After receiving the English translation of the poem and the last round of explorations I decided my deliverable that is a visual identity for an exhibition at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – SFMOMA. From my concept of infinity and endless repetition found in nature and in contrast with human creations, I come up with a free exhibition called The Endless Exhibition, where visitors will experience the rhythm present in nature x human-made endless patterns.
DESIGN SOLUTION (1st attempt)
(Indoor TVs, Social Media and Exhibit Entrance)
After last explorations, the English translation of the poem came through in order to clarify and might give a new direction for new explorations. In my case, the concept that I’ve been working in some way ties with the translation.
POEM // ENGLISH TRANSLATION
ENOUGH – IT’S ENOUGH!
– Bimal Koirala
Enough of poetry, enough of stories
enough of music, enough of art
I’ve had my fill of pickled ideals
from the shopping bag of history – I’m full
don’t add any more to life
this incalculable suffering is enough
don’t slice any more life
on the chopping block of time
enough! I’ve had enough of everything –
enough of politics, enough of history
enough of geography, enough of planning
enough of sympathy, enough of trust
also enough of promises.
Still looking… looking…
as if there’s still something left
don’t hand me that menu – I’m full
I’ve had my fill of crispy slogans
sauteed in modern ideas – I’m full
don’t give me any more
this much is enough.
please- no more slow poison.
To last one lifetime – this much is enough.
To last one history – this much is enough.
Continuing exploring the concept of infinity, and endless lines and shapes I started observing surroundings to get inspired by. During some of my sessions of observations, I got intrigued by patterns and repetitive forms in our daily lives so I decided to take close looks at some objects and materials that create feelings of infinity.
After the first week of explorations and assumptions of the poem, I come up with the idea of infinity, which is the idea of something that has no end, where I could realize when joining letterforms together.
Infinity is not big, not huge, not tremendously large, it is endless.
After further explorations, I come up with a sphere based on the recognition of the endless lines found on the Hindu letterforms, where you can turn it 360° and still seeing these lines that are an amazing aspect of the Hindi letterforms.
Every day we run across texts we don’t understand, whether it is because the language is foreign, or the jargon is too specific or encoded in slang. For this reason, I was assigned to interpret a foreign poem, in this case, it is written in Hindi.
I tried different approaches for this poem, for example getting pretty close to the letterforms and try to see connections among them and imagining some characters or even possible patterns.
Here are 3 of the 20 rough sketches picked by classmates to further development.
Here comes the final week for this project where I have my final version of the movie trailer called Blackout.
*All footages were recorded in San Francisco – California
Adobe After Effects (transitions, movements, and treatments) and Adobe Premiere (sound effects).
This week I refined my series of posters and was assigned to create a first draft for my movie trailer using my the typography feeling that I created.
Movie Trailer (1st draft)
On my movie trailer, I want to express an extension of the feeling that the audience can experience in the series of posters that is a survival movie during a worldwide blackout. Thus, showing the blackout itself mixing with action, suspense, chaos and dramatic changes.
Adobe Photoshop (background images), Adobe After Effects (transitions, movements, and treatments), and Adobe Premiere (sound effects).