Visiting a place, observe every single piece, know what’s behind each of them, choose two pieces and work with it is such a new kind of work for me! Very interesting. Looking at all pieces from both museums > Mathaf & Al Riwaq expanded my thoughts not only for his work but for all artists. I’ve experienced photography in museum, which is not an easy thing to get the perfect lighting, all the piece and all details as well. I’ve had a very big number of photos of his work in order to have my time choosing between them at home.
The process of my piece went in so many different levels, I’ve passed through so many different ideas, inspirations and different work. What I found useful at the end to stick into one idea is that I went there by myself, sat in a chair and thought about it deeply and detailed as well. I looked up for the museum, theater template in order to give the people the same feeling. To me, a well-designed invitation is when the person opens it he/she can have a hint of the style/space and feeling as well. The place to me seemed like a box, closed box with no exits, my piece can be shows as a flat roughly square, when the person opens it, it’s square with closed areas.
Type was such a challenging step to me, having both languages in one piece with the big amount of information, I took risks with the placements, specially that the timings in both languages are in the back. I’ve also had a long process of thinking “How will people know how to opens it / in which direction? Right? Left? Oh from the back?” so I did a proto-type and gave random people, from other department in order to know, how will they think about it, with asking “What feeling did you get? How do expect the place to be after seeing the invitation?”. I’ve collected a very fair amount of critiques which I found them really useful! There is a quote that I’ve always believed on:
“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
Photos was interesting step to me! As mentioned, the big number of photos of the pieces were really useful to me! I’ve chose two different photos, I tried my best to edit them both with the same style, color and strokes in order to give the same feeling. I’ve also chose photos that can get people to be excited, curious and interested to come the museum. I’ve chose photos that will not guide you to the exact style in all work, but a piece that can let you think more, want to see more!
I’ve learned |
- Photography in museums.
- Editing photos in a different level > Lighting/ cropping and faking.
- Get people to “I want to see more!!”
- Grab attention only from invitation.
- Give people the vibes of the museum from a piece of invitation.
- Play with type and photos.
This project expanded my way of thinking when it comes to concepts, thoughts, artists and so many different things. I really enjoyed the project, I liked the fact that each in the class is able to do their own style and ideas. The amount of different ideas in the final and the variety of different concepts is very interesting!!! The feeling of me going to Q-post to send it is such a nice feeling! Struggles in this project got me to learn and expand and “without struggles, there are no success.”