Here are my thoughts about how I have met the assessment criteria with regards to assignment five.
The brief for this assignment was to “produce a body of work that explores a particular place, type of space or theme relating to landscape practice”. The themes that I chose to explore – and indeed have been exploring throughout this course – were nature and slow violence. Specifically, I wanted to produce a photographic series that would address the consequences of human impact on the ‘natural’ environment.
I thought that it would be wise, to have one page that records the methodology for my chemilumen prints from start to finish.
At the moment, I’m feeling really enthusiastic about the idea of submitting ephemeral (unfixed) prints for assignment five. Each chemilumen print that I make is unique and they all have a fascinating tactile quality that just makes me want to hold and examine them. The problem with this though, is that exposing them to light will cause them to change over time. And consequently, I’m starting to get a little anxious about relying on these prints for the assessment event.
This exercise requires the student to “write an artist’s statement to accompany your self-directed project (Assignment five)”.
The purpose of this exercise is to experiment with book design and to practice preparing a print-on-demand photobook.
I have been thinking a lot recently about what I title I am going to use for my fifth assignment.
I have been wondering recently whether or not it would be possible to include an audio soundtrack with my images for assignment five.
After getting some feedback on assignment five from my tutor, I realised that I needed to test some output designs for my project. I had two main ideas, both of which were inspired by Ulrich Beck’s concept of a “shadow kingdom”.
Having resolved my visual strategy for assignment five, I emailed my tutor to ask for his thoughts on my project. His feedback was very helpful and it has given me some more to think about.