PARTAK* CORNER Exhibit display

PARTAK* CORNER: *Partak - Russian prison slang for “tattoo”. - We use our bodies as a canvas to express ourselves. Some people prefer professional drawings with deep meaning, others, on the other hand, make really strange tattoos on their body parts. Most often it happens without any logical reason. Answering the question: why do people prefer ugly pictures instead professional and beautiful, we’ve got variety of statements, which are weird as tattoos on their bodies. For instance: I did it for fun, he did it because I cheated on him, I did it for free, I did it for you to have a question without answer, I did it because I’m an alcoholic, and the like. - We decided to make a "corner" to provide an opportunity and make a choice of the tattoo that suits you best.

The subject of our display - unprofessional home-made tattoos. We found some people who have them, and asked about the meaning behind their tattoo. Then we traced their tattoo and turned each response into a double-sided poster. 
On one side there is the drawing, on another – the respondent’s explanation of it. The initial idea was to interview each respondent in-depth, photograph them, and focus on the personality rather than just the tattoo. But because people we found weren’t very keen on talking, we settled on one short phrase from each person. 
We used wardrobe stands and hangers as an allusion to fashion choice one makes when getting a tattoo.

Партак 'Конер' - наш групповой проект в Британке, который сплотил разных людей в одно целое.
Выставочный стенд на тему 'не дизайна,' воплощённый в дизайн.
В данном случае, 'портачные,' то есть непрофессиональные татуировки.
Мы опросили людей, которые 'забились' совершенно странными татухами, и получили ответы на вопрос зачем, да-да, зачем они их сделали. 
Разобравшись в этом 'партаке,' хочу поделиться нашими открытиями в презентации Partak*Corner.
​Collaborative project:

Alla Koldunova
Kristina Kolganova
Yulia Maltseva
Alexandra Troitskaya
Natasha Savicheva

Moscow, 2015
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PARTAK* CORNER:
*Partak - Russian prison slang for “tattoo”. 
- We use our bodies as a canvas to express ourselves. Some people prefer professional drawings with deep meaning, others, on the other hand, make really strange tattoos on their body parts. Most often it happens without any logical reason. Answering the question: why do people prefer ugly pictures instead professional and beautiful, we’ve got variety of statements, which are weird as tattoos on their bodies. For instance: I did it for fun, he did it because I cheated on him, I did it for free, I did it for you to have a question without answer,I did it because I’m an alcoholic,etc. 
 
The subject of our display is unprofessional home-made tattoos. We found some people who have them, and asked about the meaning behind their tattoo. Then we traced their tattoo and turned each response into a double-sided poster. 
On one side there is the drawing, on another – the respondent’s explanation of it. The initial idea was to interview each respondent in-depth, photograph them, and focus on the personality rather than just the tattoo. But because people we found weren’t very keen on talking, we setteled on one short phrase from each person. 
We used wardrobe stands and hangers as an allusion to fashion choice one makes when getting a tattoo.
We asked several people with tattoos to chose one of our posters that suit them most and took photos of them in different poses. We didn’t take photos of faces because we wanted to show just an owner of a tattoo, not exact person.
As far as our exhibition stand can be seen by small amount of people, we decided to show the essence of our project in the catalogue. It shows our stand, describes idea of the project, and includes all posters presented in unusual way. There are also interviews with the owners of tattoos.
Induction and all navigation details are designed in the same style as the posters - with caps and black lines.
We used this photos as frames to present all our posters in catalogue.
We ask people about their opinion about tattoos, reasons why they did it. We have interviewed a lot of people, and we chose only several ones for publication. 
In the end of our catalogue after the list of names there are four sheets of stickers - two different sets presented in two copies.
Catalogue is bounded with the usage of a hanger. It can be easily placed on wardrobe stands with the posters or used separately.
​Collaborative project:
 
Alla Koldunova
Kristina Kolganova
Yulia Maltseva
Alexandra Troitskaya
Natasha Savicheva
 
Moscow, 2015
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