Apr 9th ~ 13th
Mon – Presentation. Because I missed the original group crit and evaluation on Monday the 12th, Colin & Ailbhe arranged with me to present this morning instead of the scheduled tutorial. They explained that I could only obtain a pass mark which I was more than happy with considering my patchy attendance up until now. I think it went pretty well, they did me the favour of placing me last which gave plenty of time to set up my studio space with my recent research and the work I did over the Easter.
I reworked the steel rings into a rig for winding the fishing line into static versions of the parallax sculpture, I’d originally thought of this as a model for photography but I’ll have to get some black backdrop to successfully shoot it. I used my new medium format camera to take a few shots, more as a test of the camera than useable shots. Which reminds me, I must contact Roseanne to arrange an induction for the photo lab. The pen and ink drawings I did were expansions of the little space-time onion sketch from my notebook, I enjoyed doing them immensely, looking forward to doing more
Tues – I met with Lucy for a quick thesis research proposal tutorial. I Have a very rough idea what I want to do but I believe it will take shape as my research progresses. During Placing Practice this afternoon we each outlined our practice concerns and we used these to make cluster groups of overlapping research aims. I was aligned with Pim and Jesse gave us a list objectives to apply to our new peer to peer learning system: To make research material available to other students – Distil research topics down to an artistic question – To test out the methodologies of your research.
Wednesday – Got a call this morning that pulled the guts out of me. A dear friend called in a distraught state, her husband had just died suddenly. This couple have been close friends of Tara and I for twenty years, Andrew was a complete gentleman, hugely popular with a wicked sense of humour and a big big heart. He was only three years younger than me and he leaves three little ones under five behind. The next few days are going to be tough to say the least.