PART ONE

ROTTINGDEAN BAZAAR: HIJACKING OBJECTS

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Image showing an everyday object in a place it wouldn't be expected to be seen in.
Own Image, taken 3/10/16

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Projection of a scourer recording onto a human form.
Own Image, taken 4/10/16

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PROCESS 1:

HOW MIRRORS ARE MADE

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Image 1:
Selfie taken at the Jeff Koons Exhibition
Own Image, taken 30/9/16

Image 2:
Reflection of the Pantheon Ceiling in my Sunglasses
Own Image, taken 12/8/14

Image 3:
Selfie taken in a window at The Perlman, Reykjavik, Iceland
Own Image, taken 8/8/16

I was interested so much by the mirrored theme running through the Koons exhibition, that I found myself asking how he could possibly create metal that was mirrored. So I began investigating how mirrors are made, and more importantly how metal can have a mirrored finish. 

Mirrors are everywhere, and whether its because its a shiny flat surface that can display an infinitely deep image, or its the fact I can see myself in them, I have always been drawn to mirrored surfaces. And as you begin to think about it, they are everywhere and they are integral parts of your day, you need them to do your makeup, they are the reason early cameras were possible, you find them on baubauls, in windows and even in the car. They can both reflect and distort any image, but to begin with I have looked into the process of how they are made. 

It begins as clear glass, which is washed, scrubbed, polished and rinsed to get rid of any chemicals. A layer of liquified tin is then sprayed across the back of the mirror which allows the next layer, liquified silver, to adhere to the glass. The silver hardens within seconds and any excess is rinsed off. A layer of copper is then sprayed to protect the silver layer in the long run. Copper side up, the glass goes through a curtain coater that gives the glass a layer of paint, it is baked and painted again.  It is then ready for inspection, and the mirror is made. 

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I then began to research how Koons could have possibly given stainless steel such a mirrored finish. And the simple answer is, it goes through a grinding process to remove all surface defects and then goes through a polishing process, as shown in the video above.

I then wanted to learn how he could have given the metal a coloured finish whilst it remained mirrored, and I came across 'powder coating' that is applied to the polished metal and is then baked to achieve the mirrored coloured finish.

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The powder that is used on  this more industrial scale, is similar to that that can be used on nails, and is part of a nail craze that is very in fashion at the moment. It is simply a glitter powder applied to gel nails, during the process, that when rubbed firmly creates a mirrored effect. 

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Image Sourced from gooseglitter.com
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MIRROR THEME

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Photo 1:
Inflatable Flowers (Short White, Tall Purple)

'Inflatables', 1979
Own Image, taken 30/9/16

Photo 2:
Balloon Monkey (Blue)
2006-2013
Own Image, taken 30/9/16

Photo 3:
Elephant
'Celebration', 2003
Own Image, taken 30/9/16

As explained in the leaflet photo, I find the reason behind using mirror in art, as "the viewer always finishes the work of art, so they always have the last word" a very personable reason. I love that it invites the viewer to interact with the art more than just look, as they appear in it, the work is not complete without them
I also really like the colour combination of the elephant. The particular tones and shades that were picked evoke a very particular and accurate sense that this toy is fragile, and old fashioned. It highlights how much difference a well considered colour palette can change the emotion and feel the work can emit

1 Direct Quote from Koons as stated in the exhibition leaflet. 

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Image showing an everyday object in a place it wouldn't be expected to be seen in.
Own Image, taken 3/10/16

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My Final 4 Prints
Own Image, taken 6/10/16

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PROCESS 2:

HOW RUBBER BANDS ARE MADE AND LATEX EXTRACTED

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Rubber bands were one of the objects that I picked up from the pound store, which is what sparked my interest in how they were made. The below video explains the process in quite a lot of detail by which slabs of natural rubber are mixed and needed with chemicals and colour pigment, which is then spread into thiner sheets, is twisted and cute before being forced into long hollow tubes. The tubes are collapsed in cold water and then spread over metal rods before being baked. Once cured, they are washed dried and then inserted into a circular cutter that cutes them into elastic band shapes. 

This is explained in the video below.

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Natural Rubber, is made from a white runny liquid called latex, which can be collected from many plants, even dandelions. The most common tree that harvests latex is the 'Hevea brasiliensis' tree, also known as the rubber tree. the latex is harvested in a technique called 'rubber tapping' in which a careful cut is made around the circumference of the tree. There are layers in a tree, and between the bark and the cambium (the layer that allows the tree to grow naturally), there is a thin layer contains little channels called lactiferous vessels. In tapping, you cut these little tubes containing latex. But you must take care not to cut the cambium. Using a metal ribbon for the general shape of the cut it is originally scored and then deepened. Each tree is tapped about twice a week and is best done in the morning.

Information from fao.org
http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/ad221e/ad221e06.htm
Information from explainthatstuff.com
http://www.explainthatstuff.com/rubber.html

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Image 1:
Rubber Tree Plantation
Image Sourced from panoramio.com
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/46169693

Image 2: 
Rubber Tapping
Image Sourced from commons.wikimedia.org
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sri_Lanka-Rubber_plantation_(5).JPG

Image 3:
Layers Found in a Rubber Tree
Image Sourced from fao.org
http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/ad221e/ad221e06.htm

Image 4:
Shape of Rubber Tapping Cuts on the Tree
Image Sourced from fao.org
http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/ad221e/ad221e06.htm

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Image 1:
Rubber Inner Tubes
Own Image, taken 27/10/15

Image 2:
Rubber Balloons
Image sourced from stockarch.com
http-//stockarch.com/images/abstract/textures/deflated-balloons-2735

Image 3:
Rubber Shoe Soles
Image sourced from rubberimpex.com
http://www.rubberimpex.com/RubberParts/QZ0001.htm

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JEFF KOONS

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Newport Street Gallery

 

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Image of Exhibition Leaflet
Own Image, taken 30/9/16

Here, Koon's reoccurring themes of Inflatables and Mirror are explained, and the explanation is something that I was really drawn to and that I liked. 

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Three Ball 50/50 Tank (Spalding Dr. JK Silver Series)
'Equilibrium', 1985
Own Image, taken 30/9/16

This, along with the life jacket (bottom right), are part of the 'Equilibrium' exhibition which focused on the themes of social mobility. Koons filled the balls with a suspension achieving "an equilibrium which is not permanent but very pure"1. I particularly liked how different this piece changed according to where the viewer is positioned, due to the water. I like how the cut of the basketball is so clean it looks photoshopped, but it was done naturally, which makes this even more interesting to me.

1 Direct Quote from Koons as stated in the exhibition leaflet. 

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ROTTINGDEAN BAZAAR

"And we’re trying to come at the angle of this being a shop not a label. So it can include anything, not just clothes. We’re trying to focus on the objects as things. We’re into the craft. - Luke Brooks quoted from an interview with Vogue.1

"Rottingdean bazaar is a project project devoted to the apotheosis of the ordinary."  - quoted from an article on businessoffashion.com.2

"Rottingdean Bazaar represents the wonder in finding the beauty and artistic potential in the everyday." - quoted from an article on wonderland magazine.com3

I really love and am able to connect with the motives behind Rottingdean Bazaar's work. The simplicity with which they work, add another layer of detail and impact. I also love their inspiration, it is intriguing how they can take something we see everyday and see it in a different way and use and manipulate it into that way, that gives it a totally new other function, that might not necessarily be for everyday use. 

1 http://www.vogue.com/13445976/fashion-east-rottingdean-bazaar-spring-2017-menswear/
2 https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/fashion-show-review/the-apotheosis-of-the-ordinary-rottingdean-bazaar-james-theseus-buck-luke-brooks
3 http://www.wonderlandmagazine.com/2016/06/lcm-fashion-east-ss17/

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Photos 1, 2 and 3 are all from the Badge Project
Images Sourced from @badgetaste

https://www.instagram.com/badgetaste/

The badge project is an Instagram account, and one of the first projects that James Theseus Buck and Luke Brooks have worked on together. I really love the experimental nature of such a simple object. They change what can be quite ugly, frumpy everyday materials into something delicate and intricate. 

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Photo 1, 2 and 3 are all from the Menswear Collection, Spring 2017
Images Sourced from businessoffashion.com
https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/fashion-show-review/the-apotheosis-of-the-ordinary-rottingdean-bazaar-james-theseus-buck-luke-brooks

A collection that was exhibited at Mens Fashion Week that featured both their garments and badges. My particular favourite is the flower press collection. The colours of the flowers are beautiful, and it is very impressive they have prevented the flowers from browning. What I love especially, is that the print could easily have been a 2D print to buy in any cheap clothes store, however, by adding real flowers, there must have been a particular added texture that you would not be able to communicate over photo. Furthermore, whether dried or not, flowers have a scent, that becomes an extra dimension of the garment, thus making it that more fascinating. 

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Notes from when James Theseus Buck and Luke Brooks gave a talk.
Own Image of my Notebook.

Their sense of just literally wanting to experiment came across very strongly, both in the badge project and in the idea of creating projects you can revisit, out of season restrictions. The later idea, is backed up by their want to just be an open shop, and is an idea that I love. Ideas naturally develop and evolve, and not only are you allowing yourself to see an improvement over such a long period of time, but you will also be developing and refining techniques that only you can and will perfect. I love this idea of nurturing a concept over time, regardless of what is 'required' of it. 

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INFLATABLE/CASTING THEME

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Photo 1:
Balloon Monkey (Blue)
2006-2013
Own Image, taken 30/9/16

Photo 2:
Elephant 
'Celebration', 2003
Own Image, taken 30/9/2016

Whilst cast out of stainless steel, I like the detail, intricacy and texture that is formed from both the shape of the material and the effect the mirror finishing has on where light is reflected. 

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Snorkel Vest
'Equilibrium', 1985
Own Image, taken 30/9/16

This is a bronze cast, that is also explained in the photo of the leaflet at the top, but again, what I found interesting about this piece was the meaning behind it, the fatal nature of the bronze, that totally stops it from being any sort of life saving tool at all. 

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