So I have zotero sorted and now have started filing and tagging the notes as well as making notes on all the pdfs I currently have. This is a good task but has taken a while to straighten out so that I can label and source info in the future.
The next stop are the first set of books, and understanding zotero further to ensure that I am using it to the best ability, to support how I can use the knowledge acquired to understand how my practice could be classified, or link to these matters.
Yesterday, I spent time looking at short You tube clips of artists - to re-familairise myself, realising that I have missed more than I thought, and this shows in my representation of my work as I had not realised that I have been influenced. This may be becasue I have gathered these thoughts through osmosis as such, and as such picked up scraps of thoughts without understanding the context.
On Boxing Day I had a good chat with my son - a teacher and lecturer in PPE to clarify in simple terms how theories, movements interlink and how the society functions, I also discovered that a lot of the theorists I learnt around 20 years ago, are now out of favour, tied to ill conceived or oppressive theorists so i am revisiting those as well. I know it is not a small task. I am aiming to get the PDF's notation and categorising completed by January 1st then move onto the books, and notations.
Lastly, I am going to revisit my last Essay to Pryle, I know I undersold myself on it, I didn't plan properly and should have started it earlier, not really realising the confusion on my head that has emerged since my last study for my Cert Ed four years ago. So I will write the one I should have written, using the new references that will nail it., so I have have concreted the understanding in my mind.
I am also going to relook at writing shorter pieces, answering the simple questions that can then in essence be discussed with Pryle and any inconsistencies ironed out.
I am aware that the next Module has a 3000 word piece at the end of it, but I need to get my critical thinking head on to encapsulate the thinking so i am hoping that Pryle will help by giving me some focused questions to think about, even if simplistic so i can pull together thoughts into argument to cement it in my brain, therefore lowering the anxiety.
Tomorrow, we head to London, dropping my step son to Euston, Brendan and myself are then spending three days wandering around London visiting Art galleries, We are seeing Yoko Ono at Whitechapel, Tate Modern and hoping to photograph the city and its emptiness.