Project outlineThe project concept is to create within the 'space-specific', a platform of playgrounds installation with dance as the participating... 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 installation and project; it will connect dancers alike and non-dancers to the intended space. Also, it will appeal to those not participating in the game as aesthetically spectators or conceptually engaging.
Hopscotch – StepOn 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 – StepOn outlines the stimuli of ephemeral dance photography mounted onto the floor 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 or floor game playing and a visual exhibition.
The nature of my work is movement and dance with moving image. It correlates to space and presentation, defining the spatial boundaries with the fugitive body in a gesture which would relate well to the act of participating in urban city games. The images mounted on the pavement/floor will motivate the players, participants, to take the game further by imitating the dance movements, which add another layer to the game playing. 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 film 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, have the moment, inspiring and forward-looking.
Hopscotch – StepOn utilizes the popularity and the universality of dance, as a unique entry point of engagement. The installation promotes interactive movement and attention. Set in this backdrop, a discourse in Galleria environment and how we interact, highlighting and deepening the identity to space.