Illuminate: Part 1 of Triptych

We was given the middle part of the video which was basically counting up to 10 and then counting down from 10 using number paper cutouts to make up the 20 second video.

We wanted to do something like this using clocks and watches however it wasn’t practical as none of us had enough clocks or watches to make a big enough installation. We wanted to use something that would represent time and how our day progressed. We decided using apples to create the installation would be a good idea to show time. We started the installation at 12 pm and each decided on a time slot half an hour after each other to bite the apple/ slice it to create a circle, which represents the clock face. We would each do whatever to our apple in the time slot, and then take a photo when we put it into the circle, live documenting it through Facebook messenger.

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I had to eat my apple from the time slot, 1:00 to 1:30. It was actually rotten from inside out which is very disgusting.

This was the final circle of apples complete. I think we definitely thought it would look better. We thought the apple ate first would look more brown than the others but they all looked the same shade of brown. The circle could also resemble the circle of life, the apple is made from the seed, it’s used and the seed can make a new apple tree which will create a new apple, and so on. 17016144_10203020823917142_619433483_o

The sixth apple was not bitten or sliced to show the apple as it was originally.

I think this installation worked ok however not as well as we thought. I think a better idea would have been to use the apples but show them gradually getting eating over the course of time. So the circle would start with a full apple, then one bite, then a quarter eaten, and so on, to show how it was eaten over time. The circle isn’t very symmetrical either which doesn’t give the clock a strong impact.

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Author: emiliasfineartblog

BA (Hons) Fine Art Student studying at Cardiff Metropolitan University

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