Wear-a-film, Final

So, I am just going to run you through all my steps from the start again.

Inspired from the movie Science of Sleep, I created a 3-D model based on one concept from the movie. The concept that I chose was anger/destruction. I started off making very neat and pretty models but finally ended up with a literally destructed city.

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Inspired from my 3-D model we had to create a wearable garment that fits a body part and protects it.

1. I tried to show anger coming out the ears. The typical cartoon way of showing anger is smoke coming out of the ears, and the headphones worked perfectly for my idea and it also protected the ears.

2. To enhance the ‘smoke’ I decided to show the smoke literally coming out. For that I used the mechanism of party blowers. A video of what a party blower is- www.sharanyakanwar.tumblr.com/post/78752250459/the-party-blower-mechanism-made-out-of-ivory-card 

3. My iteration wasn’t executed clearly. I redid my second iteration and this time made sure it fit my model (Purvisha Nadkarni) and worked perfectly. I also added colour to my garment to enhance the smoke even more. 

The outcome of my garment was perfect. It made people laugh and that’s exactly what I wanted. I wanted to make a garment that ‘protects’ people from anger. Anger could be verbal to, and that’s why the straws worked for me. The person wearing my garment cannot utter a word, and that’s why the straws are perfect for my garment.

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A video of my final garment- www.sharanyakanwar.tumblr.com/post/78752668873/my-final-wear-a-flim-garment-link-to-my

My final Wear-a-flim garment.

Link to my project-http://sharanyakanwar.tumblr.com/post/78753040006/wear-a-film-final

The party blower mechanism made out of ivory card and tape. 

Link to my project-

http://sharanyakanwar.tumblr.com/post/78753040006/wear-a-film-final

Somvari Bazar, Final

http://tmblr.co/ZTf10s1702Dfg - The previous part of my project.

Ideas for my final street iteration-

Since my first final iteration was a complete major horrible fail (it was so bad that I won’t be uploading a picture of it) I desperately wanted a new idea for my final FINAL iteration.

In my precious iteration I replicated one of the selling mats in Somvari bazar. I bought everything possible from the bazar and placed it on an A2 mount board sheet. It was quite boring even tough it was made up of all the elements of my bazar.

For my final iteration I decided to highlight the fact that my bazar is only open on Mondays. For my trial iteration I made a visual weekly calendar-

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The calendar starts with Monday being the most coluorful and lively page of the calendar while the rest of the week is the same monotonous view. I also showed how things are sold on the road on top of mats only on Mondays.

Final Street iteration-

Inspired from my trial iteration I made my final street iteration in a similar manner. This time instead of giving it a calendar form I replicated my entire long street.

The Monday part of my street is colourful and shows how the selling happens on the road on top of a mat only on Mondays. I kept the rest of the street black and white. This time instead of showing only one shop I replicated different shops from the street. I showed how there are different kind of shops on my street-

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Garment, work in process.

Inspired form my 3-D abstraction we had to a create wear-able, protective garment made only using ivory card.

My first iteration-

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The concept behind my garment is anger. I tried to show anger coming out the ears. The typical cartoon way of showing anger is smoke coming out of the ears, and the headphones worked perfectly for my idea and it also protected the ears.

My second iteration- Work in progress.

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I haven’t completed my second iteration yet, but I am planning to use the mechanism of the party blowers.

My idea was to ‘protect the anger’ from coming out verbally. So I decided to make a mouth mask. To incorporate the smoke coming out the ears I attached the party blowers to my ears, so as you blow it looks like the smoke is coming out of my ears. In a way I tried to eliminate angry with humor, which ‘protects’ everyone from the anger itself.

My execution needs a lot of work, because my party blowers are starting to look like a big long mustache. BUT I am very excited to achieve what’s in my head.

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My failed attempt, but I still love how it looks like a funny mustache!

Science of Sleep

Abstraction of a concept from the movie.

The concept that I represented were the parts in the movie where stephans dream changes into destructive chaos when his mood is bad.

In my first iteration I showed a very neat abstraction of a volcano exploding and destroying everything around it. The volcano represented the happy dream and the destruction created by the explosion represented his anger.

For my second iteration I was told that my volcano looked “too neat” and “too organised”, so I jumped away from the concept of the volcano being this neat and happy thing and made it look destructive and almost random. I made my buildings/windows (whatever you might want to call them) more cluttered and messy, and made the flames of the volcano exploding out randomly and disorderly.

A really cute video, must watch. I love the way how everything is so complicated but it looks soo simple and neat.

Somvari Bazar

So, I selected Somvari Bazar (Malad) for my street project.

I visited the street multiple times and spent most of my weekends and all my Mondays on my street. I spoke to many people around the place and got to know a few of them really well.

  • On the spot sketches.

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  • Sketching the most interesting part of my street using charcoal and one colour.

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The most interesting part of my street were the on road seller who sat on the floor and sold everything in multiples of probably thousands. I selected the lady who sells matkas and to highlight the multiplicity I used my one colour on the matkas itself. 

When I went back to the street later I noticed this Lady who had the biggest and the fullest mats out of all. She was sitting alone under her umbrella surrounded with all the possible products. It looked like she did not care about anything or anybody else.

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  • Highlighting the colours of my street.

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I highlighted the colours of all the things you get in Somwari Bazar. I selected three selling mats and showed the products using found objects and magazine cut outs.

Run Lola Run is one of the most fast moving and energetic movies I have seen. I loved how every minute of the movie was pounding with kinetic energy, and how it made me realise that every choice you make leads to the situation of the present.
This is a movie poster I designed and painted inspired from the graphic bits of the movie.

Run Lola Run is one of the most fast moving and energetic movies I have seen. I loved how every minute of the movie was pounding with kinetic energy, and how it made me realise that every choice you make leads to the situation of the present.

This is a movie poster I designed and painted inspired from the graphic bits of the movie.

Foot corn remover

My next assignment required me to observe and identify individuals who have atypical jobs.
I found a man who earns his living by removing corns from people’s feet. He ensures that his customers leave with clean, healed feet.
It will be really interesting to see how he spends his entire day. What type of costumers he gets and what unique tools he uses. So, for my next step I am going study the foot corn remover walas life..B\

Meanwhile, these are some other atypical jobs I spotted and found interesting..

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The guys who cleans our house windows once in 3 weeks

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People who check your weight on the road. (mostly outside Churchgate station)

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The famous Western Railway TC (ticket checker)

Khotachiwadi

Exploring and mapping Khotachiwadi:

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 A heritage village located in Girgaon. To explore  Kotachiwadi, one has to walk through the narrow lanes. Some lanes have trees, some lanes have graffiti on the walls, some lanes have houses on both sides. The architecture of the houses is Portuguese or Spanish, and the people are lovely and very welcoming.

Our first map of Khotachiwadi was inspired by the houses and the architecture we (me and my group) saw at Khotachiwadi. We were all taken away by the style of the houses and were really excited to recreate one of those houses.


Our second map was a scaled down version of our previous map. Since Khotachiwadi was a small and pretty place we decided to map it put in a small and pretty way. For our second iteration we created drawers out of mount board. We made six such drawers and stacked them on top of each other, to make it look like a maze (since Khotachiwadi is such a maze). In the end, our scaled down version turned out to look much better and represented Khotachiwadi.

 

The Postcard Project

Step 1) Get your friend to tell you an adventurous story and make a postcard inspired from that story.


The story that my friend Ishita told me was about her friend Harsh and her “crazy night-out” story. The story itself was very very very very quite long, but the most important part of the story was the ‘Don’t ever drink and drive’ part, and that’s what I have highlighted in my postcard.

 Step 2) Keeping in mind the story you were told and the postcard you created make an other postcard inspired from the 1700 AD.


The 1700 was a very interesting time. Many many major things happened during that time, one of which was the French Revolution. Since the french are known from their drinking I decided to base my second postcard on the French revolution. The front of my postcard is a mix of a typical french invitation card from the 1700s and the currency used during that time. The back of my post card is a french party scene. The main highlight of my postcard still remains ‘Don’t drink and drive’ .