On Discourse and Exposition
A Lecture and Group Tutorial with Lawrence Bradby
Discourse: written or spoken communication or debate.
Exposition: a comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory.
During this lecture, Lawrence addresses his own practice in relation to Discourse and Exposition, through this I have learnt that I need to specifically address my viewer for the contexts of my work, and to meet the brief for this term. Throughout this lecture, it got me thinking how I can engage the audience with my work instead of placing a drawing on a wall. Boring.
Since this lecture and tutorial I have visited the museum institution, and evaluated its properties (see research file, On the Museum and Gallery) in reflection to the gallery space. With a museum I am interested in interactivity that surrounds the collections such as: trails, maps, puzzles. However, a gallery can be quite static (if it wasn't for performance artists, which I guess is what I am trying to integrate into the gallery?) the work is specifically (thinking of the Jerwood Gallery) placed onto walls or on structures situated in the centre of the room - with very little engagement.
In relation to the group tutorial with Lawrence, I found the questions illustrating the units learning outcomes an intriguing challenge: What is the work? What do you want it to say? Why? Who is your audience? What do you want the work to do? (Responses can be found in RIPU folder, On Lectures and Seminars)
Throughout forms of discourse explored through tutorials, discussions have already opened up the possibilities of my practice, in a way which I can see concepts that I have never thought about before. Addressing these points through exposition I intend throughout this term to test all possible idea's, to write more about my failures and to push the concept of disrupting the inception with hidden objects and illustrious trails.