I have a video tutorial for BoW (3) just before the holidays. Here is the report for it.
I took some time to let it sink in a little further: part of me wanted a clear steer of: this works, this doesn’t. I didn’t get that. What I got instead is a clear discussion of what constitutes my practice and how to proceed with that knowledge. The tutorial also returned to me the idea of rawness, directness, that I thought I had lost with the meek performative processes I had set in motion. It also moves, with the idea of a mobile, the satellite objects of work from the Research 2 tutorial into the actual work itself.
A good 2020 lies ahead. Hello, November assessment.
Here a brief overview of the topics discussed, see the report for full notes:
That Research articulates in its handbook effectively a social science dissertation project has helped to push me towards investigating research as practice and I find that I am in a productive process of making such research as practice. [During the tutorial this seemed to hover somewhat: I come away thinking of the dangers of merely employing creative methods for a social science project; much later I realise that this tension is productive and at the heart of what I am exploring as expanded field of drawing and a creative practice therein.]
There are four main fields of discussion for this tutorial:
- What and who can I lean on for making work, i.e.: what is a productive context?
- What constitutes the work/ practice?
- What is the framework, or, as I name it as ‘animating principle’ that underpins and organises the work. Doug moves to call it cosmology.
- What relationship am I forming with the viewer/ audience?