This week hasn’t been my best, my anxiety has been through the roof and the motivation to get anything done has slipped. I am struggling to stick with an idea with my project, I have no ideas that can become something else, or expand on.
In this weeks Tutorial with Tim, he handed out small pieces of paper with words or phrases related to time, and we had a minute to draw an interpretation of what was on the paper. The phrases I had were “Hard Times”, so I drew a picture of Hayley Williams signing the Paramore song Hard Times. And then I had “the ravages of Time”, which I did not quite understand until Tim explained it could mean damage, so I drew an explosion.
We then had to do a five minute project in pairs on another phrase chosen. I worked with Mason and we chose “Killing Time”. We decided to do an experiment of a person in a room for a long period of time with no form of reading time or daylight. The idea is to not abide by the “rules” of time and see how this person would spend their time without constriction of knowing what time it is and when to do something specific at a designated time.
I then drew a picture of a gun being shot to represent Killing Time. And a picture of Mason.
I had my one to one tutorial with Tim, we spoke about the pressure to create a project I am happy with, something that reflects me but also the audience can relate to and still keeping in with the theme of time.
The Time Machine by H.G.Wells
The Time Machine is a novel by H.G. Wells, published in 1895. The novel is considered one of the earliest works of science fiction and the “Time Travel” subgenre.
Born Herbert George Wells (21st September 1866 – 13th August 1946), Wells was an English writer known for many genres, writing over fifty novels and dozens of short stories. Wells is best remembered for his science fiction novels and has been referred to as the “father of science fiction”.
The time machine is a science fiction novel that alters the nineteenth century belief in evolution. The story follows a Victorian scientist who claims to have invented a device that enables him to travel through time, visiting the future in the year 802,701, in what had once been London. There he finds the human race as evolved into two distinct forms. Above ground the is the Eloi; gentle, fairy like creatures who appear to be free of struggle. Whereas the other race, the Morlocks; underground dwellers pray on the Eloi. By setting the climax nearly a million years into the future, Wells was displaying Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. The main protagonist is identified simply as the Time traveller. With one exception to a man named Filby, none of the characters in the “present day” are identified by name.
In 1960, the novella was made into a science fiction film starring Rod Taylor. The film won an Academy Award for time lapse photographic effects showing the world changing rapidly.
The film was remade in 2002, starring Guy Pearce as the time traveller named Alexander Hartdegan. In this adaption, the time traveller creates the machine after his fiancée Emma is killed. He spends four years building the machine to travel back and save her, only for her to killed in other circumstances. Realizing he cannot save Emma; he travels to the year 2030 in hopes of discovering whether science has been able to solve his question of how to change the past.
I want to include mixed media into my project this time. Hopefully incorporate Painting, sculpting or photography, I’m struggling to come up with ideas that are not cliché and are original. I can’t train my brain to be okay with just sitting down and creating something, I have to plan it through otherwise I get overwhelmed and build it up to becoming a chore.