Digital Tools &  Creations

EXPLORING MATERIALS & TEXTURES WITH YOUR CAMERA

Objectives

1. Improving skills in visual content making
2. Exploring materials
3. Raising awareness about environmental protection
4. Changing perspective

Tips

The exercise can be part of and discovery phase activity or a creative digital activity linked to a virtual exhibition.

 

Time frame

Between 15 and 30 minutes

Material needed

- Smartphones
- Previously gathered objects or pieces created within the workshop

 

It is so fashionable to try out new experiences, it’s a lifestyle, it’s a kind of a philosophy and it is so contemporary: traveling, extreme sports, doing moderately crazy things, whatever... But the idea can also be quite frustrating when you realise that it requires so many things that you may not have, such as time, enough self-confidence, company to encourage you, money or desire... And if we tried to slow down a bit ? What if the new experiences were there, right around you, in the kitchen, in the park nearby and or just had to change perspective and look at those small things from really really close ? How ? You have the tool in your hands right now. Taking pictures in macro mode of the materials that you see and you use nearly every day can open up wholly new perspectives to be inspired and to create...

RE-STOR-E proposes you to create with different kinds of seemingly insignificant objects and wastes that you would not even look at normally.

This short exercise consists of discovering materials from a different perspective, by filming or taking photos with an extreme close-up.

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The technique can be used with pieces that the workshop's participants created previously, but it can also be used as a discovery technique of textures and materials that you have found in the nature during an exploration walk.

 

 

The aim is to have a different view of materials and materiality in general by discovering structures, forms from this very close perspective and to sensitise participants about the potential and the beauty of normally not that much appreciated things such as organic waste, dead leafs, stones, etc.

 

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The objective of the exercise can be also to create abstract digital works of art...  

... of which you can also create a virtual exhibition.

Recommendations to use"Exploring Materials" with other activities:

UP-CYCLED SPICE & PIGMENT  TALISMANS

HOUSEHOLD WASTE UP-CYCLING WITH MOLDING TECHNIQUE

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