Monday, September 27, 2010

Doll Orchestra

Here is my doll orchestra:

This is the reason for my new bottle cap collection:

The caps can make noise.

 So the dolls can make noise and dance at the same time.

Some of them can even play the guitar.
The idea to create them came when I was asked to conduct a workshop with "music" as a theme. I found it very complicated, and it took me a long time to come up with this idea. I discovered that textile is one of the worst materials for sound effects, and I didn't have any idea how to incorporate the kind of dolls I make with the concept of "music".
Those dolls were made by upcycling fabric scrap using my wrapping technique, together with the bottle caps as instruments.
During the last two days, I conducted this workshop as part of a big event at Hiriya  Park. Actually, theses dolls were quite difficult for kids (and parents) to make; it is challenging, and for that reason also interesting. It has also been very intensive for me, and I didn't have any time to take photos of the parents' and kids' dolls. I will try to do so tomorrow.