Final Major Project – 1:2:1 Tutorial with Wendy McMurdo – 27th November 2018

Summary

After the cancellation of my exhibition space – I shouldn’t panic I still have time!

I shared the images I had taken as part of the task set to me.

We discussed my reluctance over sharing my images of the family archive.

What I need to do with my work:

If I want to continue with Alzheimer’s:

  • I could ask if the Editorial Team could do a piece
  • I already have links to the Events Team
  • This will help me with my links to collaboration.

If I decide to go with a broader mental health issues:

  • I could hold a workshop
  • If I decide to hold a workshop I must have images/documentation to show the experience
  • Development of the mindfulness/contemplative photography skills I have been practising in my personal photography work.

A workshop feels like a really achievable option. It will achieve the SMART objectives i can measure the success against.

Research to follow up:

Whitechapel Gallery – Gillian Wearing – the work she did on her Grandmother

Dafnor Talmor – How she carries out workshops – Perhaps a case study here.

Natasha Carruna – Workshop examples

Jo Spence – Phototherapy

http://www.hospital-rooms.com

Daniel Meadows – look him up on YouTube – Specialises in digital storytelling.

Next Tutorial: 22nd January 2019

Final Major Project – 1:2:1 Tutorial with Wendy McMurdo – 13th November 2018

Summary:

I need to get up to date.

With my Alzheimer’s work I should have the goal of aiming at the Bob & Diane Fund Competition next year. (I’ve just missed the deadline for this year)

Feedback for the new images that I have produced:

  • The less manipulation the better
  • The Silhouette is just an illustration
    • Recreating my memories with the silhouette within it could be too much of a challenge.
  • I should be using the archive that I already have – this being the family album.

What I need to do with my work – 

For the next tutorial – 

  • Photograph in-Situ 12 rephotographs
  • Try new techniques either holding the image or inserting via photoshop.
  • They need to be high quality
  • Create a PDF from here.

Research to follow up:

  • Nicky Bird – nickybird.com
    • Family Ties Network
    • Travelling the Archive images.
    • Test > Projection > Retake
  • Rosy Martin
  • Family Photography
    • This is important – Visual Metaphors
    • Shooting more and collecting more
  • Research the Family Photo Album
  • Either Family – Vernacular Photography
  • Collecting Letters and Cards

Next Tutorial: Tuesday 27th November 2018

Final Major Project – 1:2:1 Tutorial with Wendy McMurdo – 31st October 2018

Summary:

FMPP Feedback – 

  • My FMPP was illustrated with a good range of appropriate references.
  • I need to consider how DNA could be visualised/recorded/depicted. How I could harvest my own DNA.
  • Am I incorporating my DNA with my own archival imagery
  • The historical past mentioned in my FMPP is interesting.
  • Perhaps think about working on Typologies.

What I need to do with my work – 

My work is fragmented – I must do more research.

What is my work about? Is it DNA, Identity, Uniqueness (Does this link to ethnicity or is this unlinked?

Social Context / Political Context.

Revealing something hidden

Memory ( this is a major area for my research)

Find my links 

  • Family
  • Memory
  • Dementia Research – Alzheimer’s Society.

Research to follow up:

Look at the Centre for Life – DNA discoveries

Hew Locke – Monuments

Stephen Gill – Best Before End

Mark Quinn – Blood Cubes, DNA, Family Portrait – this could be very important to my current path.

Next Tutorial: 13th November 2018