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Course seminar defining practice.

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    • assumed knowledge
    • reflective practice
    • reflectionin action - (while doingsomething)
    • reflectionon action (after you have done it)
    • ask yourself questionslots and continuously
    • why do you make work?
    • what’s it for?
    • what do you want from your work?
    • what do you get from your work?
    • what is your work about?
    • who is your audience?
    • where does the work go?
    • build reference point(s)
    • art historymusicdance connectionswritinggeneral historygeography/placecontemporary practicescience
    • materials and process’sunderstand what you work withbecome an expert
    • defining practice
    • your making - contextual framework social political personal critical/ theoretical historical geographical institutional cultural
    • social contextMaking and seeing art always takesplace in a social context. The way it isseen and how it is seen are culturallyconstructed.Audience for work - who isincluded/excluded/implicated on theways an image is produced, circulatedand consumed
    • your making - contextual framework
    • political contextSpecific political issuebroad political issuegender - race - ethnicity - sexualorientation - class - disability - religion
    • your making - contextual framework
    • personal contextBiography - narrative of the selfparticular issues - memoriesWhat motivates/ drives you?Your particular skills as an artist/designer/writer/photographerWhat strategies do you use when thework is not going well?How do you relate to the forces that inpart condition what you know and inwhich you make things?
    • your making - contextual framework
    • critical/theoretical contextDoes your work relate to particularcritical debates about contemporary artand design practices?Is your work informed by/engagingwith/contesting particular theoreticalframeworks/issues?
    • your making - contextual framework
    • historical contextUnderstand how/whether your practicerelates to a tradition, with a historyHow knowledge relates to periods intime.
    • your making - contextual framework
    • 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
    • your making - contextual framework
    • institutional contextMA Course - CamberwellYour educational background/experienceYour professionalbackground/experienceYour family background/experience
    • your making - contextual framework
    • cultural contextIn it’s broadest sense - ‘a whole way oflife’ - this relates to all the othercategories.More specifically, what works of artists,designers, writers, filmmakers,photographers, musicians are importantto you and your work - why?
    • your making - contextual framework
    • mapping your practiceAny other contexts worth considering?ImportanceOverlappingchange - evolution of practice
    • why find one?vacuum moving forwardlearning growingposition aspiration
    • HOW
    • reflective journal
    • what is a journal?
    • formatA4, 5, 6, 7, 8pocketphonei pad
    • a journal is a place for...Recording thoughts, ideas, observations, thingsReflecting to gain understandingAnalyzing to further your learningConcluding setting out what you have thought about
    • what’s in it - actual?written notesdiagramsdrawingssketches
    • what’s in it - ideas?personal insightobservationsquestionsspeculationthe work of others
    • contentraw un-thought-out observationsrecorded close to the action think police note bookreflection stuff you have thought aboutconnections notes on the unexpected
    • 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?
    • how to use itwrite oftennote down dates and timeswrite freely - without hesitationwrite down stuff even if its not relevant
    • Developing yourpractice/project
    • whatwhat interests you?
    • whatwhat are your core ideas?
    • whatwhy? - consider theevidence
    • whywhy are you doing it?
    • whatwhat do you want toachieve?what are you going to do?
    • whattitle
    • whatfocus on the issues youwish to pursueidentify your learningneeds
    • whatdefine the scope andnature of the studyidentify access andresource issues
    • howhow are you going toachieve -• the learning outcomes ofthe unit?• your personal learning?
    • howhow does it relate to theaims and assessmentcriteria of the unit?
    • practicaltimetablewhat can you actuallydo in the time you arewilling to give to thecourse? – be honest
    • practicalhow much time are yougoing to give?
    • timetableactivity 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9ResearchTestingSamplingFinal piecesCreatingpresentationPresentationTrip
    • practicalbudgethow much are you willingto spend ?
    • practicalabilitydo you need to learn newskills ?
    • contentbe clear and preciseabout what it is thatyou are planning to do
    • contentthink about what youwould like to study andhow this relates toyour practice
    • howhow do you achievesuccess?
    • materials ambition - what are you going to do? titleprocesses context description of what you are audience interested in.work of others what do you want at the end?