WiP April 2014

I've been experimenting with how to photograph the relatively small spaces in the flat for these update posts (and just generally). So today's post is brought to you with a heavy nod to David Hockney's composite photographic works.

Living Room

Living Room

The last month has seen the up swing in the progress of the flat. Walls and ceilings have been plastered, tiling has been started, so you can start to see what it will be like and it feels as though I'm finally getting somewhere.

Hall, through the new Living Room door

Hall, through the new Living Room door

New Bedroom wall

New Bedroom wall

On the other hand the "facilities" leave something to be desired: the toilet has to be flushed with a bucket, and the kitchen sink is no longer connected to the mains drainage and so draining into another bucket. It kind of makes sense though; as one friend pointed out, I have a greywater system! 

Bedroom: wardrobe/material's store ( with paint samples; it's going to be painted the dark grey on the left), the new doorway will on the right

Bedroom: wardrobe/material's store ( with paint samples; it's going to be painted the dark grey on the left), the new doorway will on the right

Bathroom, with the cistern-less WC

Bathroom, with the cistern-less WC

Bathroom, shower with tiling in progress

Bathroom, shower with tiling in progress

I really enjoyed making these images. I've done versions of these through out school and university, and so it feels like a natural step to use it here too. I think it could be developed to show the rooms as you experience them as much as how you see them; the adjacencies that you experience being in a space that can't be represented in a flat image. The pieces make a greater whole.

And the flip-side is that when you look at a whole in pieces you sometimes come across an abstract painting, a collaborative work in pink and grey by multiple occupants.