In order to get my personality into my work for this project I started by thinking about what and who I am, and what I like. I then flipped my thinking, and wondered what it might be like if I wasn't able to do any of these things? For example I love being in the outdoors, but if I had a condition called Agoraphobia I would be afraid of leaving the house... This led to me thinking about strange disorders and I came across this list.
I then went through the list, thinking about which disorders had the most and best opportunities to explore them visually. While quite a few of them were interesting, weird and funny there was one that instantly stood out -Alice In Wonderland Syndrome, or AIWS. From Wiki;
"Alice in Wonderland syndrome is a disorienting neurological condition which affects human perception. The most prominent and often most disturbing symptom is that of altered body image: the sufferer will find that they are confused as to the size and shape of parts of (or all of) their body." Sufferers may also see "objects with the wrong size or shape and/or finds that perspective is incorrect. This can mean that people, cars, buildings, etc. look smaller or larger than they should be, or that distances look incorrect; for example a corridor may appear to be very long, or the ground may appear too close."
This all sounds very weird, and very visual. This is perfect for me as in order to not make the mistakes I made during NP, I need to start creating imagery right from the get-go and by choosing a really visual topic I'm giving myself the best possible start...
With every blog post I'm going to try and put up a link to the tunes that I'm feeling that day, so for today we're going to Phillies finest - No Great Pretender