Tuesday, February 15, 2011

{TREES/FOREST} transums, migrating geese, paper cutouts

In preparations for the TRUE/FALSE FILM FESTIVAL where I will be a resident artist preparing the windows of three theaters where the action happens. Here are the preparations via sketches and mock ups that I have put together for the show!

Transums: migrating geese paper cutouts with fishingline and magnets
Doors: printed cloud animals with blue glass film for shadows, raindrops painted on them in navy blue
Side: black paper painted balloons with nylon and magnets, random clouds, cardboard city and mountains

wax paper on the window is cool, but also pretty translucent depending on the light.

I used rubber cement which i'm not sure is the easiest clean up. maybe as much as paint. not a prefered option.

printed black on clear, animal footprints will scamper through the lower portion of the frames of the swarmway

painted cut outs of animal silhouettes leaping from one direction to the other, leading to the cinema

there is a nylon string across the segway with magnets holding these objects: a fabric leaf, and a 8x10 cardstock cutout leaping hound. They did not feel too heavy on the strand

paper forests will expand the floor to ceiling on side panels and enclose the central area. green paper chains with leaves and tendrils will drape through. possible grass border with painted cardboard

i pinned the butcher paper down to the carpet. it cut easily as i removed the negative space with an exacto blade

finished cut out with enclosed shapes and closed configuration for easy placement on the window frame. top and bottom edges can be taped for support, wrapped around a dowel like a scroll for transport and retaped on the window frame over the taped edge. mini peninsulas are kept short and dont flop down.

leaf links are applied directly to the branches, but can be applied to a paperchain and strung through the window. Another technique includes spirals for tendrils.

Ill be back with more pictures of the preparations!

madam chino
penny spencer