Tutorial with Jonathan Kearney on 30.11.17
During the tutorial we talked about Unit 1 feedback and what were my thoughts about comments made about my work:
I was quite happy with a feedback and agreed on most comments such as the relevance of the background and traditionally formed narrative. I wasn’t just happy about it – I felt relieved that this chapter is over and that I can move forward. I had to try some things, so I can find out what works best. By the time we all had this deadline I understood what worked most and what wasn’t, and what I have to do next. But hearing all these comments makes me stop doubting myself and just move on.
Following the feedback, I was very surprised about my research paper. I had a hard time writing it and had a crazy time submitting paper before deadline; I lost internet connection, I couldn’t make my phone working and use hotspot, I couldn’t go through all online material, which led me to panicking and I couldn’t properly finish my paper, because I had to run through places looking for wifi. I was in a bad place, but finding out that it wasn’t bad (as bad as I thought) and that I got B, I felt over the moon.
After briefly talking about feedback and my feelings, Jonathan wanted to find out my plans for Degree show.
I mentioned that I will be continuing making animations – short loops. I would like to focus on repetition and randomness, because all of it would be a part of projection installation, which is my biggest aim for the Degree show. I pointed out that it would be about 10 animations (or more), where each situation would be accompanied by object based metaphorical animation to create a juxtaposition. All animation would be put in a random order, which would lead to analysing and interpreting the two animations.
Jonathan suggested to work with installations at home – creating small models and projecting on various surfaces if I would like to use background. He also encouraged to dream big, but make a work that later could be easily adapted to a space I will be given during Degree Show.
We have also talked about one night events at museums/gallery spaces, where it is possible to show some works/projection and see audience reaction. I haven’t heard about such events in Denmark, but I thought this is such a great idea and might need to ask some people what they think about it.
So, this tutorial mainly focused about Degree show and art making in the next 6 months:
- Core practice: looping animations
- Make small installation models
- Experiment with projections and project on various surfaces
- Find space to test projections
- Be able to adapt the work in a different space
Notes for myself:
- keep drawing and animating
- get a projector (done)
- get materials to make installation models
- find materials for projection screens
- play with ideas for projection installations
- find places where I can test my work for an audience