Project outlineThe project concept is to create within the ‘space-specific’, a platform of playgrounds installation with dance as the participating motifs... Read More
The project concept is to create within the ‘space-specific’, a platform of playgrounds installation with dance as the participating motifs by making use of the pavement or specific space and location. This will visually engage the passer-by and physically encourages, and allows participation. The idea is to create a playful link to the spirit of playing and dance.
Hopscotch, a common young (girls) game, is the visual framework for the suggested project and art installation; it will connect dancers alike and non-dancers to the space. It will appeal to those not participating in the game as spectators aesthetically or conceptually interesting. Hopscotch – Step On sought to leave a visual galleria within the urban identity of the potential cities a new definition of visual dance imagery and participation. A playfulness on the street pavement, revitalizing and foster a discourse within the urban space and identity.
'Hopscotch – Step On' outlines the stimuli of ephemeral dance photography mounted onto the sidewalks or space. A playground for captured dance and the moving body. The installation represents a non-conventional galleria setting but instead reflects the space specific by encouraging participation. The dance gestures reveal a universal interest and culturally rooted in the dance aesthetic. The images would be bold, silent and eloquent, but without saying it, alluded to the fugitive gesture evoking a sidewalk game playing and a visual exhibition.
The nature of my work is dance movement and the moving image. It correlates to the space and presentation, defining the spatial boundaries, which would relate well to the act of participating in urban street games. The images mounted on the pavement/street will motivate the players, participants, to take the game further by imitating the dance movements, which add another layer to the game. Not only are the players to make the jump but can choose to execute the dance pose of the photographs, if not you lose a turn.
The game boards are made of self-adhesive films used in retail and the supermarkets for promos. The installation brings the playground element away from the usual settings, settings I feel is created specifically for children but more into an open generic arena and public. The nature of the media would make the prints ephemeral, allowing them to be replaced within intervals. This way the exhibits would always be, in the moment, inspiring and forward-looking.
Impacts and Impacts
'Hopscotch – Step On utilizes the popularity and the universality of dance, as a unique entry point of engagement. The installation promotes interactive movement and engagement. Set in this backdrop, a discourse in Galleria environment and how we interact, highlighting and deepening the identity to the space.