Aimed at tackling the nature of spatial sequencing and human scale, the studio was asked to diagram through recorded imagery, an experiential phenomenon that we see and feel every day - the process of getting dressed. Focusing not on what the body looked like, and instead on how it functioned, the objective was to explore tactile and sensual properties of space in relation to surface, movement, and light.
Unrestricted by process or scale, the students were encouraged to define how much of the body they were willing to record as guided by the specific procedure of dressing they had selected. What the students chose to record and how they designed their motion capture process was as important as the transformation drawing generated by it.
Having generated two dimensional representations of the moving body, the studio strategically analysed the individual drawings for key focal points, critical hinges, and emerging patterns. The ensuing challenge was to translate the motion diagrams into three dimensions, creating an analogical model of the transformation.
Featured Work: Sandra Bonito, Helen Chen, Marcus Caraballo, Carolyn Ichniowsky, Ariel Wang