Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Stories come from history (the past) in which we tell today and in the future. Every story has a beginning, middle, and end. When you are born, that is the beginning of your own personal story. When you die, that is the end of your story. The middle of your story is everything that happens in-between. My sketchbook can tell you my story throughout second semester. Architecture is like a story since it has a record of past happenings and it can be read.
Citation: "Architecture, then, is like written history and literature- a record of the people who produced it- and it can be "read" in a comparable way." (Roth, 5)
When I think of multiview, I think of actors in a movie or play because each character sees the story from a different viewpoint. Each character in A Midsummer Nights Dream played a different role and had a different view of what was going on. One person may see something different than someone else when they may be looking at the same thing. Body language can have many viewpoints since one person can think one thing about what gesture is being done as another person can think something totally different.
Citation: "When you cross your arms while listening to your friend describe her day, she may conclude that you're not interested in what she's talking about. But it could just be that you're cold." (Beebe, 3)
Artifacts are objects that have meaning and a function. For example, I have a heart necklace that my boyfriend gave me and it has meaning to me because every time I wear it, I think of him. In A Midsummer Nights Dream, the flower was used to make a lover love someone else after they woke up from sleeping. Architecture is part of many artifacts since it is surrounded by many things.
Citation: "Architecture is understood to be the whole of the human-built environment, including buildings, urban spaces, and landscapes." (Roth, 5)
Everyone and everything has a story. In every story there art artifacts that help tell a story. In a story there are many translations. There can also be a cycle. People can have many viewpoints (multiview) about an artifact, story, cycle, or translation. My storyboard represents a story, my illuminated objects represent artifacts important to me, Marilyn Diptych by Andy Warhol represents multiple views of one person, the design cycle represents a cycle, and the flags represent different languages that can be translated into other languages.