|The Bowes Museum|
Caroline is currently taking part in a project at the Bowes Museum. #Untitled 10 involves ten different practitioners making new work that explores the museum's collection, the people and the architecture. One of the key aims of this commission is for the ten participants to document and share their creative journey and to engage the public in the processes, materials and techniques that artists, designers and craft practitioners use when making work. For this commission Caroline is researching the Bowes Museum building and architecture and will explore these these through her practice in the paper arts and design for performance and film. The project does not need to reach a final completed outcome, although there will be an exhibition of the work made, so there is more scope for experimentation than would usually occur on paid commissions.
|View from the grand terrace of the parterre at the Bowes Museum|
|Film still from "Last Year at Marienbad," directed by Alain Resnais|
|Film still from “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” directed by Wes Anderson|
For “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson and his team decided to use miniature models to represent the hotel exteriors. The idea of creating miniature theatrical models and objects is an approach Caroline is planning to adopt within this commission. This will enable experimentation and prototyping crafted paper textiles that will draw upon the architecture of the Bowes Museum. There is also the scope to animate these objects and explore filmmaking on a small scale.