human fishtank on a budget
January 17, 2013 8:09 AM Subscribe
For an art project I'm looking to build a transluscent human-sized fishtank-like container. How can I accomplish this without spending thousands of dollars?
posted by divabat to Media & Arts (10 answers total)
The concept I'm trying to embody is being "trapped in my own head / trapped in society's expectations". The idea is of a translucent container around me where you can kinda make out my body from the outside but it's rather fuzzy. From the inside I would be trying to reach out by writing messages on the other side - but the translucent fuzziness means you may not be able to make out what I'm writing.
I'm thinking sizewise it would be between a shower cubicle and bench-coffee table length. Needs to be taller than me so that you can't peer into the top of my head. The thing will be temporarily set up on site so it needs to have an element of portability.
* Using room dividers/screens around me and putting translucent plastic or glass as the screen - where would I find such a thing?
* a frosted/translucent Zorb ball - Googling this has been tricky (I keep getting *transparent* Zorb balls which is not the effect I'm after!)
* Put up posts and wrap saran wrap around - is there such a thing as frosted saran wrap?
I did ask the event/exhibition organisers if there was possibility of using a bay window or shopfront-type space but they didn't think that was likely.