Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Dai Collage! The Transformation Begins!
How to turn a 6 ft 2 plastic ex shop model into
A Welsh Language Translator
Jeff drills the holes into is his stomach (ouch) and cuts a square out of his back(looks a bit CSI to me!) to fit the speaker adapted from an old CD player of mine, so Dai becomes a speaker ready to house the welsh language translation of my production.
Now for his skin!
Using recycled newspapers from the west wales coast line
the collage starts ...
Paper maché: Have used 50/50 PVA and Water glue
And it sticks a treat
Just a bit of patience now ...
Have sat him on a stool in the lounge so that when there's a spare 5 minutes, whoever is passing can help out with sticking a bit on,
then it will be done in no time!
I have cut out all the relevant stories that I want for the top layer so that he is a good read.
Once all the scripts and lyrics are complete, I will get them translated and then find welsh speakers from around the west wales coast line to do recorded readings, which I will edit and mix with music, played through Dai ... if you'd like to take part in some recordings email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dai will be the introductory installation before the live performances ...
This is the point where if I were on Blue Peter I'd whip out a finished collage translator and say ... 'Here's one made earlier!'