Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Myth as a Semiological System

' In myth, we find again the tri-dimensional pattern which I have just described: the signifer, the signified and the sign... example.. Take a bunch of roses: I use it to signify my passion. Do we have here, then, only a signifier and a signified, the roses and my passion? Not even that: to put it accurately, there are here only 'passionified' roses.'

Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies' 1999

Friday, 25 November 2011

The Role Of The Curator And The Detective

Identifying founded objects, to draw and to pluck out those fragments from context to create simple interventions and a build up of small complexities across the site. Create a series of public and private spaces using these contents and to fabricate the ideas.

A museum exists within Spitalfields. The role of the Detective will expose the items. The items will be expressed individually across the site which will navigate a tour of unravelled myths and will uncover more myths.

ITTA2 Thesis Research Paper

The structure of the essay will be of specific texts

A collection of graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction novels

The Myth Of The Georgian Window

A collection of the view, the window and the window frame

Fragments Around The Site

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Deconstructing The Fragments Of David Rodinsky's Room

Each piece of artefact, fragment remains as David Rodinsky had left it. Each item projects a myth and a memory. As Rachel Lichenstein describes the myth 'Nothing is known about Rodinsky, much is rumoured. There is nobody to explain the story. One day a man who lived alone in a dead building, in a forgotten part of town, walked out, disappeared. But it was not a true disappearance, because nobody noticed it. It was a trick without an audience. A retropective vanishing.'

Monday, 21 November 2011

Thursday, 17 November 2011

'Rodinsky's Room' By Rachel Lichtenstein And Iain Sinclair

Started reading this book by Lichtenstein and Sinclair. It is a story about a Polish Jew who disappeared in the 60s, without trace. But a collection of stories, artefacts and memory left behind in the attic above the synagogue of Spitalfields where he once lived. The disappearance or his wherabouts are unknown. Rachel Lichtenstein began to unfold the mysteries, and became obsessed with finding him and unravelling the past. The search for peeling the layers of this mystery allow her to begin to reveal what could be a series of myths.

She describes in the book of Rodinsky's room being chaotic... ' a room that was purposefully disarranged, stacked with hints and echoes. .. begin anywhere and you will find more material, tributaries branching from tributaries, than any one life can hope to unravel.'

Her attempts to reveal Rodinsky's life become stories. One material exposed, led to another material and another and so in the end there is a 'sign'. Relating back to my thesis, I will explore some of the layers of Brick Lane and begin to deconstruct the selective myths of the east end. The myths explored will be a collective series.

OBRAS - A Short Film By Hendrick Dusollier

In one single shot, Obras is a poetic and graphic journey through time and space, exploring Barcelona's wild irreversible destruction and reconstruction. In a virtual 3d space, Obras offers a plastic interpretation of urban mutations.

Autour Du Minuit Productions

Structuralism and Semiotics - Terence Hawkes

'We thus invent the world we inhabit: we modify and reconstruct what is given. It follows that, implicated as we all are in this gigantic, covert, collaborative enterprise, none of us can claim access to uncoded, 'pure' or objective experience of a 'real', permanently existing world. None of us, in short, is innocent.'

Terence Hawkes

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Design Project And Thesis Research Short Film - First Edit

The Mythologies Of Brick Lane

Brick Lane currently dominated by the Bangladeshi community obtains the 'status of myth'. The very first settler whom were the Huguenot settlers in the 15th Century laid their mark which is identified as a 'type of speech' A speech of which is called a 'myth' or in other words a 'message' specific to the nature of site and its history. Barthes states that ' is human history which converts reality into speech, and it alone rules the life and death of mythical language.'

The myth is essentially a pattern; the current Brick Lane would not be described as a myth without its history. An exploration in defining various myths will unraval the untold stories starting with a nugget of short films which will expose and construct the myths and we will then begin to see the layers underneath.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Deconstructing The Elements And Fragments May Begin To Reveal The Myth

The Seduction Of Analogy

The delusions of patients appear to me to be the equivalents of the constructions which we build up in the course of an analytic treatement ... just as our construction is only effective because it recovers a fragment of lost experience, so the delusion owes its convincing power to the element of historical truth which it inserts in the place of rejected reality.' - Constructions in Analysis, Freud

Is The East End A Constructed Myth?


'The fragment is the metonymic representative of already known narratives (the myths of time) which exceed the semantic compass of the fragments. Such fragments simultaneously face onto two dimensions of meaning - public and private, conscious and unconscious - and are symtomatically articulated. Enigmatically incomplete fragmentary signifiers - from the real world, from media images, from memory and fantasy - may be woven into delusional constructions of convincing realism. - In/difference Spaces, Victor Burgin

The 3 Waves Of Immigrants

Monday, 10 October 2011

Project 1-2_Multiplicities - One And Several Spaces

Mapping the architectural qualities of the space - a reflection of my personality. Reconfigured elements of which echoes the past ..

A Journey Through Whitechapel And Spitalfields, John G.Bennett

'The east end has undergone many periods of change, each one following a fallow period of inertia or neglect. The characters and traditions of the immigrant settlers left their mark, only to be partially rubbed away and replaced by the next wave...'

Reading List

'Atlas of Emotion' Guiliana Bruno
'Mythologies' Roland Barthes

Project 1-1_Chronogram

My First Blog Entry

Development work to be uploaded .. !