On Friday, October 28th, we had a formal pin-up with a jury; everyone in the class had to present sketches, collages, pictures, or models of their ideas to show to the jury and the class. These are pictures from this presentation.
After the pin-up, the jury gathered and laid out the teams based on the parallels they saw in all the work presented. The groups are as follows:
1. Blocks—a volumetric unit that can be aggregated/stacked/piled to produce a varying platform and/or screen. Each unit would be very similar - like a brick to use a simple example - but when combined, would give a complex and meaningful result.)
2. Rods—similar to blocks - a unit that’s aggregated to - but with a more slender profile. Because of this, these “rods” can create a hierarchy of space.
3. State Change—this is a more heterogeneous group - one that will investigate how a stage can undergo a “transformation” of some sort. Perhaps this is merely a “flat pack” idea tied to assembly, or maybe it’s a more dynamic aesthetic proposition about how the structure changes during the performance.
4. Platform—a single platform for musicians to stand on during performances. How does the platform suggest certain outcomes? Does it array the performers in a unique manner? Does it elevate them…and the audience? Does it have a vertical component. Is it operable?) (eventually merges with the “State Change” group)
5. Screen—a screen proposition that foregrounds the role of the vertical. Perhaps this means that the screen is operable and pliable. Is it made of a lattice-like material. Does it aggregate into a large whole for the final performance?
Given these group assignments, groups began getting together to incorporate each other’s ideas into one more-complete idea for another meeting with Time for Three on November 11th.