this semester my freshman studio has been learning how to draw, photograph, build, compare images and find their own visual voices. we have been studying objects and bodies in everyday situations.
we work between moments of inertia, movement and the body.
objects move us and we move them.
we send off cataclysmic reactions into the world,
yet sometimes we barely notice the changes in air, light and color that our presences create.
when we pick something up and hold it, open it or spin it, our bodies react.
we heat up, we radiate, we take up more or less space. we cast shadows.
we notice how our hands, arms and body position responds to the use of common objects.
we make observations and create proposals.
each final project is a continuation of our semester study of everyday hand held objects: egg beaters, can openers, cork screws and ice cream scoops.
we work in the confines of the space between finger tips, wrists, elbows and shoulders.
we pretend we are like Da Vinci inventing contraptions.
rules: combine disparate images to explore repetitive movements and their effects.
materials: paper, cardboard, rubber bands, fasteners, constructed joints, minimal amounts of glue.
final semester work from students of the Common First Year Studio, Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture, 2011