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CREATIVE COMPOSITION Post 110 -by Gautam Shah
We express about things, ideas, dreams, experiences, concepts; to re-enact, record or communicate. The re-enaction helps to reinforce the experience of a happening, and recover the missing sets of information. Recording helps to organize and condense the information for posterity. Communication imparts information to someone or secures a reaction.

The focus of the re-enactment is what one strongly feels, desires, or believes, and with that entire experience enlivened, justified or confirmed. Events occur in spatial context and have time sequencing, but for re-enactment, it is the personal relevance that becomes the force-de-majeure. The links between spatial or temporal segments are not amenable to any logic and so remain ethereal. The recording media (paper, tape, film) is an estate that must be used carefully. A record is created for its retrievalin some other time and space, by own-self or someone else and in part or as a whole. These, n…


Post 109by Gautam Shah ➔
A language is defined in many different ways. Some have defined it to be a string or combination of vocal sounds by which communication occurs. Others have called it to be an expression of ideas that combines the contents and sounds. In both the definitions, Expression and communication are common, but in the first definition the association of sound is considered an essential component. Contrary to it, deaf and dumb are able to communicate and express themselves. A language as an expression has either vocal or a graphical representation.

Within a community a language is the basis of expression and perception of information. It is the working system of communication matured over a period of time. In Gujarat, India, it is said that at every 30-km distance there is a noticeable variation in phonemes. This is due to effect of the local flora, fauna, terrain features, visitations by outsiders, and in recent times due to the…


Post 108by Gautam Shah ➔  .
Space is an entity a person identifies with. The relationship with the space manifests in many different ways. The most primordial one is the inhabitation. It becomes a precinct of safety and security. The precinct is reinforced with distinct reservations in time schedules and space markings, for different activities. This arrangement also involves the participants. The participants who make such arrangements also imprint their own selves here. The relationship between the participants and their space, occurs naturally, but the user wants to personalise it further. The user by adding and modifying the space imprints a personal identity.

The space identity is seen at several levels. The identity within an interior space is very individual, moulded usually by the housewife who conducts the house affairs. Outside the habitat it is formed by the housewife but it reflects the owner of the house. Neighbourhood identity develops as a comm…

IRON SMITHY - craft -1

IRON SMITHY - craft -1 Post 107by Gautam Shah ➔
Since prehistoric times, nearly every region of the world and every culture had some knowledge about iron. It was perhaps not sufficient enough to explore the very abundant resource material. Bronze was easier to extract and work, but Iron was tougher than bronze. It was less toxic for food and water storage, except for rusting. Pure iron as meteorite nodule is soft but unavailable in sufficient quantity. First lesson of iron-smithy was the realization that smelted Iron (with its impurities, chiefly of Carbon -automatically included during smelting) is a very hard and durable material. First Iron utilities were of Cast Iron varieties.

Lack of copper, and the abundance of iron everywhere encouraged developments in iron working. Large furnaces produced vast quantity of iron that was not processed further, but was shaped into various forms (vessels and solids) through casting and moulding. The next Iron smithy craft was forming sharp edged…