First the plan. I struggle to decide whether to stay within the confines of my original framework or whether to deviate from them.
The procedure is as follows:
– On the Computer-
1.First I made a 3D design of the installation that is constructed using 28 different paintings based on the concept I had in mind. 2.Next the naming of each painting from ‘Cut-1’ to ‘Cut-28’. 3.A camera is then set to capture each Cut- ie Camera-1 is set to capture Cut-1, Camera-2 is set to capture Cut-2 and so on. Each camera will only take 1 picture. The timings are discussed below. 4. As gravity exist in the CAD, if there is nothing to support the pictures, they would drop. Each picture is supported by a string whilst at the same time being supported by the other paintings. 5. After cutting the strings in the CAD simulation, the painting will fall under the force of gravity. As the strength of gravity acceleration has been set to 1/3 of its original strength, it will seem like the paintings are falling in slow-motion. 6. Each camera then follows the paintings in free fall 7.A photo is then taken every 10 frames. These timings are below. Camera 1, the moment when the string cuts 00:00 Camera 2, 10th frame , 00.33 sec Camera 3, 20th frame , 00.66 sec Camera 4, 30th frame , 01.00 sec This continues up to Camera 28.
Cameras 1-28 take pictures in ascending order so as the number increases we are able to see the paintings approach the ground.
– In my studio –
8. I made 28 paintings with the 28 photos that were taken in the above process.
– In the gallery –
9. Finally, I made the installation in accordance with the design from step 1 using the 28 paintings with all the pieces supporting each other. 10. I set painting ‘Cut 1’ on the position of ‘Cut 1’ in CAD, and repeat the same work up to ‘Cut 28’.