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Colchester presentation 2013

  1. 1. professional practiceturn up on time, be nice and put in the hoursGrayson Perry
  2. 2. whatwhat do you actually do?
  3. 3. TO ROLLTO CREASETO FOLDTO STORETO BENDTO SHORTENTO TWISTTO TWINETO DAPPLETO CRUMPLETO SHAVETO TEARTO CHIPTO SPLITTO CUTTO SEVERTO DROPTO REMOVETO SIMPLIFYTO DIFFERTO DISARRANGETO SHAVETO OPENTO MIXTO SPLASHTO KNOTTO SPILLTO DROOPTO FLOWTO SWIRLTO ROTATETO SMEARTO FLOODTO FIRETO IMPRESSTO INLAYTO LIFTTO CURVETO SUPPORTTO HOOKTO SUSPENDTO SPREADTO HANGOF TENSIONOF GRAVITYOF ENTROPYOF NATUREOF GROUPINGOF LAYERINGOF FELTINGTO COLLECTTO GRASPTO TIGHTENTO BUNDLETO HEAPTO GATHERTO ARRANGETO REPAIRTO DISCARDTO PAIRTO DISTRIBUTETO SURFEITTO SCATTERTO COMPLEMENTTO ENCLOSETO SURROUNDTO ENCIRCLETO HIDETO COVERTO WRAPTO DIGTO TIETO BINDTO WEAVETO JOINTO MATCHTO LAMINATETO BONDTO HINGETO MARKTO EXPANDTO DILUTETO LIGHTTO REVISETO MODULATETO DISTRILLOF WAVESOF ELECTROMAGNETICOF INERTIAOF IONIZATIONOF POLARIZATIONOF REFRACTIONOF SIMULTANEITYOF TIDESOF REFLECTIONOF EQUILIBRIUMOF SYMMETRYOF FRICTIONTO STRETCHTO BOUNCETO ERASETO SPRAYTO SYSTEMATIZETO REFERTO FORCEOF MAPPINGOF LOCATIONOF CONTEXTOF TIMETO TALKOF PHOTOSYNTHESISOF CARBONIZATION67-68TO CONTINUE
  4. 4. whatwhat do you actually do?
  5. 5. single wordthat defines your actions – printweave, paint, sculpt etc
  6. 6. whatwhat do you actually do?
  7. 7. single worda word that sums up the type ofapproach you have to work
  8. 8. whatwhat do you actually do?
  9. 9. rolewhat is your job?what do you do?
  10. 10. whatwhat interests you?
  11. 11. five wordsidentify 5 keywords
  12. 12. ten wordsidentify 5 more keywords
  13. 13. whatwhat are your core ideas?
  14. 14. whatwhy? – reflect - considerthe evidence
  15. 15. whatwhat do you want fromyour work?
  16. 16. whywhy are you doingwhat you do?
  17. 17. whatwhat are you trying toachieve?
  18. 18. building a reference point(s)
  19. 19. research - connectionsart historymusicdancewritinggeneral historygeography/placecontemporary practicescience
  20. 20. reflective journalthere are two types of reflection- reflection-in-action(thinking on your feet)- reflection-on-action(retrospective thinking).
  21. 21. a journal is a place for...Recordingthoughts, ideas, observations, thingsReflectingto gain understandingAnalyzingto further your learningConcludingsetting out what you have thoughtabout
  22. 22. contentrawun-thought-out observationsrecorded close to the actionthink police note bookreflectionstuff you have thought aboutconnectionsnotes on the unexpected
  23. 23. questionswhat happened?why did it happen?what do I think about this?what should I do as a result of this?how do I do this?
  24. 24. your making - contextual frameworkprocess/materials politicalpersonal critical/theoreticalhistorical geographicalinstitutional cultural
  25. 25. process/materialsWhat materials or process’s do you use?Why do you use them?What is your relationship to process?
  26. 26. political contextspecific political issuebroad political issuegender - race - ethnicity - sexualorientation - class - disability - religion
  27. 27. personal contextBiography - narrative of the selfparticular issues - memoriesWhat motivates/ drives you?Your particular skills as an artist/designer/writer/photographerHow do you relate to the forces that inpart condition what you know and inwhich you make things?
  28. 28. critical/theoretical contextDoes your work relate to particularcritical debates about contemporary artand design practices?Is your work informed by/engagingwith/contesting particular theoreticalframeworks/issues?
  29. 29. historical contextUnderstand how/whether your practicerelates to a tradition, with a historyHow knowledge relates to periods intime.
  30. 30. geographical contextLocal, regional, national, international,global.Where do you make your work?Do you make your work in relation to aparticular place?studio home church city rural cyberspace
  31. 31. institutional contextMA Course -Your educational background/experienceYour professionalbackground/experienceYour family background/experience
  32. 32. cultural contextIn it’s broadest sense - ‘a whole way oflife’ - this relates to all the othercategories.Specifically, what works of artists,designers, writers, filmmakers,photographers, musicians are importantto you and your work - why?Who is the audience for work –
  33. 33. mapping your practiceAny other contexts worth considering?ImportanceOverlappingchange - evolution of practice
  34. 34. mapping your practice
  35. 35. the artiststatement(as sorting process).statements are required forapplications, feed into fundingproposals, and are available inexhibitions and projects, on blogs,web-sites.
  36. 36. rolewhat is your job?what do you do?
  37. 37. single wordthat defines your actions – printweave, paint, sculpt etc
  38. 38. single sentencecompose a single phrase thatsums up who you are.
  39. 39. five/ten wordsidentify keywords
  40. 40. 5 single sentencescompose a sentence for each of the first 5 keywords1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -
  41. 41. the artist statementwrite a draft - you could use the 5/10 keywordsand the 5/10 sentences and build from there.asking a colleague to say what they think yourpractice is about can be useful and illuminatingway to start.anywhere from 100-500 words usually.
  42. 42. audience
  43. 43. whatwhat do you want fromyour work?
  44. 44. soQuestions that your workpromotesdevelop 3 questionsthat you ask about your workthis might be issues around yourintentions
  45. 45. whatwhat do you want youraudience to get fromyour work?
  46. 46. soQuestions that your workpromotesdevelop 3 questionsthat you think the audience asks of yourwork
  47. 47. soQuestions that your workpromotesdevelop 3 questionsthat you want the audience to ask
  48. 48. identifying goals(direction and progression).Identify key areas in which you would like todevelop - exhibitions / artist talks / publicity /application success rate / number of projects eachyear / regional - national - international / financialgoals also - mixed economy / workshops /teaching / also further study / travel / creativedevelopment / funding application.
  49. 49. aspirationdevelop 5 words that definewhere you want to get to.
  50. 50. whatwhat does success looklike?
  51. 51. howhow do you achievesuccess?
  52. 52. where - visibilityShowing workCompetitionsGiving work in progress a titleWorking with people (residency)e-mailPrinted MaterialApplications (selection panels)Catalogues/booksPortfolio sessionsPersonal websitesCollective websites e.g. AxiswebPress releasesBlogsTwitterFace book
  53. 53. whatwhat one thing will youdo as a result of todayssession?
  54. 54. http://www.a-n.co.uk/jobs_and_opps/shortcut/article/168331
  55. 55. readingimages
  56. 56. Form - describe what you seeColour schemeOne colour or dominantPrinciple shapesTexturesArrangement of the elements in the workRelationship to Content
  57. 57. Process - how it becameWhat materialsProcesses and techniquesHow was the work madeWith whatWhat toolsHow and where was the work begunWhat skills were used
  58. 58. Context - extending beyondthe physicalWhat is the work aboutWhat is its subject matterOvert Vehicle for social religious moralpolitical concernsObserved directly remembered imaginedRepresentational or distortedWhySuperficial or hidden meanings
  59. 59. Mood - bringing yourself intothe picture - empathyHow does the work affect youDoes it relate to a mood feeling or emotionyou have experiencedArtists/designers feeling during the makingof the workQuiet/noisy happy/sad
  60. 60. what is your connection to theseimages?• Describe what you see• Consider what you think about it• How could this inform your work?• What is the next thing to do?
  61. 61. so
  62. 62. reflective writing process• Think of an interaction, event orepisode that you have experiencedsince you started the course.
  63. 63. reflective writing process• Describe what happened
  64. 64. reflective writing process• What was your role?
  65. 65. reflective writing process• What feelings and perceptionssurrounded the experience?
  66. 66. reflective writing process• How would you explain the situation tosomeone else?
  67. 67. reflective writing process• What might this experience mean in thecontext of your course?
  68. 68. reflective writing process• What other perspectives, theories orconcepts could be applied to thesituation?
  69. 69. what nexthow do you want to liveyour life?1 sentence
  70. 70. materials ambition -what are you goingto do?processes contextaudiencework of others what do youwant at the end?titledescription ofwhat you areinterested in.

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