Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Adaptation Part B: Approach Idea

Following my feedback during the Interim Crit, I was told that I have to keep asking my self whether the composition and overall mood of it reflects the keywords from the extracts.
This gave me the idea to take a different approach and find ways to reflect the mood through the use of space. Surrealism came to my mind.

The reason I am taking this approach, is to free my self from the constraints of a normalised point of view/ perspective and bring a different perspective into the "normal life" 

I feel that Surrealism is a good way to make the marginalised elements stand out.
For instance, focusing on the keywords from the chosen extracts will help emphasis their importance in the environment.

Surrealism is a movement which emerged in Europe in the early 20th Century.
Some of the most important figures in Surrealism are: Andre Breton as the founder of the movement, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali.

An attempt to meet the moral challenges of modern life and opening the door to new ways of experiencing life and reality.
It is often considered as a way of marrying the conscious and unconscious states, therefore creating an intersection between the real and the fantastic.
The process of surreality involves uncertainty, mystery and doubts.

"Surreality is to take one step into uncertainty, while still remaining safely grounded in known reality. One takes what is situated in a familiar scenery and moves into the unknown, without ever losing connection between the two. Surreality is created as a between place, like a stream or river becoming the bridge between reality and fantasy. It is not a frozen perception or a finished product. It is not scenery captured through the camera lenses, but rather constant movement that makes it possible to perceive into a new kind of activity." Nozomi Hayase

It seems that there is a thin line between fantasy and surreality, meaning that one must be careful to keep familiar scenes when bringing in surreal elements.

1 comment:

  1. I think you should look at De Chirico's paintings too - especially in terms of your book and its tone.