Issues that have been decided on (of which most were raised in the interim jury):
1: Type of project / presentation – analytical or satirical?
The project will be analytical. The project will still be presented as a series of propaganda documents, as if made by one of the parties – but they will be available as artifacts collected by me. So, the portfolio will be of one format (something around A1 looks so far to fit best) with the individual sheets containing analytical drawings as well as the (fake) propaganda material. For example, see below a remake of the top-down propaganda analysis sheet: the portfolio page contains the analysis of various parades; to it attached is the protesters’ poster – the same comparison expressed through their media (as was done in interim presentation); added to this are extra images (on the portfolio sheet) of the poster assumedly positioned in the cityscape. This way the propaganda (which will sometimes be satirical) is shown, but in an analytical format.
2: Tearing down of the Guildhall (not specifically raised in the jury, but has been concerning me. And you.)
The existing Guildhall should not be torn down, as this, of course, raises more questions than it answers. The Guildhall itself has maaaany historical layers of additions and editions, and to this, my proposal will become another layer (instead of jut destroying all of them) So, the idea is: when the proposal is in the City of London, in its Mother Site, the organizational inflatables appear in front of the Guildhall, with additional things projected on the existing façade (or something else, but the existing building definitely becomes a part of the project); when the whole thing(s) travels, there is always an inflatable replica of the Guildhall floating over it.
3: The inflatables and project itself in the context of the new media (as opposed to the archaic triangle relationship I showed in the jury)
The inflatables are used for the cinematic organization of people, that is their most important purpose and everything else comes as a bonus. The organization thus will be determined by crowd simulations – how the crowd interacts with certain situations created by the inflatables, and how this is perceived both from the crowd (dynamic bottom-up cameras) and static top-down media cameras.
The inflatables, as planned before, will consist of two “layers” – a high pressure inflatable frame which gives the basic shape, and low pressure (inhabitable) air bags that are controlled by this frame. The frame is static and provides infrastructure (air supply) for the air bags; the air bags are dynamic and change – expand and contract, using origami folding techniques to make this process more efficient.
I’ve tried to replicate some of these; I will bring them in tomorrow / today (6th) – the most interesting for me is at 2:24
Which leads us to the new, edited contents of the TS: