Thursday, 3 November 2016

What If? Metropolis | OGR - Part 1


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  1. 05/11/2016

    Hi Alex,

    It does seem, doesn't it, that Stenberg city would be a place of constant movement, but also an ariel city, in so much it seems as if if's a place of girders, walkways, grids and rail tracks etc. (A bit Thekla-like you might say!). The relationship to cinema and the moving image is exciting - I'm wondering if Stenberg might have lots of out-door cinemas, or projectors beaming imagery onto pavements or onto the sides of buildings?

    To get into the headspace and context of your brothers, time to research the art movement in which their art resides: constructivism:

    in short: "a style or movement in which assorted mechanical objects are combined into abstract mobile structural forms. The movement originated in Russia in the 1920s and has influenced many aspects of modern architecture and design."

    I suggest you seek to inhabit your collaborators' collage and cut-up methodology - so when it comes to creating some further thumbnails, don't 'draw' them, 'construct' them from individual components; use Photoshop as you did when you created those early thumbnails of Thekla in the establishing shot - layer up and combine simple components in order to create more complex architectural forms. The first thing I'd do is look at as many Stenberg posters etc as possible and formulate an 'alphabet' of components - shapes, colours, forms etc - and then use Photoshop to combine this alphabet in suitably constructivist ways: and these might give you further inspiration: constructivist architecture:

    and especially:

    So, in short, maybe cinemas and projectors and projection are big parts of this city; think about using simple collaged units/elements to thumbnail your way towards some new ideas, and look at the wider context of constructivism as a means to get inside the heads of your two brothers.