We took the boat at 7:40 to get to Evian to have the time to take our measures.
The sunrise and the protostructure.
We discovered the protostructure and last year's node.
The nodes and the visible foundations.
Our measuring tools : body part: Sophie's foot, object from surrounding: chestnut, verb: to pull.
The chestnut and Sophie's foot next to the visible foundation.
Our last measuring tool: time. We measured this by when one of us started hurting.
We dug a hole around the foundations to explore how it was made.
The before and after of the digging of the foundation, with our tool of measurement.
After a small sprint to get to the boat at 9:25 (not at 9:45 like Anna H. remembered) we embarked on the journey to discover the effect the rainy weather had had on our on-site plaster cast.
Before and after: natural deformation.
To move the plaster we had to make the choice of cutting off a corner.
Various pieces of plaster.
The full process of plastering the foundations can be summarised by five verbs: mixing, applying, drying, scraping and pulling.
Video of the stages of casting.
We were diversely affected by the process.
Sophie's hands and Anna H.'s legs.
The process had various effects on our senses
Anna H.: smell_wet grass, touch_smooth mud and dry dirt, taste_bitter dirt covered concrete, sight_raindrops on my camera, sound_the ping of raindrops on my umbrella.
Anna O.: smell_humidity, touch_tiring, sight_messy, sound_foggy, taste_adventure.
Sophie S.:smell_ fresh, touch_new, taste_raw, sight_dramatic , sound_drops.
We found the Great Mosque of Djenne that reminds us of the project.
The Great Mosque, Djenne, Mali, 1907
The whole process made us reflect upon measures as a project.
How does the past define our present?
Are we digging up the past or the present?