” Edgelands are the transitional, liminal areas of space to be found on the boundaries of country and town—with the spread of urbanisation, an increasingly important facet of the twenty-first century world ” –wikipedia
” Projection mapping, similar to video mapping and spatial augmented reality, is a projection technology used to turn objects, often irregularly shaped, into a display surface for video projection. These objects may be complex industrial landscapes, such as buildings, small indoor objects or theatrical stages. ” –wikipedia
When we came in on the first day and were told it would be a group project I was very vocally against it. However I actually ended up really enjoying the project and the work we made. We were told the project was to be about “edgelands” and that the final outcome needed to use the technique of projection mapping, but that was all we had to go on.
I think my reservations came from the fact that most of the group projects I have done in the past have gone badly, because I have ended up in groups that haven’t clicked well. In this case though we all got on well- I kind of naturally took on a leadership role without meaning too, as I suggested we could experiment with the weird little Lomax camera I have that has no view finder and 4 lens that go off one after the other, leaving you with an image in four strips. I went back to mine to collect it, and we spent the first day running around Peckham sharing the camera. We were limited by the 3 rolls of expired color film that I had and the fact that it was only the one camera, but we all got on well and shared the camera quite easily, pointing things of interest out to each other and consulting each other before taking the photos. We also all took videos and photos on our mobile phones, just in case the photos on the Lomax camera didn’t work. At the end of the first day we took the rolls of film to Snappy Snaps to get them developed and ready to pick up the next day on a disk.It was actually a really fun, collaborative day, and we also all collected objects from some of the weird shops and market stalls in Peckham which we decided we may or may not use in the piece of work we needed to create.
Day two was mostly spent making the different parts of our installation- Dwa made a painting of Peckhamplex (the cinema) so we took all the photos we took inside the cinema and made that into a film to be projected onto the blank white space on the painting, and meanwhile someone else worked on the clips of the market stalls we collected, and someone else put together the photos from the Lomax camera together, and others played with the composition of the installation, and made the video of the fake fruit and veg to project onto the empty crates we picked up on the streets. It all ended up coming together really well- it looked really dynamic and was an interesting reflection of Peckham Rye Lane. I also really enjoyed seeing the other groups installations as well, I was really glad that I got to take part!