UNIT 7- TO SURVIVE THE FLOOD
- Kazimir Malevich
- Jackie Nickerson
- Namsa Leuba
- Mella Jaarsma
- Viviane Sassen
- Christopher Shannon
- Mella Jaarsma
- Romuaco Hazoume
- Kenny Dunkan
- Barry Rosenthal
- John Hoyland
- Tatiana Leshkina
- Matin Zad
- Gareth Pugh
- Lister Craig Hunter
- Michael Migllorini
- Jack Henry
- Lucy Orta
- Naoko Yoshimoto
Photographer – Jackie Nickerson Stylist – Katie Shillingford Grooming – Janine Pritschow
- Plastic Bottles
- Plastic sheets/ tarp
- Palm leaves/ crops
- Upcycled clothes
Another contemporary re purple of found materials giving a new take on traditional African headwear. The plastic bag on the head shows a form of defiance and rebellion towards the conventional.
Use of plastic combined with garments.
Subtlety of the re shaped garments used as an apron.
"Malawi experienced a number of weather related hazards during the 2014-2015 agricultural production season. The late onset of the rain season delayed planting of all major crops across the country so much so that by the time of the cessation of the rains, most crops had not yet reached maturity. Heavy rains and flooding in the month of January 2015, resulted in the loss of lives and damage to the infrastructure; the floods also severely destroyed field crops, caused wash-away of soil nutrients and affected farming activities such as planting, weeding, and ridging as well as fertilizer application."
In this image I was particularly inspired by the pattern on the garment having a fluency of colour and the different shapes created by the blue contrast. These shapes could inspire embroideries of print making.
Practical approach to carrying possessions during the crisis of a flood. To develop- focusing composition on the head and round the shoulders keeping and unbalanced silhouette.
Interested by the structural silhouette created through the sleeves the crumpled, tough natural added with the barrel on the woman back. Contrasting use of colour against background and also of conventional use.
Use of fabric to collage. Bold composition of block colour combined with elements of print.
Primary images from exhibtition Tschabalala Self
More tree silhouettes by Jackie Nickerson whose work portrays work life on African farms of which are severely damaged in events of floods. Th muted colours create depth with inspiration to incorporate organic materials into my work.
Distorted views of the human form creating a de-personalises atmosphere though the layers of materials and the abstraction of the figure.
"With these new numbers, and while prioritising additional severely affected districts, we need to take stock of our response to ensure all children and families have access to emergency services and supplies,” said Mahimbo Mdoe, Unicef’s representative in Malawi.
“We are carefully monitoring how displaced children are faring, as we know, after one month in crowded camps, disease outbreaks and increased malnutrition can occur,” he said.
“With these new numbers, and while prioritising additional severely affected districts, we need to take stock of our response to ensure all children and families have access to emergency services and supplies,” said Mahimbo Mdoe, Unicef’s representative in Malawi.
“We are carefully monitoring how displaced children are faring, as we know, after one month in crowded camps, disease outbreaks and increased malnutrition can occur,” he said."
Practical use of plastic. The form of simple structuring
Simple material silhouette distortion.
"La Vuelta Estación: Second Skin". In further depth of the wearable shelter concept this joined piece would keep families together. The tent like structure over the figure reveals face. The similarity with tarpaulin could be used as possible experimental drape.
Looking into the concept of protecting yourself from floods in ways of which will keep you safe and sheltered. The concept of a wearable tent. Of a garment being both wearable and protective.
The Sheltersuit Is A Wearable Homeless Shelter Made From Sleeping Bags For people sleeping rough on the streets, the suit can offer some extra protection. A more wearable development the tent with a hood.
Looking into the concept of wearable shelters. This pieces creates a distorted and abstract view upon the concept of protection.
An African festival garment made from recycled ropes. The exhaustion of one particular material can create a large impact on a greater scale.
Primary images of crop circles in South Africa. Possible pattern print and point of exploration.
Travelling across water. The lengths people go to, to survive in natural disasters.
Primary image of compressed cardboard. looking into the coloured layers. Inspired by the correlation between these images and the compressed bags of clothes.
Guinean/Swiss photographer Namsa Leuba. Contemporary combination of crochet and skin to create a modern take on a very traditional African garment.
Maria Nepomuceno. Textiles looking into organic shapes going into further research into beading looking at alternative forms. Selective use of colour with incorporation of rope all used and treated an similar ways. The contrast of bright colour against a cerated print.
Primary Research of old diving jacket looking at silhouette, functionality and form.
Namsa Leuba. Unconventional garment reflecting a similar style to Jackie Nickleson of combining man with nature and showing the simulates between.
A very upsetting and motive image of a starving child. Taking silhouette, shape and concept form this image.
Namsa Leuba. New silhouettes formed combing people with nature.
CYRUS KABIRU. Inspired by the traditional take of taking found and reused materials and combining them with traditional beading techniques.
Low water in the Okavango Delta (aerial), Botswana, Frans Lanting. Looking at the shapes and lines of the delta lakes taking inspiration for embroidery and sample designs.
Viviane Sassen. Developing from the traditional silhouette of African people carrying items and objects upon their heads. This image distorts the personality form the individual however emphasising culture and lifestyle.
Viviane Sassen. Looking at the selective use of colour and the incorporation of objects to add to the silhouette.
Moonlight / Parallelism (2016), d. Barry Jenkins, d.p. James Laxton
Inspired by the colour palette of the film. Shown in these stills here the limited colour palette of blue hues emphasises emotion and depth. Selecting specific colours in my work can help to create a similar effect.
Hideki Seo, Poyn Pyon collection, 2004
In this image I was inspired by the inflatable elements that are selective and distorted in its form
Romuald Hazoumé, Benin. Exploring the re-purposing of plastic bottles, into something unrecognisable.Combining materials with prints.
Benoit Feron. Vast amount of stacked beads extending the neck and distorting the body.
Traditional African tribe wedding garments. Looking at the orange detailing and beading if the headdress. Looking at the heavy breast plate at the front and a form of layering and distortion.
Looking at different colours. This some superficially is very heavy in terms of size and shape. As well as all specially being one colour.
Very contemporary stylised view of the Traditional African beading. Possibly trying out the limited use of colour and shape upon the body.
Looking at the strong use of white beading and the layers to the collar.
Emphasis on colour and composition of beading.
I was inspired by these images for the application of garments being used for pracicality wear. Unconventional pieces worn in ways particular to African culture. The mixture of glamourous detailed pieces combined with childrens wear and plastic.
The re-use of clothes sent from the US to Africa where they are being ironed and distributed out. concept of reusing old and found garments.
Inspiration of image through informative source with composition of colour and practical items.
Looking at an artistic approach to the concept of flooding in Africa and the impact it has on peoples homes and livelihoods.
Children in natural environment. All colours very earthy and organic. Colour of garments compliments colour from the surroundings.
Family affected by flooding, getting on with what they can with little they have, concept of being resourceful with what you have left from after the flood. Use of plastic bottles.
Looking at flooded village in Africa looking at a possible print pattern concept.
Emphasis on colour composed with use of plastic garment.
Simple use of attaching colour to background.
Primary Images from Exhibiton of Victoria Miro- Passages
Inspired by the form of colour and structure and how the two compliment each other in its simplest form.
Looking at the concept of Plastic and its association with water in productive and also damaging ways this installation pieces emphasises the importance of plastic yet raises awareness of the large amount that gets thrown away. Looking at further depth into the properties and uses of plastic.
Stacked plastic bags full of stacked clothes. Patterns created within the shelter of all the clothes needed as supplies from the after affects of a flood. Compressed clothes incased within waterproof plastic.
Looking in the stacked bags of clothes. I felt these compressed items of cotho
Three images above all express the industry within Africa of the repurpose of aid clothes sent over. I am inspired by the colours and sacks of garments being somewhat guarded.
The bags of clothes donated from first world countries to be shipped to countries within Africa. The wide variety of colour and shapes created by the pilled clothes. Reflected in my primary images of stacked cardboard. The whole concept of items being re-used.
Jackie Nickerson. More uses of plastic on the body, ether as a full distortion or as an alternative for garments.Relating to my project I could explore using the waterproof material on the body.
Jackie Nickerson. Working with crops through distortion. material reflecting that of raffia with possible form for experimentation.
Re-formed plastic reflecting that of the material used to create the African shelters.Inspired by the tight layers and distortion of material. Gareth Pugh Autumn/Winter 2014 Ready-To-Wear Collection
Muted earthy colours emphasising similarities between the earth and man. The incorporations of natural and artificial materials creating organic and natural silhouettes.
More images emphasising the similarities between nature and man creating new tree like silhouettes, with crops that can be destroyed by floods and natural disasters. More layered drapes with organic back like detail.
Use of simple everyday objects being used to distort and manipulate the silhouette.
"Building will cover the concept of clothing being used as a form of protection and the notion of carrying one’s own shelter, referencing the nomadic, portable nature of modern life. Belonging and Confronting will examine ideas of nationality as well as displacement and political and social confrontation, recognizing the tensions associated with the assimilation of new cultures and traditions."
Two pieces of art trying to portray the process of cleaning water, in two very conceptual and contrasting ways.
The immense beading upon the garments creating pattern and print with possible response could be sample on a smaller scale experimenting with scale and surface texture.
Maria Nepomuceno. Looking at the use of beading that can reflect collars with the continuous beading.
Men in traditional African dress. I am particularly inspired by thier collars in terms of the size shape and colours used in the beading.
Collection of vintage postcards and photographic prints of the hairstyles worn by the Fula (Fulani/Fulbe) women of Guinea . W Africa. These very structural hairstyles could be seen reflected in forms and shapes that could be worn around the neck.
Wäscheberg, 2012 Wolfgang Tillmans. Looking at the piling of clothes and the way it reflected some of my earlier images of the stacked clothes in the plastic bags. This form of more natural piling shows a lifestyle in capturing a moment in someones life.
Looking more at delta shapes to gain inspiration of shapes and patterns and a contributing source of flooding in Africa.
Namsa Leuba. Looking at the composed garment reflecting the water behind it.
Viviane Sassen. Empahsis on colour with very selected palette of greens and yellow hues.
Obie Oberholzer , longagoway. Looking at the mothers everyday duties while still being strong and powerful carrying a child. Inspired by the colours and silhouette.
Romuald Hazoumé, Benin. Looking more in depth to the reusing of materials especially combing them into reflecting traditional African masks.
Looking at the smaller colour with more distinguishable patterns and beads. Combined with the traditional head paint.
Looking into alternative forms of African beading with traditional designs going up the head. Looking into tribe specific designs into cultural history.
Beaded mask in structuring on the face. The very strong use of select colours of which I can replicate in my work.
Inspired by the intricate detailing of beading and the types of items positioned upon the body.
"Drinka corset. Worn by Dinka tribesmen & women of Southern Sudan." Experimenting with beaded shapes wrapped around the body that become what of a second skin.