Finalising Composition

After re-thinking my final outcome yesterday, I spoke to one of my tutors today to get feedback on which of the two ideas ( a set of GIFs, or video montage combined with audio) would be more successful. Explaining my thought process verbally helped me continue the clarifying process I had started by writing yesterday’s… Continue reading Finalising Composition

Planning Final Outcome

I’m still confused and the deadline is in less than 3 days! Before half term I ‘decided’ I was going to make a set of GIFs, made from layers of collage, text from the interview and hand-drawn/painted imagery. However, one of my really early tests which had a really positive review was two clips filmed… Continue reading Planning Final Outcome

Visual Review & Taxonomy

With the deadline getting closer, I really want to resolve my project. I have done a fair amount of research and quite a lot of testing, but I’m still quite confused and the time pressure is making panicky and indecisive! I don’t know what I want to present in the exhibition. My tutor suggested that I… Continue reading Visual Review & Taxonomy

Myra Greene | sketches for something

http://www.myragreene.com/statements Myra Greene’s response to traditional African textiles is very thought-provoking to me. “Growing up in Harlem, I often walked past stores selling African textiles.  I was …subconsciously informed that as a black woman I should have an inherent relationship to these materials. I am attracted to the fabric as material and color, but felt… Continue reading Myra Greene | sketches for something

Chila Kumari Burman | Beyond Two Cultures

A lot of the ideas discussed in Lynda Nead’s Chila Kumari Burman: Beyond Two Cultures (1995) resonate with my feelings towards cultural identity and those described by my mum when I interviewed her. As Nead states, the wide range of media that Burman works with ‘carry meanings and values to almost the same extent as the… Continue reading Chila Kumari Burman | Beyond Two Cultures