Practice Development : Final Major Project
MA in Photography, Falmouth University, Module 5
I work two days a week at an organisation in the centre of Birmingham, here I had a discussion about the future and the plans for the Commonwealth Games, 2022. In a little under 4 years and much of the world’s eyes will be on the city I have been part of for a long time. As I am considering as an integral element of my practice light, projection, surfaces and architecture I came up with an idea that has sprung from my projection experiments. A whole street projection. The idea being that projectors are mounted within the first floor of buildings along a street and images are projected onto the opposing facades. This would be installed on both sides of the street. The images could be historic, abstract, or something else. I this created a sketch, fig 1, to demonstrate the two streets that I currently judge to be potential candidates as they are historic and thus spatially complete and both lead to the principal square in the city which is likely to be a focal point for the duration of the Games.
I held a conversation with a firm in Scrofland called Double Take Projections, (fig 2 shows a still from a demo video) which is intereted in talking about developing up the first stage technical approach and budget. I was pelased to hear that their primary software tool is Madmapper, as this to the tool I am using. The intention is to develop this further from a curatorial angle.
Double Take Projections http://doubletakeprojections.com/