Final Major Project – 1:2:1 Tutorial with Wendy McMurdo – 29th January 2019

Summary:

  • Discussed the gallery meeting that I had yesterday and made a provisional booking for.
  • We discussed that a pop up event might be enough – or just the launch event.
  • Instead of doing a live talk – I could have one that is recorded.
  • Some of my close up work is not as strong as the seascapes however once I explained why these images are important I have chosen to re shoot them.
  • I need to have a think about how explicitly I want to talk about my personal issues.
  • My work needs to have beginning and ends/ ebbs and flows.

What I need to do with my work:

  • Get in touch with Digital Lab
  • Think about the type of presentation that I would like to use. My work is almost diaristic I should perhaps present it in this way.
  • Would my work be successful in a website blog type of presentation.
  • I should tell my story

Research to follow up:

  • Pre Raphaelite Art – Melancholic
  • Hamish Boulton, Simon Roberts
  • Watch Francis Alys – Ice Block in Mexico Xity
  • Bobby Baker – Mental Illness and Me

Next Tutorial: Tuesday 12th February

Final Major Project – 1:2:1 Tutorial with Wendy McMurdo – 22nd January 2019

Summary:

I presented my draft water presentation

Although I have decided not to pursue my Alzheimer’s project it is felt that I should still clearly document it in my CRJ.

What I need to do with my Work:

Contextualisation:

  • How people see water in lots of different ways
  • bodies of water metaphor
  • I need to consider images and text
  • Use Creativity – What do I want to say – Titles
  • Exploration of my own issues is the creativity to explore aspects of the self.
  • Think about the space to just be through photography.
  • For the Falmouth F2F event, get some good prints to show and curate with Wendy

Research to Follow up:

  • Watch Simon Roberts video – vantage points
  • The Pond Moonlight – Edward Steichen
  • Andreas Gursky – River Rhine
  • Jo Spence – Photo-therapy Work – Using Self portraiture
  • Susan Derges – River Taw
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto – Seascapes
  • Roni Horn – Another Water ( Look at the Tate, This project is loaded with important information for me) Water, Bridges, Suicide.
  • Ian McEwan and Robert McFarlane – Writing about water, landscapes and walking
  • Look at the CRJ of previous students to fully understand the presentation of the final outcome
  • Research Workshops looking at collaborative practice.

Next Tutorial: 29th January

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