Week 6 – Reflexions

This week has been spent getting ready for the Face to Face event in Falmouth. As such I have not had time to focus on this week’s webinars, I shall look to revisit these in due course.

The F2F is a weekend I have been very much looking forward to as it will give me the opportunity to show my work to lecturers and peers and get some more formal feedback.

The main critique sessions I am hoping to attend are as follows:

  • Group 1 – Paul Clements, Karen Brett
  • Group 2 – Gary McLeod, Clare Bottomley
  • Group 3 – Steph Cosgrove, Michelle Sank
  • Group 4, Jesse Alexander,  Cemre Yesil

I have chosen these as they offer a very wide dynamic and could present a very good opportunity to gain much-needed direction.

My initial thoughts are that my weakness in pulling together a narrative and my limited ability to develop a portfolio that has resonance will be picked up. But it is hoped that I can get more focused direction from these critiques.

I have chosen a range of images from collections going back over the last 12 months of my MA and also including some new work. The main aim is to see what sort of image format and style gains any recognition and what initially gets rejected as unsuitable.

Some of the images I am going to take with me include:

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My main hope is that I can get some form of direction to my work. I seem to still be lost when it comes to finding a voice for my work and it is becoming more and more frustrating.

I find the weekly webinar sessions very helpful, yet listening to my peers I do now feel, more than ever, that I am lagging behind and lack any clear ability to move beyond the single image. I am very much muted in this respect.

Hopefully, this weekend will change this.