This is my first attempt at a zine:
I worked as part of a group to come up with this zine, ‘Hyde Park Alumni: Class of 2016’, which we had less than a day to produce. We decided to base our zine on the idea that Hyde Park is a residential area in Leeds that is full of students who are currently enjoying university life and often being irresponsible, however these students will probably one day go on to become functioning, well-respected members of society. Quotes such as “a future finance minister spends most of his money on vodka and pot noodles in here” were featured underneath an image of a scruffy-looking corner shop on Brudenell Road.
Portrait: Hungarian Man
Photograph: Ironic placement of the bank, the cashpoints, the betting shop and the homeless man.
As part of Leeds Light Night, we were instructed to go out and document the evening but with an alternative agenda other than to promote the night. I chose to document those working at the event. These are some of the photographs that I took:
We were given a brief to develop a table top circus game for Leeds Light Night which involves art installations involving light being exhibited throughout the centre of the city. LCA’s contribution to the evening was a range of table top stalls created by first and second year students.
After getting into groups with students from each year, my group decided to create a stall in which boxes of unknown objects are hidden behind a facade with hand-sized holes in. This allowed for participants to try and guess what each of the boxes contained, and those lucky enough to guess correctly won a packet of sweets! This went along with the theme of ‘Circus of the Senses’.
I feel as though the group I was in worked extremely well together. We all brought different skills and talents to the table and contributed equally. I used my previous experiences from studying 3d and product design to create the main structure of the stall and also helped to design and make the main facade. It was also fun and interesting to mix with others from my year and also the second year students.
My group really enjoyed getting feedback from the public and seeing their interaction with the stall. I felt that it was satisfying to see something that you have created being enjoyed by people. I felt we got a positive reaction from everyone who had a go. We also won the award for ‘Best in Show’ from the tutors which was another bonus!
The Myers Briggs Personality Test was interesting to do, I seem to lean more towards the extrovert, sensing, thinking and perceiving types. This seems to suggest that I am ‘a doer’ and ‘an ultimate realist’. It does seem correct in some ways as it predicted that I was enthusiastic at the beginning but my attention wandered towards the end of the evening which was true. It also correctly said that I would have been good at getting people involved, which I feel I was.
I have taken my drawing of the kebab and added some humour to the image by having animal parts sticking out of the sides. This alludes to the common thought that there could be any meat in kebabs and the person eating it would not have a clue. I am now going to screen print this image.