Five Senses: Installation


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The memory we choose to recreate evoking all the senses is the everlasting memory of summer. When we first thought of creating this season, we thought of re-creating something intrinsic to the summers we have experienced in the past. We use nostalgia of our warm childhood summers filled with the vibrant and delicious essence of the mango.

Apart from the scorching heat, the arrival of hay-filled crates in our house, is the biggest memory we all seem to have about this season. In order to recreate the memory we first thought of creating an art installation with this iconic fruit. We would instil the different texture, taste and smell of the mangoes in a minimalistic fashion. However instead of being too obvious, we then changed our idea and decided to create the memory of summer without the fruit. With the use of crates, we plant certain memories in each one; each crate focussing on different sense, yet not isolating  smell and visuals in any.

Group Members: Jhanvi, Riya, Janemajay, Vaibhavi, Manah, Khyati.


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Precipitate – Final

Precipitate takes you through the journey of a damaged girl who has grown up to participate in all negative indulgences. When we usually look at a girl or a person like this, our reaction is judgement. Our music video throws light on the cause, the childhood and background of what led to this present scenario. Rejection, loss and ignorance moulded her childhood, she learnt from the worst and became a bitter person.

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Sense of Sound : Precipitate

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Mozart’s requiem creates a sense of uneasiness and heaviness, there is a gradual but highly intense rise in the piece, at the same time suggesting how beautiful the chaos is. There are sudden pauses that complement each of our unique tunes added.

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Sense of Sound: Precipitate

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Jaini Shah

This sound track is a fusion of the sounds that represent India bulls. It starts off with a knocking sound on the newly made wooden flooring progressing to the sound each ones feet makes on the shining, slippery marble flooring. There is a constant increase in the pace of the beats, which mechanically creates a sense of rhythm. The soundtracks are merged into one another and at the same time creating a relapse. The mid section creates a kind of break with the calming orchestral music and once again shifts into the loud gushing of the water and sweeping sound. It gives its listeners a very chaotic impression. The sudden beep sounds are symbolic of every entrance in the building and tends to create an unbroken beat, which constantly goes back and forth. What is unique is the abrupt ending that gives a feel of the swiftness.

Khyati Doshi

A sense of a mechanical and organised way of working. There is a subtlety in the way the background noise almost lingers throughout the track which constantly gives a sense of a public space almost like a station. There is intentional knocking and creation of sound to give a sense of the material that composes the space. This awkward mechanical mood is abruptly broken by the sound of the opera which is also constant but subtle in the premise. This fluidity is music is followed by the sound of the fluidity in water. The track then flows into the noisiness and crowded canteen with more murmur than people. There is a sense of constant check and security in this building which is represented through the endless beeping of scanning machines. This almost repetitive and diverse range of sounds that transfers itself from one genre to another is a part of my automatic, everyday life.
Rahul Juneja
This song comprises of many distinct sound segments that are fused together to form an unusual but catchy piece. The progression of each segment, although abrupt, has a certain beat to it. The intensity and pitch of the sound rises through the song and ends with a sudden honk. The song conveys a journey where you come across sounds of various activities linked together. The beeping towards causes a certain anxiety which rises up till the climax honk which makes the song memorable. The sound also reminds me of beat boxing as each individual segment in the sound has a certain rigid structure to it.

Sense of Sight: Assignment 1

Hitch

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At first glance, trying to filter through all the pre conceived knowledge, it seems like a jail toilet

where the man has to confine his living within one room.!

This illustration is by one of my most favourite artist’s, Federico Babina. Federico Babina does

interesting combinations of illustrations, creatively perceiving the works of famous architects in

different contexts. In this case his collection is known as ARCHLIFE through which Babina links

famous personas in spaces that are authentic to the styles of famous architects. !

This image in particular is known as Hithcock Le Corbusier. The central figure in this picture is

presumed to be Alfred Hitchcock in the process of shaving his scarce beard. The static brick like

side walls and almost dichromatic colour scheme maintains a sense of simplicity and yet

suspense. There is also great use of light and shadows throwing hints at us about the bird that

represents hitchcock and the reflection of him in the mirror, which really looks like the shadow or

silhouette of someone. There is also a boundary blur of what really exists and what has been

silhouetted by the light. The most interesting however is the suicidal rope suspended from the rod

of the shower curtain! More interestingly, this image is a view from the outside of a window and still

so distinct and informative. It’s interesting that Babina tried to portray this closeness and sense of

entrapment through an open window. !

                                                                                       In praise of Light

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This image is a detailed photograph of one of my first models in the Interior Design Studio. The

image is extremely powerful and informative of the intentions of the models as it displays a strong

sense of reflection of light. To throw light on this focus, the material is kept constant and the colour

is kept monotone. One can read into this model through the corrugated step formation that tapers

in from the side profile of the model which creates an extremely interesting view. This view limits

the eye to only parts of what is going on inside and no vision of a clear end, hence can be

perceived to be an endless and repetitive space with several steps. !

There is a quality of flaring and tapering creating different spatial experiences. However these

experiences would be very different without shadows that are represented by the grey zones in the

model.