clip of my work, which was kindly filmed by a talented young man I know. Do you remember BLUE BOX & BOOKS: Chagall’s Above the Town REMIX? Well, it was the first assignment work I made last year and when it was displayed at the end of year show last month (featured in this post), quite a few people asked me how it works. I hope this video clip would help you visualise how to "play" the box....
Just a brief note about the assignment. It was like this:
To pick one artist work, expand the story behind the picture and then create a narrative box of yours....
What would you do? I started pretty slow and it took me two weeks just to think how I go about it. (It was a three week project!) On the third week, I made a cardboard mock-up piece and after that, I just couldn’t stop. I used many materials laying around at home, only the materials I bought were blue demim and zippers. Lots of sewings, drawings, collagings and having so much fun! (I used ceramic only for a bit, but if the time allowed I would like to make a whole piece in porcelain which was my original idea...) I chose Marc Chagall’s painting "Above the town". I decided a story of the couple on the painting to take a fantasy journey from place to place. (Each time a girl complains of where she is because of this and that, and her super boyfriend flys to the other places she would like from Tokyo to Caribbean ocean. And finally they return to.... and what she has leant from the journey...?) I made a sort of pop-up 3D box that opens up with buttons and zippers. In the clip I self-directed so it may look a bit cheesy but I hope you enjoy. I would love to hear what you think!
Filmed by Loui Hvejsel Bork. Thank you Loui! You are a super star!
Music by my favourite buskers, Abraxas string quartet. Check out their fabulous performance at Covent Garden!
P.S. If you like to view quickly, please click here for an exhibition guidebook and some detailed images.