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Presentation for UWS MA Students: Reflections on an MA Creative Media Practice Project

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Presentation for UWS MA Students: Reflections on an Masters Creative Media Practice Project. Includes academic contextualisation, reflections on planning and progressing and tips for managing a masters project.

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Presentation for UWS MA Students: Reflections on an MA Creative Media Practice Project

  1. 1. Alison  McCandlish:  reflec2ons  on  MA  project   Crenellated  Arts   www.crenellatedarts.com   @crenellatedarts   Image  created  from  own  photo,  2013  
  2. 2. The  ques2on/  topic   •  “Are  You  Here”  -­‐  a  genealogical  journey   exploring  family  history,  iden2ty  and  place   through  illustra2on  and  digital  media.     Own  photo,  2012   Carr,  1984  used  with  permission   Carr,  1992,  used  with  permission  
  3. 3. Methodology  +  Underpinnings   Deep  Mapping   Place   Character   Past   Auto-­‐   ethnography   Personal   Stories   “Life  space”       Derive/ Travelogue   On  site  work   Experiences   Wander   Exhibi2ng   Process   from  start   to  finish   “hypermedia”   E-­‐learning   Accessibility   Interpreta2on   Narra2ve-­‐  visual/  textual   sketching   wri2ng   photographing   researching   promo2ng   cura2ng   interac2ng   publishing   mapping   connec2ng   presen2ng   analysing  reflec2ng   edi2ng   experiencing   wandering   dri^ing   explaining   contextualising    observing   recording   designing   Skills   Prac22oners   Danny     Gregory   Iain   Higgs   Stuart   Maconie   Adobe     “evangelists”   Situa2onists   Andy  Goldsworthy   Mar2n  Parr   Anthony  Gormley   Aloka   Turner   Leo  Leonni  Manjusvara   Wordworth   John     Betjamin  
  4. 4. Research  Trips-­‐  Bristol:  Plan   •  Site  specific  artwork   Brandon  Hill  and  Castle   Park   •  Meet  Iain  Biggs  (UWE)   •  M-­‐Shed  trip   •  Bristol  library  visit   •  Sketchbooking   –  Wri2ng,  sketching,   ephemera  collec2on   •  Photographic  journal   Own  photo,  2010  Own  photo,  2010  
  5. 5. Research  Trips-­‐  Brighton:  Plan   •  Site  specific  artwork:   beach  and  Queens  Park   •  Brighton  Fringe  events   •  Brighton  library  and  art   gallery  visits   •  Turner  exhibit  visit   •  Sketchbooking   –  Wri2ng,  sketching,   ephemera  collec2on   •  Photographic  journal   Own  photo,  2012  SCRAN  educa2on  image  
  6. 6. Literature  Review  +  Cri2cal   Underpinnings  (1)   Deep   Mapping   Place   Character   Past   Auto-­‐   ethnography   Personal   Stories   “Life  space”       Derive/ Travelogue   On  site  work   Experiences   Wander   Prac2ce  as  research  
  7. 7. Literature  Review  +  Cri2cal   Underpinnings  (2)   Exhibi2ng   Process   from  start   to  finish   “hypermedia”   E-­‐learning   Accessibility   Interpreta2on  
  8. 8. Non   Malefience   (do  no  harm)   Benefience   (do  posi2ve   good)   Jus2ce   (fair   treatment)   Autonomy   (self   determina2on)   Ethics  (a^er  UWS,  2004)     Payment   Acknowledgements   Environmentally:  Non  invasive   temporary  artwork   Public  liability   insurance   Copyright   Psychological  kindness:  support     networks   Own  photo,  2013   Family  rela2onships  
  9. 9. Timeframe  and  Resources:  Gang  Chart   Task   15/04/2013   22/04/2013   29/04/2013   06/05/2013   13/05/2015   20/05/2013   27/05/2013   03/06/2013   10/06/2013   17/06/2013   24/06/2013   01/07/2013   08/07/2013   15/07/2013   22/07/2013   29/07/2013   Crea2ve  Skills  2                                                                   Presenta2on   18-­‐Apr                                                           Essay/  Porkolio   Prep           09-­‐May                                                   Promo2on                                                                   Bristol                                                                   Brighton                                                                   Studio  2me                                                                   Framing                                                                   Wri2ng                                                                   Exhibi2on                                                           Analysis                                                                   Hand  in                                                                   Time  manage:  Other  uni  work-­‐  5  weeks   This  week  followed  by  porkolio-­‐  4  weeks   Exhibi2on  promo-­‐  6  weeks   Bristol  and  Brighton  travel-­‐  2  weeks   Studio  development  2me-­‐  6  weeks   Wri2ng/  analysis-­‐  6  weeks   milestone   Resources:   •  Finance  (plan  costed)   •  Art  Materials   •  Gallery  space   •  Friends/  family  help   •  Personal  crea2ve  energy!  
  10. 10. Original  Planned  Output   •  Journals   •  Photographs   •  Dra^  edits   •  Historical  info   •  Notes  from  site  visits/   talks/  events   •  Blog  entries   •  Mockups   •  Visitor  book   •  Video  of  events/  work  in   progress   •  10  full  size  illustra2ons   –  “Nice  cup  of  tea  and  a  sit   down”   –  “Brighton  Buddha”   –  “Gled  Glad”   •  1  larger  piece:  “The  grand   tour”   •  Prints  to  sell   •  1  illustrated  e-­‐book   •  Promo2onal  materials   •  Suppor2ng  wrigen  work   for  MA  submission  
  11. 11. Dissemina2on  Own  photo,  as  are  all  others  following,  2013   •  NTS  magazine  (195,034  circula2on:     magazinesabout.com)   •  NTS  website   •  On  site  banner,  A  board,  word  of  mouth   Mapping  Spectral  Traces  Network:    “trans-­‐disciplinary,  interna2onal  group   of  scholars,  prac22oners,  community    leaders  and  ar2sts…  commitment  to     socially  engaged  crea2ve  prac2ce…projects   that  ‘map’  the  unseen  and  unacknowledged   difficult  pasts  that  con2nue  to  structure   present-­‐day  social  rela2ons”    hgp://www.mappingspectraltraces.org   Brighton  Fes2val  2014?  
  12. 12. B00232388-­‐  Research  Cri2cal  Development  
  13. 13. B00232388-­‐  Research  Cri2cal  Development  
  14. 14. B00232388-­‐  Research  Cri2cal  Development  
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  16. 16. B00232388-­‐  Research  Cri2cal  Development  
  17. 17. Bibliography  (1  of  3)   •  Acconci,  V.  (2000)  Leaving  Home:  Notes  on  Inser2ons  into  the  Public.  In   Doherty,  C.  (ed.)  Situa2on.  London:  Whitechapel  Gallery.  pp.135  -­‐  136   •  Bain,  A.L.  (2006)  Female  ar2s2c  iden2ty  in  place:  the  studio.  Social  &   Cultural   •  Geography  5:2,  pp.171-­‐193   •  Biggs,  I.  (2006)  Hybrid  Texts  and  Academic  Autonomy:  The  Wager  in   Crea2ve  Prac2ce  Research.  In  Macleaod,  K.  and  Holdgridge,  L.  (eds.)   Thinking  Through  Art:  Reflec2ons  on  Art  as  Research.    London:  Routledge.   pp.  190  -­‐  200     •  Camerson,  J.  (1994)  The  Ar2st’s  Way,  London:  Souvenir  Press   •  Delamont,  S.  (2009)  The  only  honest  thing:  autoethnography,  reflexivity   and  small  crises  in  fieldwork.  Ethnography  and  Educa2on.  4:1,  pp.51-­‐  63.   •  Edgar,  I.R.  (2004)  Imagework  in  Ethnographic  Research.    In  Pink,  S.  Kur2,  L.   and  Afonzo,  I.  (eds.)  Working  Images:  Visual  Research  and  Representa2on   in  Ethnography.    London:  Routledge.  pp.  90  –  106.  
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