For this project I actually stuck with my original idea, of history repeating itself. I enjoyed how the piece itself came out and I am excited to try and build this idea further and perfect it. The performance itself could have been better, I originally wanted it to be hanging and me sitting at a table, drinking coffee and reading the paper. However did not realize how tilted the projector needed to be for this to come to life. I put in white index cards for the projections to show up, almost like pictures, that I could easily map with MadMapper to exact measurements. However, I really liked the critique of not using the white index cards and just projecting straight onto the page and even highlighting certain words to tell a new and different story, and make new meaning from a paper that I noticed and decided to pick out. I got all of my decade videos off of youtube, but at the end of each decade I added my own animation into it. I had my friend make a simple gesture of taking off sunglasses and then I rotoscoped and animated the movements to fit with each decade. I changed his hair, clothes, sunglasses and face to fit each decade. My idea was how most people focus on material items from the decades rather than the history itself. I put the animation of my friend on top of a picture that is usually really sad and important history that had happened and thats what people should be paying attention too.
May 2, 2018
Final Blog: For my final project I decided to create a t-shirt design. Many people are creating t-shirt designs with writing of their own or someone else's, much like Virgil Abloh with off-white, so I decided that I would try it out. I had a few of my friends each create a design on the shirt along with my own. In the center of the shirt I was going to do a screen print of “project black” but just from financial issues, I had to re-think my approach. I decided to safety pin the “project black” to the shirt much like a track jersey, the back was supposed to have a safety pinned number as well, but it did not turn as well as the front. Overall, I think that I could have pushed this project more, I was not completely satisfied with this project at all. I really think being able to screen print the “project black” on to the shirt would of made it look a lot cleaner. Moving forward, when I do have a better financial situation I am going to create this t-shirt how I now envision it and make it part of my wardrobe.