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Experiment – I Built a Bed

For the past 4 months, myself and my fiancee bed has been broken. So we have been sleeping on a mattress, which is very uncomfortable. Anyway, today we received our replacement and as a surprise for my fiancee I decided to record me doing it. 1 because I thought it would be funny seeing someone who is 4ft 11 building a bed where the only thing small than themselves are the bed slates, and secondly, my Narrative project is based around life. This is an aspect of my life.

Recording it was a little bit tedious. It was a mixture of running out of memory card space (need to invest in a few more memory cards and the the battery died), and trying to record on my iPod which has barely any memory on it. Im not sure what I will do with the videos, I would like to put them together and speed them up. Almost like a speed painting. One thing I will say is that I wish I had rented out a tripod to get a better angle and perhaps better lighting, however that would give it more of a staged impression.

I will be posting the videos later on, but in the mean time, here are some of the photos I took on my phone.

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We had to take our bed apart before they delivered the new one, otherwise we wouldn’t get our new bed.

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The new bed parts all nicely packaged up. Couldn’t wait to get started on building it …

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The main frame of the bed is completed.

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Having a bit of an OCD moment with making sure the slates are all perfect and straight … I swear they are still wonky though.

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The final thing accompanied by fresh bed sheets and creepy teddies peering over the top of the rails.

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However … I made a wee bit of a mess …

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And a bit more over here …

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And a lot more over here. I had to rearrange the whole of the room to get this bed build.

Concept of Anger

So concepts for Narrative, I think the best way to explain what it is like inside my brain is “Imagine you had thousands of tabs open on your Internet, try sorting through all of them at once”. That is my brain 24/7. However one thing that keeps popping into my head as I walk around this hovel that I share with 3 other students. The house … the students … the relationships … Now I am not sure weather I am thinking this out of, perhaps bitterness, vindictivity or perhaps sheer fuming anger which is hard to get me to that stage. But I am one of those people that will not confront people directly. I prefer to kill with kindness, not upright anger.

The house … The Narrative project

I have always thought art was therapeutic; this could be a key chance to get things off of my chest in a non-direct way.  But would that be too far? Would the people I live with know?

These are some things that have been popping up in my mind, yet I am sat there thinking to myself how much this project could turn out quite well. On the other hand …

Perhaps it is time I gained confidence and took a step from a comfort zone. If people can treat me poorly, then maybe … just maybe I can reflect upon all of this through my work. 

I took this image in the morning today, I’m not sure why, but it infuriated me. I do not use the bathroom bin. It’s small, no one likes cleaning it and it normally smells for reasons for your safety of keeping down you lunch I will not tell. I use my own in my bedroom or take it down to the main bin. Common sense …

Apparently not …

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Work in Process CV

Work in Process CV

1st draft CV, with annotations.

Although the CV is for my professional futures project, I wanted to include this into the blog as it will effect it at a later date after the Narrative project is complete (Eventually I would like to pass over my over projects work into this blog)

I presume in the future, that Narrative and Professional Futures will overlap from time to time.

(Image taken on Instagram, if you want to follow me on Instagram here is the link: http://instagram.com/rubyblackthorn. )