Feelings and analysis:
- I feel really torn about the felt piece in the centre of my piece.
What went well/badly:
- When I look at it, I feel it is more aesthetically pleasing, particularly to the audience. In addition to this, I feel attached to the felt piece as it contrasts to the stop motions as it is something I have done practically, which is the type of art I prefer to create.
- On the other hand, I understand that the felt draws attention away from the stop motions and distracts the audiences’ eye. I note that the felt could potentially work in favour of this, and in fact help draw the eye around the piece.
- I also think that without the felt in the piece, the space looks clinical and institutional, perhaps plain and too simplified. In reverse of this, maybe I am over-complicating it by adding the felt.
What I have learned and how it will help me in the future:
- When I consider further, I note that the clinical aspect of the space without the felt actually helps communicate my concept. My concluded concept focuses around the idea of dreams being helpful to the psychological mind. This has connotations of dream therapy and almost hospital like rooms – similar to some ideas I had for my final piece earlier in the project and the experimentation I did with the idea of prescribed dreams. With this in mind, the space is more conceptual without the felt. I think that the aesthetic of the piece is unnecessary in this instance, and I want the audience to understand my concept more. In conclusion, I have taken down the felt piece.