Made to persuade
AIM; to make the audience cry, laugh, change their life, challenge them to make a difference to society.
Having been to this exhibition, I was bowled over by the chaos and colour of the room, the atmosphere of riot hung in the room and it was difficult to focus on a particular piece of work. However it changed the context of many of the pieces of work and I was grateful and interested in that. Makes you think about the people behind the objects and their significance.
"From a Suffragette tea service to protest robots, this exhibition is the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It demonstrates how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design. Disobedient Objects focuses on the period from the late 1970s to now, a time that has brought new technologies and political challenges. On display are arts of rebellion from around the world that illuminate the role of making in grassroots movements for social change: finely woven banners; defaced currency; changing designs for barricades and blockades; political video games; an inflatable general assembly to facilitate consensus decision-making; experimental activist-bicycles; and textiles bearing witness to political murders."
Paul Dolan's Happiness by design
Stefan Sagmeister's The happy show
How to engage with people
Make it interactive.
Remember who your audience is when you price and package it.
To sustain someone's interest you have to change their environment.
If you isolate people, they most likely will change their behaviour to fit the norm.
Colour creates different emotions
JUMP - WHAT MY WORK SHOULD DO
Use of social media, rose to the top through use of facebook
I went to the exhibition above. I loved the gallery and the work surrounding the walls. Filling your soul with colour as well as the canvas.
However I do not think it will help me with this project, but I am very glad that I went.
What issues am i interested in?
war (civil war), poverty, hunger/famine/thirst, natural disasters, materialism, idolizing famous people and the media culture, feminism and equal rights, mechanisation
REPRODUCTION - either photocopy, trace, stencil, draw again, print - go to - Rubber stamp shop, lazer cut works.
Think about limitations, TIME, MONEY, AUDIENCE, DISPLAY SIZE
MARKETING; social media, display, posters, hand out flyers, word of mouth, promoters, offers, tattoos, cars, adverts, badges, stickers
What will I make?
How will I make it?
How will you make more than one?
The design and colours of the newspaper is the theme for the design of the screenprint on the side of the box
BEING DISPOSABLE, USED THEN THROWN AWAY
Useful websites to get inspired by design of products
At Fortnum and mason the expensive and elegant products are mimicked in the display of the products. The displays are eye catching and persuasive. The way they arrange the products so you can see every item, filling your eye line draws you in. The tower like structures also make it hard to ignore. Luxury is definitely shown here.
Everything was next to each other, all grouped together with no gap inbetween this made it difficult to be drawn to one product in particular as it felt a bit too busy. Although, the displays were quite low which made the room feel bigger this also meant it was a pain to bend down to look at the products. The design of the room is really simple and neat but I feel a little too plain, not exciting or enticing just made me want to get out of there.
Making the tissue boxes
This shop's display really worked for me as the white boxes set back in the wall creates a modern and aesthetically very simple but beautiful. In terms of advertising it meant that you couldn't really the see the products however which meant you couldn't see the products from a distance and be drawn in. However it meant that I was intrigued and went further into the shop to look at the products. The modern and stylish display mimics the style of fashion they were selling. This makes everything seem more attractive and expensive.
Audience; When thinking about audience I wanted the people buying them to be the ones that would stop and think about their lives and what they contribute to the world. Because of this I am going to be aiming my audience at the people who would normally be the ones buying the gossip magazines, probably mostly women, all ages. This means I am thinking of selling them for 2.99, the price of most of those magazines.
I love the juxtaposition of the texture of the homemade stictched, homely feel to the wool and the commercial, impersonal headlines and general feel of the trashy gossip magazines. I think this make these pieces really interesting even though they are simply done.
The picture above -
This picture illustrates an issue of body image and female influences, this is not exactly the issue I am addressing but it is a big issue in the world of media and concerns every person that reads or watches gossip. I am addressing the issue of how people treat people nowadays and how some people use and exploit people WITHOUT A MORAL COMPASS.
An example of a story where the people involved are used as entertainment;
How to screen print
Experimenting with the planned display above.
Paper was too stiff and fragile and felt was too floppy and wouldn't stand upright. So I have decided to change my display to keep the edges looking like a tissue box but just to have the boxes on top.