Final Major Project – Project Development – 17th September 2018

I feel quite torn in my work today. Having just got my results and my old project to a certain degree was successful. However I just don’t feel any love or joy and quite simply I don’t know who my audience is and this is reflected in some of the feedback I have received also.

The new work I have been completing I have a real passion for. I would also have the perfect location for an exhibition. My feeling that the Newcastle City Library would be great for this if I can get it booked.

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My Angel – Kirsty Logan, September 2018

The ideas that I have swirling on my brain are unnerving as fear of failure is high. I desperately want to achieve a good grade for this course and I just need to find the perfect project. I also want to be able to connect on a personal level with this project.

Final Major Project – Project Development – 3rd September

I am still really drawn to the idea of Identity – I feel I need to discuss this when we are back, perhaps in my Pecha Kucha presentation tutorial.

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Fingerprint – Kirsty Logan, 2018

The Fingerprint truly identifies an individual therefore to overlay a fingerprint over a location does this, exemplifying the feeling of identity and individual feelings of a specific place.

I made a mock-up of what an image might look like, it is a very rough attempt, but I like how it looks so far.

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Sage and Tyne Fingerprint – Kirsty Logan, 2018

I’ve posted this image to social media and the feedback seems quite positive. I think personally this project means much more to me which may well mean I am more able to engage more with my subject.

Final Major Project – Project Development – 30th August

Identity

“the fact of being who or what a person or thing is”

“a close similarity or affinity”

“Your identity is who you are”

“Condition or character as to who a person or what a thing is; the qualities, beliefs, etc, that distinguish or identify a person or thing”

Fingerprint

“An impression or mark made on a surface by a person’s fingertip, able to be used for identifying individuals from the unique pattern of whorls and lines on the fingertips”

Final Major Project – Project Development – 24th August 2018

The feature of my focus in my previous module (Surfaces and Strategies) was Life/Death/Rebirth, and whilst I really enjoyed this I am questioning whether it is something that I really want to continue.

Looking back over some past work I found my Sellotape image from the Informing Context module. This image features a fingerprint. This made me think about Identity.

I came across the book Northerners – Portrait of a no nonsense people by Sefton Samuels

What I noticed about this book was while there were a couple of images from the North East there is much more focus on the North West. Quite often we seem like a forgotten people not featuring a great deal in the government plans for improvement, the refusal to dual the A1 instead finding projects further south.

This made me think about a project I’ve been dwelling over for a while ” Northern Identity”

I don’t want to use portraits I want to use fingerprints over the top of North East images.

This is my image Sellotape which I link closely to identity.

I want ti overlay this type of fingerprint over the North East. Over the break between modules I want the fingerprint to be subtle but a statement. I need to think about the titles of the images – should it be the name of the place or the name of the fingerprint.

Sellotape March 2018

ACTION:

Research Martin Parr and Chris Killip

 

References:

Samuels, S., 2011. Northerners – Portrait of a no nonsense people. 1st ed. United Kingdom: Ebury Press.