Tuesday, 30 September 2008

My Journey to Bermondsey - Chambers Wharf

Walking on the deserted Road
I felt as though I was lost amongst everyone
I can hear people screaming and shouting
but yet I felt distress

I stand by the river
looking at the breeze swift by
Waves slowly merging one and another
The feeling was like someone catching a breath of free air

Steadily my mind was focused on the sky
the warmth and gentleness felt pleasant
I can hear pebbles getting blown on to the shore
and the sound of seagulls chirping above my head.

As I carried on walking along the river bank
The feeling started to disappear
just like how the pebbles got washed away by the river
I can hear the devastating sound of people crying to one and another
Everything became dead and destructed
Where was the warmth feeling I had before?

Evaluation for Bermondsey =)

In this task, I will be writing a review reflecting on my experience about me and the creative and media group walking around BermondseyJacobs Island. I and the others have to investigate the termCapture” and ways of using different methods to describe the meaning. We as a group walked around the area of Bermondsey and focused on a particular place we liked and dislike. We also have to refer it back to historical times when changes happen. We walked down bermondsey heading to Wilson Grove. 200 metres away from college, I have detected some block of houses above some shops and have noticed they were all structured in one. Some buildings and shops like “The barber shop” was built and opened in the early 80s. The font of the shop title and the way it that has been built makes it look old fashioned. As we carried on walking along the Wilson Grove, we managed to interview a person who is currently living in the local area. We were able to ask him about the history of Wilson grove and how the houses were built in that time. He mentioned that the area of Wilson grove houses was originally built 80 years ago, full of food factories. The place is now a residential area where a lot of old people are located, when I looked at the houses, I can see all the houses are structured the same, especially the windows, the people that built these houses want us to clearly know that there was a history to the area. So they originally used the windows from the past and placed it on the new houses. Whilst we carried on walking around the bermondsey wall, I was able to use another method of capturing. I wanted to get some evidence of sound and movement. So I used my phone to do some visual recording of the steps that I walked in and lefted my phone to record the sound of the wind swifting leaves by from the foreground. I stood by the wall and look at the atmosphere. It felt fresh and free. I left my recording to go on and captured moments of the sound of the seagull. I was able to hear the wind swaying across the waves of the river, Engines of the Ships and boats getting ready to departure. The feeling was steadfast and open. I hear the sound of aeroplanes slowing making their way back to earth. I then was able to do more capturing by sketching things I like to see that makes me have a pleasant feeling.

Here is some examples of photography i captured from my experience in Bermondsey.

Here is some examples of Capturing i done for my experience in Bermondsey, i captured by doing some rough sketches when i was standing by the Bermondsey wall.

Whilst i was still standing in the wall, i managed to record the sound of the atmosphere, this is another method i used for "Capturing".

(Still need to convert the files!)

As i was still recording the sound and the movement of the atmosphere i managed to look around the spot i was in and collected some objects to show evidence of my time in Bermondsey wall. I managed to pick up an old Fishing Tod (Steel) and some aluminium foil thing.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

V+A Evaluation =)

In this evaluation, i would be reviewing about my experience in Victoria and Albert Museum.
I and the creative&media group from Southwark College& a another college had an introduction based on "Creative&Media". And how it affects all us, we had a discussion about why creative media is used around us and we also had to brainstorm the word "Capture" because it part of our unit. We also discussed as a group what objects to keep on the V&A Museum and why is it relevant to keep from the war times to now.(21st century).
We managed to get a tour around the 21st century section and got a talk from the Cureator who was the one who collected the items to grab the truth for us to see the changes from the War times - 21st century.
He spoke to us about objects was used alot in war times and how it changed since.We managed to get some infomration, and walked around the section to do some capturing.

The method i used for capturing was taking pictur
es & doing rough sketches. We was told to choose 3 objects we like and why it should stay for display in the 21st century section. We then went back to the discussion room and was told to be in groups and brainstorm our ideas from what we have captured. And had to pick 3 in general.We was also told to choose 3 things that we dont like and why it aint relevant.

After making our decisions we was told to pick 3 things that we liked/kept since childhood and present our discussion to the creative&media group. We all presented our brainstorms and was told to go into pairs and walk around the museum to do more "Capturing".

Here is 6 examples i done of capturing that i chose for my 3 objects ; Sketching and Photography

Here is some drawings i done when i walked around the museum to do some capturing, i went to the "China" section because i believe some paintings/objects are really inspiring to look at and its ancient.

Role of Museum Curator - Gareth Williams - Curator of C20th Furniture
Gareth Williams, Deputy Curator specialising in 20th century and contemporary design, Furniture, Textiles and Dress Department, V&A, talks on the Ekco AD-65 Bakelite radio designed by Wells Coates in 1932 and other designs form the 1930s.
(C) http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/bbchistory/Lectures.htm