CityU/SCMural project work in progress web page

  A interactive educational mural for the School of Creative Media of the City University of Hong Kong and its new building near Kowloon Tong desaigned by the architect Liebeskind. The building will be official opened on October 28th 2011. The content of the mural scroll will be producedinJuly/August 2011. Concept, visuals and design by Tjebbe van Tijen/Imaginary Museum projects. 3D models by Tamas Walickzy of the Schoolf of Creative Media Hong Kong.

Content of mural: Principles of Staging & Pre-Cinematic Principles.

The first idea was to cover the full wall surface with the visual materials (see 16 and 17) for early sketches).

Both the needed resolution of the digital picture, as the relative short distance in a hall that narrows down to a corridor (see 3) lead to a change of concept, with a band/scroll as an object on top of the wall with a hieght of 120 cm.
 
1 Entrance for the School of Creative Media at the 7th floor with a view of the walls on which the visual narrative educational scroll will be displayed.
 
2 One of the early sketches for the mural scroll running along several walls that form a block in this part of the building. The scroll will appear at one end from a wall and disappear 30 meters further again into a wall.
 
3 mMasurements and sketches made in May/June 2011 to try out different ways of
 
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5 Below is the second detail 3D model by Tamas Walickzy (numbers 5-15) whereby the panels at the corners stand out from the wall (which can be seen in the drawings 7, 14 and 15)
 
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16 First sketches using the full wall
 
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19 Ideas for possible extension of the actual content of the Panorama of Pre-Cinematic Principles scroll with objects that can be found in local Hong Kong museums...
 
  Ceramic vessels with narrative elements on their surfaces that needed to be turned around for the story to appear and disappear in the sight of the viewer is the subject of this part of the scroll. The fascinating phenomenon is that the spectator by rotating the (ceramic) object animates the story. Some of the ceramic objects on show in your museum do have a similar functionality. What I propose is that I will select one of such objects, either from the ones on show or from your collection in storage (which I can access through your database on-line) and that this object will be held in the hands of one of your curators to simulate its actual usage (which is lost in most traditional vitrine displays of ceramic objects). Such a photographing session can be done in a very simple way. As the whole scroll will be documented in detail, allowing the viewer to point their mobile phone to the QR-codes (dot-matrix codes) embedded most probably in the poetic caption line of text at the bottom of the scroll, also the histroci object of the HK Museum of Art will be referenced in this way, stimulating visitors top your museum to see the objects in yet another perspective, in this case 'pre-cinematic' qualities of dynamic handling of pottery.
 
  This is a link to an earlier version of the Panorama of pre-Cinematic Principles, which I want now to extend with a few more Chinese culture examples. http://imaginarymuseum.org/PCP/index.html