For this final project I am going to take the risk of addressing a rather personal aspect of my life by trying to illustrate a disorder in individuals like myself. After reading Serge’s Metamorphosis entry, I decided that it was worthwhile to pursue my original idea. The majority of my research is technical: understanding lenticular images, 3D holographic images and the like – deciding which one is best adapted for what I want to convey.
I intend to make a solid cube, either 5”x5” or 8”x8”, with one lenticular – or holographic – image, a composite of two photos of different angles of my face on each of its 6 faces, so I’ll need to take a total of 12 photographs and pair them up. I haven’t yet decided on which dimension to use: the 5”x5” cube provides a realistic scale and is easily handled (and less expensive); the 8”x8” cube would be more impressive in size and detail…what do you guys think? The cube should have some heft to it, but not so much that it can’t be held…so either wood or metal should work, I think.
The cube is a metaphor for the prison of the mind people with my type of disorder live in. It’s a life-long struggle with extreme social anxiety.
The ideal display for my prisoncube is a clear, open space. A display block, with the cube on top, would be the only standing object in the room.