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Abidish – IP4-Week 4  

Mon 20th, Feb – Sun 26th, Feb  


In the beginning of this workshop, we shared an object with other group members, which we were told to bring with us in the workshop beforehand. We talked about its history and its age and its relation to self. It was an activity that can transport you back in time through thinking and remembering the use and the influence of this particular object in your past time. 

I brought a cotton towel given to me by my mother over 12 years ago. I still remember that day, we went to the bazaar for our last shopping together just a day or two before my flight to London. To me this object has a sentimental value therefore I’m keeping it safe.  

During this workshop it was interesting to see what other people brought to share with the group. I liked Tim’s, Dee’s, and Saad’s objects. 

This time travel through memories was emotional for some of us.

Quick project 

In the second half of the workshop the task was to come up with an idea and project inspired by time travel. I did some note making and drawing in the beginning and then came up with the idea of making a mobius strip. 

Mobius strip 

In mathematics, a Möbius strip, Möbius band, or Möbius loop is a surface that can be formed by attaching the ends of a strip of paper together with a half-twist. As a mathematical object, it was discovered by Johann Benedict Listing and August Ferdinand Möbius in 1858, but it had already appeared in Roman mosaics from the third century CE. The Möbius strip is a non-orientable surface, meaning that within it one cannot consistently distinguish clockwise from counterclockwise turns. Every non-orientable surface contains a Möbius strip. Wikipedia 

The idea was to share with the group that if you turn and twist your perspective and sometimes objects, you can explore and discover new and interesting things.

Planting some sunflower seeds 

During our class Tim gave us some seeds to plant and see or maybe document the growth TIME if possible.

Visit to the art centre 

This was my fourth time visiting the art centre to see and feel spaces available for the takeover exhibition. Every time it feels different, I guess that’s because each time you go there you have different ideas in your head and are looking for different spaces for your artwork.  

I still don’t know how my project is going to look so therefore I took as many photographs as I could so I can look at them later. 

Pictures of the art centre 

Personal project 

After recovering from flu, I went back to the creative art studio space. I was confused in this session because there was a feeling that I might not end up with something concrete. It was frustrating, I was angry, so I decided to add more objects and see how it turned out.  

Documentation of thinking through making 

By the end of the week, I concluded that it’s not going anywhere, and I might need to change my approach. I still don’t know what my approach will be and for help and direction, I am looking forward to my tutorial next week. 

My dyslexic way of thinking my TIME

I feel tired, I feel lost, I feel behind but I am working, and I am moving but not sure where.

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