Uni of Herts: SEM A / 2018-19
SEM A: studio development (2018-2019)
: The studio works are constantly in development, physically and digitally.
The works created are experimented in various of form, which in turns creating other projects outside of its physical form and approach such as SIM, 2018-, Al - Ship, 2018-19, Al - Ship (extension), 2018-, Dough Rising, 2018 and etc.
: Salt dough is used to make sculpture because of its flexible and manipulatable nature. It is either simply left to form itself (act of rising / hardening) or being manipulated into something (moulding).
I chose this over casting material as it has the ability to 'grow'. It is a living material that dictate itself.
flour, salt, plastic lace, 2018
: this is the same dough used for filming Dough Rising, 2018.
After it is completely hardened, it breaks into several parts that are then being developed into a more defined form:
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(still) amazing glaze , 2018
I started experimenting with forced texture on salt dough and testing on trying to create a fluid effect by also baking it so the glaze would melt in a high temperature, and becomes a clear gloss.
Al - Ship Article, 2018
Al - Ship video still
The alginate is sealed with heat around it in a plastic bag to preserve the entirety of its content and appearance. Sealing it is keeping it at its 'prime' stage and keeping it alive, rather than letting the alginate developed into its final stage.
cubicle dough, 2018-
This is a leftover dough from filming the SIM, 2018- project that rises over the weekend when it is left wrapping in a plastic sheet/
: The sides are the result of the dough rises and overspilled to the outside of the plastic sheet.
: When it is left longer, the dough inside the plastic is trapped by the hardened overspilled dough but the bottom remained to be wet and became mouldy.
: then I tried to apply a 'filter' onto it to try to enhance the body of dough that s trapped inside /
birthing pod, 2018-
: this is a continuous development from the previous expanded dough, where it is moved into a 'viewing box' made by prismatic plastic
oil, dough, expanding foam
Coming This Spring, A New Tomorrow
These are trials that I have done for building a large scale structure in semester B to ensure the material is right for securing the liquid inside.
Different materials and method are used to prevent the content from leaking such as sealing it with heat and using an additional layer in the air column bag.