Everyone has a way to self express them selves, some just need that bit of help to do so…..
This is nice! This is the sort of direction I want to head in!
Thinking about what is going to be in my space has made me come to realise that I don’t want to over do it. I want to go down the route of designing in a simplistic, modernised theme. Aspects of the substation, such as the raw brick and the rubble has already given it its own feel and personality. I want to make the space come alive, leave an impact the same way street art does but in a simple way.
"The expression of one’s own personality”
Self expression to me is a way for people to become there own. for people to express what ever they want to express, whether its to others or in a room by them self. Self expression releases pain, happiness, excitement etc. I feel Its a way of getting everything out what you want to get out in the way you want to get it out in. I want to create a space where people can do just this, a place where people can do what they want e.g. paint a picture, throw paint everywhere, scream down a microphone, a place to just self express in any way they want to. I feel this will bring the community together in a place that they can all feel on the same level as everyone else and will not be judged. There are many offices around Ancoats, jobs where you have to sit in an office all day, with no way to really let go. I want to create this place to give them this option to let go, a place where they can go after work and release.
Another thing I would like to incorporate is that once the week is over everything is cleaned and started as a ‘fresh canvas’ so that people can do different things every week. I would then want to take the work that has been done that week and have it displayed, allowing people to see it and be proud. The work may have been choosen by the person to be done in a private room so no one knows which bit is who’s, but I want people to be encouraged to come together and start to talk about the work, making people come out abit and start to talk about things that they would never normally talk about.
My interest lies in my self-expression — what’s inside of me — not what I’m in.
I have been looking into the reasons why people use street are and also what peoples vies are. I believe graffiti especially to be a form of art where people display there thoughts and self expression. I want to now start to think about how I can relate this reasoning behind street art and turn my space in to something meaningful, something with reason, turning my “space” into a “place”.