Case 1.1 was our first group project of this school year. The task was to create a
sort of projection in a public space using VPT7. The theme/subject of the projection
had to be something that related to hidden poverty (People that might be living next to
you and are seemingly fine, yet are actually victims of poverty). This was a subject
that was also quite often mentioned in my previous school. Even meeting with these
people at some points & learning about their lives.
We worked in a group of four. These sort of tiny group projects were nothing new to me.
We had a problem coming up with a good idea the first week, but once we knew what we
wanted to do, the end result turned out to be quite good. VPT7 was… to be honest not
that fun to work with, especially since no one knew how the program worked (in our
entire class), yet we still had to use it. Thankfully one of our group members figured
it all out. There were some other small issues but these I’d rather keep to myself.
The last days, watching everyone set up their projections, were quite fun though.
I don’t have that many pictures, but basically our group made a story about two girls.
On the outside both of them seem to be really similar, yet behind the walls of their
houses there are small & subtle, yet visible, differences between the two of them. One
having a better/richer life than the other.
We initially wanted to make the whole thing digitally (a sort of animation movie) but due
to certain issues, we made paper puppets instead & filmed them behind a piece of white
cloth (like one of those indian shadow puppet shows). We then projected this movie
on the walls in the public space. I, along with the help of one of my groupmates, made
the puppets/scenery & the two of us also controlled the puppets behind the cloth. A third
member later filmed, edited the videos & projected them with VPT7.
I was quite stressed but in the end everything worked out well. 🙂
(The public space was C-Mine by the way ↑. A part in the old buildings where you can see how the old mines worked. It is now a place tourists can visit.)