HOLLY MALONEY

Currently Studying Interior Design at Manchester Metropolitan University

Unit X: Part 2: NQ After Dark Festival

Things we could have changed if we had more time:
1)
Have another projection placed on the side wall to create a more claustrophobic feeling.

2) Have fabric on the ceiling to make the space feel even more enclosed.

3) We could of looked in to another fear and created another installation in a separate room.

Unit X: Part 2: NQ After Dark FestivalReflection On Unit X
When first receiving this project and receiving the location ‘Hyper Island’ I was really eager to start exploring and researching into various ideas to start creating our concept. It was also lovely to be put in a groups with students who we worked with in Part 1 of Unit X. Through our group research we decided to split the group in to sets of four. Myself, Lea and Beth decided that our part of the installation would be focused on ‘fears’, specifically looking at the fear ‘Agoraphobia’.
Working as a team presents its own set of challenges and the need to work collaboratively is important. There needs to be a good balance of ideas and opinions, as well as a great deal of organisation as each team member should have an equal role to play. My group and I started of this project by brainstorming to generate some ideas. We each created a storyboard then tried our best to combine everyone’s individual ideas. Through this first group meeting we began recognising each other’s strengths and how we could use them to our advantage.
We liked the idea of having a concept involving the fear of insects. However, through many of our presentations and tutorials we were advised to narrow our idea down and look in to a different fear. Which ended up in us resulting to looking in to the fear ‘Agoraphobia’. 
Working as a team, I felt that working to a deadline was slightly more difficult, as the time we spent as a group working on the project had to be utilised efficiently in order to ensure that each individuals opinions were translated into our final piece.
Working as a team does have it ups and down, you learn to co-operate with one another, share tasks and its not always going to be as easy as working on your own.
I feel as a team we produced a really thought-provoking installation that explores the theme of ‘Fear’. I am extremely pleased with the outcome. I feel our brainstorming at the start of the process and listening to tutors feedback and changing our ideas enabled us to create a constructed interesting installation, which was our intention.

     
I have thoroughly enjoyed working as a team. I have been able to learn skills through my other team members. I felt we all communicated extremely well and bounced off one another.

Unit X: Part 2: NQ After Dark Festival
Reflection On Unit X

When first receiving this project and receiving the location ‘Hyper Island’ I was really eager to start exploring and researching into various ideas to start creating our concept. It was also lovely to be put in a groups with students who we worked with in Part 1 of Unit X. Through our group research we decided to split the group in to sets of four. Myself, Lea and Beth decided that our part of the installation would be focused on ‘fears’, specifically looking at the fear ‘Agoraphobia’.

Working as a team presents its own set of challenges and the need to work collaboratively is important. There needs to be a good balance of ideas and opinions, as well as a great deal of organisation as each team member should have an equal role to play.

My group and I started of this project by brainstorming to generate some ideas. We each created a storyboard then tried our best to combine everyone’s individual ideas. Through this first group meeting we began recognising each other’s strengths and how we could use them to our advantage.

We liked the idea of having a concept involving the fear of insects. However, through many of our presentations and tutorials we were advised to narrow our idea down and look in to a different fear. Which ended up in us resulting to looking in to the fear ‘Agoraphobia’.

Working as a team, I felt that working to a deadline was slightly more difficult, as the time we spent as a group working on the project had to be utilised efficiently in order to ensure that each individuals opinions were translated into our final piece.

Working as a team does have it ups and down, you learn to co-operate with one another, share tasks and its not always going to be as easy as working on your own.

I feel as a team we produced a really thought-provoking installation that explores the theme of ‘Fear’. I am extremely pleased with the outcome. I feel our brainstorming at the start of the process and listening to tutors feedback and changing our ideas enabled us to create a constructed interesting installation, which was our intention.

I have thoroughly enjoyed working as a team. I have been able to learn skills through my other team members. I felt we all communicated extremely well and bounced off one another.

Unit X: Part 2: NQ After Dark Festival
Personality Trait: Trust
Carly and Ashleigh

Team members Carly and Ashleigh have focused on the personality trait ‘Trust’.

They have been placing three brightly coloured routes around the floor space, each leading to a different installation setup by other members of the group.

Their installation is a trust exercise and will be inviting two people at random to take part, one must wear a blindfold and the other must guide them using their own voice and touch, along a chosen route. This will be a fun exercise that will build trust and be an icebreaker between strangers.

(Source: carlysettle)

Unit X: Part 2: NQ After Dark Festival
Personality Trait: Honesty

Allen and Dean

Team members Dean and Allen created a lie detector as they were focusing on the personality trait ‘Honesty’

 They used facial recognition software that would track people facial movements when looking in to the camera. Alongside this they had a blood pressure monitor and a lie detector box.

 Dean and Allen’s installation was really popular throughout the night of the After dark Festival, being one of their team members I am extremely proud of their work and it has been a pleasure working alongside them once again.

(Source: haoxuallen)

Unit X: Part 2: NQ After Dark Festival
Thursday, 15th May.
Final Installation Day.

These photographs show the work of other members who were in our group, I feel that each of our installations bounced off one another. The personalty traits ran through the building of Hyper Island just like we all had visioned at the start of this design process. I am extremely proud of the work we have all pulled off as a team and feel that each installation shows various different skills and types of art.

Unit X: Part 2: NQ After Dark Festival
Thursday, 15th May.
Final Installation Day.

This is our finished installation. The video shows how members of the public will see and walk in to our installation.

Unit X: Part 2: NQ After Dark Festival
Digital Art Inspirations.

These images aided us when figuring out how we would like to project our film on to the walls of our space.

Unit X: Part 2: NQ After Dark Festival
Thursday, 15th May.
Final Installation Day.

Video showing our film once we had used projection mapping and added the sound.

Unit X: Part 2: NQ After Dark Festival
Thursday, 15th May.

Final Installation Day.

Photographs showing our final finished piece.

Unit X: Part 2: NQ After Dark FestivalThursday, 15th May.Final Installation Day.
Today was our final day to install our installations. As we had set up our space yesterday, all we had to do today was set up our projections, as we weren’t using televisions screens anymore. 
We placed the projector, laptop and speakers on the shelves and then cut a small hole in the fabric that was covering the shelves so that this was then able to project on to the back wall. We also used ‘Projection mapping’ so that we were able to make sure our projection was in a square shape so that it looked straight.
I really liked the effect that projection had on the distressed brick wall. It made the space feel more rustic and abandoned, and I felt that this really added to our installation.

Unit X: Part 2: NQ After Dark Festival
Thursday, 15th May.

Final Installation Day.

Today was our final day to install our installations. As we had set up our space yesterday, all we had to do today was set up our projections, as we weren’t using televisions screens anymore.

We placed the projector, laptop and speakers on the shelves and then cut a small hole in the fabric that was covering the shelves so that this was then able to project on to the back wall. We also used ‘Projection mapping’ so that we were able to make sure our projection was in a square shape so that it looked straight.

I really liked the effect that projection had on the distressed brick wall. It made the space feel more rustic and abandoned, and I felt that this really added to our installation.