Week 20 – An Introduction is Made

I have spent this weekend working on the proposed exhibition film. I have decided to show the films independently through the project website and now new Facebook page @riparians and also to show all the stories as one feature film as my public exhibition. This idea gives me two methods of audience engagement that I […]

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Week 20 – The Cormorant

I have recently been collecting film footage along the river for an audio story submitted by Sylvie. She speaks very emotively of her journey the river took her upon. Sylvie first visited the River Otter in 2014 and very quickly became fond of the space. She would regularly travel to the area to enjoy weekends […]

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Week 19 – The Horse and the Butterfly

Two other submissions that have recently been sent though to Riparian have been two poems, one by Sarah on the day of a life of an equestrian and one by Dave, a poet and radio broadcaster. Both have been self-recorded, and both have been produced with relation to the Otter River. Sarah’s is a very […]

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Week 19 – Bridges

This week has seen three separate Stories coming to fruition. Largely thanks to the amount of image gathering and video work I carried out in the summer. I was now finding that a lot of the visual gatherings I conducted, simply through filming and/or taking stills along the river, have paid off. Rosie’s Story became […]

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Week 18 – The Estuary

A new contribution to the project was achieved this week from Fliss. This took a very different approach to the expected one I had, with Fliss recording her piece as she sat on the riverbank. I have been open to the opportunity for contributors to record their own stories but I did not expect this […]

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Week 17 – Abstraction

Over the last few days, there has been a real change in the project, with several new contributors and story ideas emerging. I have been very much taken back by how fast the pace of my FMP has changed. The website has played a part, so has the new name for the project. However, I […]

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Week 16 – Telling a Story

After considering the developments around Sheena’s work and receiving additional interest in the project, I have spent this week considering how best to ensure Riparian links together coherently for an audience. I am now very aware that for this FMP project to work, an audience has to be able to view the works in such […]

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Week 15 – The First Story!

This week saw the development of my first story. Provided by Sheena. This represents a life long link to Rivers, from all over the country. Sheena has grown up alongside and lived along rivers for most of her life. A very compelling pice, Sheena goes into great detail on a range of life experiences, all […]

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Week 14 – The Hunt is On!

This week’s work has involved a large scale social media appeal for people to come forward to take part in Riparian. The message that I have sent out is as follows: Hi, I am a local Otterton resident currently doing my final main project for my Master’s Degree in photography.  The theme for my project […]

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Week 13 – Riparian is Born!

I have finally come up with a name for the project that works – Riparian – better described as the interface between land and a river or stream. I feel this name is ideal for my project and is much more useful than An Otter Year – which to some degree has not connected with […]

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Week 10, 11 and 12

Over August, I was unexpectedly away from the river due to work commitments and supporting family. However, the time has not been wasted, and I now have new energy for the project. I have spent the last three weeks researching into more related practitioners to find a thread for my project. From previous modules, I […]

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Week 9 – Exploration

August has arrived already! While no physical production pieces have been completed, I have spent a fair amount of time along the river, working out different angles and considering how I can evolve my practice to fit in with the challenges of my FMP. I have also conducted further reading into achieving a better understanding […]

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Week 8 – Contextualizing

Following on from feedback regarding my FMP project proposal, I decided to get some more clarity. I have started to explore alternative practitioners to see what works could be relatable to my practice and what other areas I could learn from. I was struck by the numbers of projects that have some form of focus […]

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Week 7 – FMP Project Feedback

Today I had a one-one meeting with Wendy. I received feedback on my FMP submission, which is something I had been looking forward to. In short, my work has been received well with overall feedback being very positive. The main areas within which to improve are as follows: Project identity – it was felt that […]

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