Contextual Study Feedback
During my tutorial with Kimberley, we discussed how the structure is clear but to make sure that I situate my practice at the start, and continue to position practice within the theory throughout. Some things to note were to consider expanding out on topic of hierarchy (not necessarily authority), fact over hypothesis, and how layers of knowledge combine to create something more real. Also, when situating my practice within a field of contemporary practice, outline critical aspects and use one example as a case study. There is not really enough room to elaborate out too much further than that.
Wen writing, go from the general and then focus in on specifics, like on the subject of feminist reclaims of the cosmos, focus on how this is related to the hierarchies of knowledge. Finally she suggested emphasizing the idea of touch being linked to control, the scale of the work being related to human scale/intimate, the materiality making the unknowable palpable and the infinite size of the subject matter being made handheld. All good feedback and reminders to keep top of mind as I move forward.
In the peer review meetings, Tiina and Katie also had great suggestions for me, and I really appreciate them as readers coming at the writing with fresh eyes and clean slates. They suggested reigning in the scientific language and theory to make the text more accessible and focus in on ideas of scale in relation to time, and clearly define my argument related to the hierarchies of authority and gender. They also both were looking at Deluze’s theories, and suggested that him theories of conditions for knowing as always changing would be of interest to me. Ideas that experience only makes sense when organized by forms of sensibility and intellectual categories, fits in with the Kantian philosophy I was writing about last year. Deluze distinguishes art, philosophy, and science as three distinct disciplines, each analyzing reality in different ways, yet neither is considered above the other.
Collaging and scanning (mostly) completed, despite being interrupted by a rather impromptu need to move, as the folks I was house sitting for had to return home earlier than planned.With everything going on currently I sure most are finding it difficult to focus and be productive. It has been a really emotional week and I just felt I needed to take a break and reevaluate my priorities right now.
After a few days, I will pick back up on the video overlays for these works and formatting them for print, despite the current inability to get printing done at this time.
I also worked on a few more Celestial Terrestrial collages. I think with four or five more species a small publication can come together. I would like to have it printed, but I also plan to share this for free as an online zine.
Revised Exhibition Proposal
As we pivot to an online exhibition, I am proposing to build a microsite to house scanned versions of the original hand cut collages, and essentially fill the browser with each collage and overlaid video elements. By clicking on different sections of the collages, it will take the viewer deeper into the collage (pulling up details) or to the next collage in a cyclical fashion.
There will also be a free downloadable zine, which can be printed out at the viewer’s home, or saved to an ebook/tablet. This version can also be activated with an AR app, with instructions described in the zine.The AR video works are activated by pointing the tablets at the works on paper, showing video, animation and digital images on top of/melded with the physical works.
I see this fitting within the context of a group exhibition where each member of MA3 would have their own virtual room to populate with their work, and my room would link to this custom virtual site, and have a link to take the viewer back to the group show. However; I am open to alternatives to this means of display considering the context of the final group exhibition.
Similar to the SevenSisters.space project I worked on last year, this project will live online, but have a physical companion in time.