Exploratory Project – Outline

Starting Point

Building off the Mapping the Territory project, look back on what where my main areas of interest, and influences to push my practice to be more challenging, professional and effective at communicating my ideas.

I am curious about; fictional archives, how I can create analogue work that also exists on the internet to increase accessibility and venture into a new medium, newHive, graphs and mapping information, cosmology and mythology associated with the stars, how that applies to everyday life and ultimately how the cosmos relates to the body.


Employ museological techniques to create fabricated artifacts and documents to tell the story of a fictional archive. This includes labeling, display and archiving. Possibly creating a website for the works to be documented but also link to the internet work.

Create an online work that accompanies drawings and other ephemera to explore new media. Pre-exiting platforms like newHive maybe the way to go.

Risks and Anticipated Challenges

Like always, failure – conceptually and in execution.

I anticipate the challenges will be in research – not getting carried away, sticking to my timeline and technically in the creation of an online work. If coding is involved that will take some time to sort out and learn.

Leave time for trial and error.


Week 1 February 19-25

  • brainstorm ideas/create timeline
  • planning and research phase
  • source needed materials

Week 2 February 26-March 4

  • take out needed books from Library/build online bibliography
  • begin sketching/making the work
  • start test on newHive
  • February 27 – Maryse Goudreau artist talk at Owens Art Gallery – also works with archives

Week 3 March 5-11

  • begin drawings on carbon paper – experiment
  • March 8 – send work for tutorial & post outline and images on journal
  • March 10 – Cyanotype Workshop at Imago (lead by me)
  • group crit this week?

Week 4 March 12-16

  • continue research – consider specifically how text will be incorporated into this installation – a book? labels?
  • begin to build light boxes for carbon paper drawings
  • Mon 12 Mar: Tutorial AR

Week 5 March 17-25

  • continue research and exploration of new mediums
  • Mon 19 Mar: Tutorial with visiting lecturer

Week 6 March 26-April 1

  • March 26 – Exploratory Project Progress Review
  • take feedback and apply to work by making

Week 7 April 2-8

  • continue to make and research
  • focus on newHive component this week and how it will fit with analogue works, how will they all be presented together? how do they exit separately?
  • April 7: Making Day

Week 8 April 9-15

  • Reflection period — use comments from making day to assess the direction the work is going according to an audience, adjust as needed.
  • April 18-21 in Vancouver for Museums and the Web – use as time for reflection, as it may not be possible to do much making this week

Week 9 April 16-22

  • aim for a group crit for this week
  • use feed back in work by making and editing

Week 10 April 23-29

  • test light boxes and make adjustments
  • editing period: look at all the work together and consider how it functions as an archive of my narrative – consider making more work, or leaving some work out

Week 11 April 30-May 6

  • continue making
  • Mon 30 April: Tutorial AR
  • book space with Struts Gallery to put up instillation

Week 12 May 7-13

  • install work and document — making adjustments as needed
  • 11 May: upload images for group evaluation

Week 13 May 14-20

  • May 14th: Exploratory Project Seminar / evaluation

*Meet in a small group at least twice throughout the project.


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