In response to Spiketail94's “Bliss n Eso Next Frontier Inspiration” Competition.
“I wished for a star but dreamt a galaxy” By munna-chan78 2014
Using an enlarged empty room such as a gallery space, hundreds of ceramic moulded stars will almost fill the room.
Having these ceramic stars suspended from the ceiling on various lengths of string or fishing wire so the method of suspension isn't properly seen. This is to make them appear as though they aren't hung giving a cosmic and even magical sensation as the viewer wanders through and around the space. Additional stars will be on the walls and floors. Arranged in a wave formation from one end of a wall all the way around to meet up again while mounds of stars will be clustered together around the floor space with single stars scattered around. This is to represent movement in the galaxy and that the stars create different paths and opportunities. Using stars on the floor and allowing them to be walked upon and/or around and symbolise that sometimes there is failure and disappointment along our path.
Associating the idea of 'wishing upon a star' and 'aiming for the stars' this installation is about about reaching goals and fulfilling dreams. Containing the room with stars signifies that our lives are filled with endless possibilities and opportunities much like the ever expanding universe. Hanging stars at different levels indicates that some dreams are further away and must be reached for if a dream wants to be obtained.
Using a plaster mould the stars can be mass produced and therefore a vast amount that is uni-formal can be constructed. The purpose of them being the same is that we all have similar dreams and aspirations as well as maintaining a consistency within the space.
Since the stars are ceramic there would be corresponding ceramic decoration though the use of a glaze. A shiny glaze would suit these stars perfectly rather than a matte because they will produce a stronger impact with the interaction of the lighting and have a better quality of a cosmic atmosphere.
Solid colours must be used however the thickness of application can vary causing a uniqueness between each star, symbolising that each 'dream' is different even though some may look very similar. A cool colour pallet of blues, purples, greens and possibly even dark reds would suit as that would produce a contrast with the typical lighting of an inside space. However, in regards to lighting I think natural sunlight would be much more effective as the change in the day will incorporate an additional interaction, making it so then dreams can be achieved any time of the day and mainly whenever possible. Lamps or strips of lights normally seen in aeroplanes and soft warm lighting would only be used when the space becomes to dark to be visible and even then, it's not to illuminate the entire space.
Glow in the dark or iridescent paint will also be used in addition to the man made milky way. More cosmic paraphernalia including planet shapes and also text of inspiration will be painted on the walls, ceiling and floor forming depth and expansion while also presenting the additional message that some aspirations can't be seen so easily and that they appear at a certain time. That sometimes one has to wait for an opportunity to appear even though they are aiming for another one and as reminder to not give up [with the use of text].