Reflection / Presentation Notes

Interdisciplinary Week Overview

Interdisciplinary week was a positive experience; it was both constructive and interesting. The people I worked with and along side, were lovely and fun to work with. I truly did enjoy working with people with such a varied skill set and background and felt I learned a great deal in just 3 days.

The project that followed, “…And” has however, not flowed as best as it could have, upon reflection. Usually having complete creative control is something that suits me, in my desire to explore art in its many forms, however the cohort and how it has been lead through this project has lacked direction and communication; although something I have found quite prominent throughout all projects.

Adapting to new environments and new people has been key to this project and having certain communication skills when working within groups. My biggest area for improvement lies within my confidence and talking within a group. By the time I had started to settle, the interdisciplinary week was drawing to a close.

This project has certainly highlighted my interest in other mediums and has made me question how to approach future work; to question and explore how I can push and challenge my own photography practice.

If I were to redo the project, I would have spent more time painting and drawing as it is what I love to do, away from photography.  Had I not have gravitated towards the group of people I worked with throughout interdisciplinary week, I’m unsure if I had have enjoyed the experience at all.

I do not feel I hindered anyone I worked along side with my work ethic; I believe I worked efficiently and fairly, contributing to our collective project. The team communicated very clearly and we actually had fun.

 


 

“…And”

The project that followed, “…And” has however, not flowed as best as it could have, upon reflection. Usually having complete creative control is something that suits me, in my desire to explore art in its many forms, however the cohort and how it has been lead through this project has lacked direction and communication; although something I have found quite prominent throughout all projects.

Inspired by my nan, having recently been diagnosed with dementia, I was somewhat fasinated by her versions of time and how everything seemed kind of distorted in her own little world. I wondered if this was something that I could pull into my own work, and it was something quite prominent at the time.

I began by using my 35mm camera; the two images I used, I took through the window of the patio doors in my parents house. In my photographs, I wanted abstraction but subtlety. They both include my nan within the pictures, just silhouetted. I have managed to capture within my images, 3 different scenes; my own physical reflection in the window and the surrounding features behind me, and scene from within the living room featuring my nan and my dad, and a scene through another window at the end of the room, looking out the front of the house.

I explore with collage, cutting up the photos to create a further abstraction and different fragments of time. Behind I have bits from random books to depict ageing and time.

The collage I produced however I did not feel was suitable or polished enough to exhibit, and was not entirely happy with my outcome. I opted for printing the images plainly; although I was happy with the images, I feel the narrative and my concept has been lost slightly.

 

 

 

 

 

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