Today I had my work in progress crit. Here’s what was discussed about my work in this session.
How I was going to curate my work for the final degree show
For my degree show I have a variation of ways in which I can display my work. Seeing from the direction it is heading I am beginning to understand that a wall space might not only be the thing required. My work could be shown in its most raw format – the diorama itself in a glass cabinet box that will be raised to chest height so that people do not have to bend down too far to look into it. Beside them could be a number of prints of the photographs taken with the preferred lighting settings set up on the walls.
The direction in which the project is heading
It is only recently that I have looked at the works of image-maker Liam Stevens. Till now I have just amounted drawings of figures in different airport scenarios. I would like the final pieces to have a narrative within but not necessarily one that goes through the whole series in a sequence. Preferably I would like each scene to be strong enough that they are able to carry a whole lot of narratives within it.
I have ditched the previous idea of following the hand luggage of 4 or 9 characters through the airport. I have done so because I had a feeling that it might get monotonous if the characters weren’t that interesting. Also visually it might be a bit restricting. I have thought about going back to the idea where I draw the whole inner workings of an airport on a large piece of paper. An element of this might come back into it.
Things to do now
To build up a rough plan of action is now vital. I now have about 3 more weeks until the deadline hits. Within that time I will also have to come up with a strong idea of how it will then be displayed in the degree show.
An issue that arose was that my primary research could be stronger. Since ‘airports’ is the main theme of my project I should actually go to one. So tomorrow I have decided to take a little trip down to the airport in Eastleigh to take some pictures and do some drawings.
There are loads of things that I should be getting on with now because, in honest truth, I do not think I have enough images to be working from at this moment. It is doable; I just need to step the pace up a bit.