This was an interesting term, looking at Identity, at the place and the labels that I have adopted has allowed for me to explore the thoughts of who I am , how I experience the world and the cliches and metaphors that occur in life, whose use I may be happy with or that no longer serve.
I have learnt a lot around my self, my practice, who I identify with as a being, how I participate in my life and those of others and how I want to participate. Both in a professional capacity, in developments of my future plans while in a sense moving away from those things that have become habit into areas that give excitement.
The term has seen me revisiting and sparking new interests, and although it has taken longer to organise my thought processes as I have been multi tasking and unforeseen time restricted matters that have had to be prioritised so development has been intense and catching up in waves.
A development for next semester , I will be creating in a more balanced manner, small ideas / explorations everyday with a single way to reference all the research material in an accessible way.
The project and final piece this year was completely out of my comfort zone.
I have never used my self exploration writing as explicitly in a public piece, I have never created sound art or made a film as the director and creator. This is my first solo project, my larger pieces have always worked with a film-maker / photographer to capture as it is viewed so this was a good development, and a process I enjoyed learning, technically as an art form, mastering and understanding the software to turn my content and integrate, I had not used these before this semester, so lots of learning.
I have a stronger grasp on the Art History and theories that have been looked at across the semester, I can identify with some of the discourses but as I said, they haven't specifically formed new ideas to develop further however I can see the value that others might place on the need to explicitly come from a certain standpoint, belief and Method. ! have never been bothered by the labelling of things, more about the experiences it does lead too, so I am routed in my intention and the creation of pieces that follow a thematic focus. This allows movement in response, to a piece through internal conversations and external observation to communicate this response to an audience.
Overall, I am very proud of my creative bravery. It is welcomed and has kick started the journey back to wider creative practice.
Art As Grief