In this weeks workshop we had to make a Pecha Kucha presentation on our workshop idea for the group in week 8. My workshop idea was too have everybody make memories, good or bad, from clay and they could either tell the group about the memory or keep it too themselves. I also had the idea, if it was a bad memory, everybody could destroy the sculpture they made, in a kind of therapeutic way. Mason and I had the idea to collaborate on this workshop as we were both working with clay. I didn’t end up going to the workshop as my grandmother had passed away this week and I went home to be with family. I did send a link to a recording of my presentation to Tim however.
Doctor who is a British science fiction television series broadcast by the BBC since 1963. The series follows the adventures of a time lord called the doctor, an extra-terrestrial being who appears to be human. The doctor travels through time and the universe in his spaceship called the Tardis, which appears as a 1950s British blue police box. With various companions, The Doctor combats aliens and foes to save civilisation.
Beginning with William Hartnell, fourteen actors have played the role, with exception to John Hurt who portrayed the War Doctor. To keep the series relevant, the doctor regenerates into a new form allowing new actors to take over the role. The time-travelling feature of the plot means that different incarnations of the Doctor occasionally meet.
The series is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running science-fiction television series in the world, as well as the “most successful” science-fiction series of all time.
The series originally ran from 1963 to 1989. The series was relaunched in 2005 and since then, has been produced by BBC Wales in Cardiff. Doctor Who has also spawned numerous spinoffs, including the television series Torchwood (2006–2011). It has been the subject of many Parodies and references in popular culture.
“The Angels take Manhattan” is the fifth episode pf the seventh series of the revived series. In the episode the doctor played by Matt smith takes is companions Amy Pong played by Karen Gillan and Rory Williams played by Arthur Darville to central park. The recurring monsters the Weeping angels send Rory Back in time to 1938, while Amy and the doctor try to rescue him. the doctor realises along the way that Amy and Rory being sent back in time and dying is inevitable and he can not change the course to time.
Much like HG Wells’ The Time Machine, the episode depicts that death is inevitable and time can be changed but the circumstances are the same.
My project relates to this because no matter how much I try to capture my childhood memories, I will never be able to change them or relive the moments.
This week I have been working more on individual pieces of the sculptures. making seashells for a beach scene, making an easel, a guitar and a tent. as stressful as it is to make the sculptures and worrying about time, it is also calming to just stick my headphones on and make objects out of clay.