This week I have been working on my research concepts and learning agreement for this project. For a while now I have contemplated the work I want to make. Outlined in my Learning Agreement I refer to the layered image, the use of the digital microscope and going beneath the surface. For this project I intend to use the museum as the investigative tool, to question a drawing removed from its objective state and re-positioned into a gallery space.
For this project, it is important to find the bridge between the museum and the gallery, but also equally important to experiment with the location of how I display my work. Either onsite, heritage locations, or somewhere that is not meant for the work.
The work itself is in the developmental stages of production, during a discussion with Judith, I have found that making this project more experimental for my outcomes will test the limitations of the work. It was also pointed out to me that my prints from the previous unit (ASU1) where the beginning stages of my drawings transitioning into a print.
Plan for this unit:
For SNU I had a really interesting interdisciplinary tutorial, which involved talking about our plans for the unit. During this discussion, I explained that I wanted to make this unit a more direct focus of study, the microscopic image, something that entices the viewer to the work by the scale of which they appear. I am drawn to detail as a subject, something from a distance looks small against its surroundings, until you peer and look towards it, revealing its complex details.
Through this I think it is important to explore what transition means to my practice. Why traditional processes? Why drawing / print / small scale work?
I am thinking for the complexity of this work, I want it to be accessible to others in the professional field, a publication perhaps? With this project I will be carrying out my investigations at the Norwich Castle Museum, including working with some educational teams to question the museum in the educational space. I have plans to enter various competitions and exhibitions for this unit to explore the options for my work.
In the mean time I will be working towards a series of prints and drawings.
Etching 30x12 cm