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Taking down the installation- rather tricky to salvage every hat.
Posted 18 May 2014 01:29
Show over, guests have dispersed, the end of the event.
Posted 18 May 2014 01:29
Ready, set, go. Fashion show about to begin... lets see if the hats stay up!
Posted 18 May 2014 01:27
From 'clouds' to 'sky'. The concrete design plan abandoned for a more spontaneous formation. Initial concern that these threads would detract from the main screen, however, there's a loose symmetry to the new additions- transforming the installation from a flat screen to a sculptural piece running through the space.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:43
Screen on 15.05, currently discussing the addition of 'clouds' and wether they are necessary- from straight on the screen appears 2D and flat- an attempt to bring the installation into the entire space was decided upon and planned for 16.05
Posted 17 May 2014 00:29
First section of the installation complete on 15/05/14. A system of reshapers/'plump'ers, passers and hangers works rather efficiently for a speedy process.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:27
Counting loops to determine the central point of the net.
Posted 14 May 2014 20:52
Hanging hats to see how much sag each string would approximately create.
Posted 14 May 2014 20:51
Attaching hooks to hang the hats.
Posted 9 May 2014 21:25
My very efficient box system.
Posted 8 May 2014 18:08
Sewing sequence.
Posted 8 May 2014 18:01
Bin full of hats.

1 unit = 15 stacked hats.

Fundamental organisation.

Posted 7 May 2014 22:35
Proposal- Ephemeral-
Further screens made of hanging information cards, to be partially dismantled at each shows' conclusion via inviting the audience to take the cards away. The cards become a catalyst for re-engaging people with Stockport and millenary. Each card included different information- from the hat designers in the show to the history of millenary in Stockport- #bringhattingback was to be a social media platform to be launched during the show, and then carried through after in an attempt to reinstate Stockport in the hat design world.
Posted 7 May 2014 22:25
Proposal- Site specific-
Rebecca + Rachel
Rather than taking inspiration from the process of hat making, we decided to respond to the site. Here we incorporated the stain glass window (that is hidden as part of the 'green room' area for the fashion show) by hanging screens that projected light from the window back into the church, thus keeping the ambience of the space.
Posted 7 May 2014 22:21