Challenge #8: Wrap it Up!
Make your own artworks using textiles and found objects!
Christo and Jeanne-Claude Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-95.
Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 1995 Christo Source: christojeanneclaude.net
The Reichstag building is in Berlin and it's under all that cloth! It took 100,000 square meters of silvery fabric and over fifteen kilometers (about 9 miles) of blue ropes to wrap this up! The artwork was allowed to stay for two weeks in the summer of 1995. What an incredible sight it must have been!
The plan: You are going to make your own artworks using stretched textiles and found objects.
What you need: fabric, an object, string, a camera (phone).•Find an object and wrap it in fabric.•Secure the fabric by wrapping round the string or tape.•Photograph your object with a camera (phone).•Write: How has it changed? What does it look like now?