After both field projects this year I still have mixed feelings about it all and I can’t say I really enjoyed either of the projects from this year.
After finding out that I hadn’t been selected for my 1st 2nd or 3rd choice and had been putting into the groups I specifically said I didn’t want to, I still wanted to give it all again and try and make it work for me.
Things behind the sun definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone and I did like to some other work that I made in response to the project and I could see the small link being made into my subject work. The project did make me a little bit more confident with drawing and it did inspire me to use drawing within my own practice again.
But apart from the things behind the sun Project I can’t really see anything else had taken from the field projects to use in my own practice and within the subject work.
When it came to the monsters is the secret father I can’t really say that I have taking anything from the project as I’ve not particularly learnt anything new to use and along with this I didn’t particularly enjoy it any of the project or the outcomes from the project.
I feel it’s a shame that I haven’t been influenced by my field projects at all within my subject work but then with the lack of enjoyment I had her out my second field project it did push me to work with the things that I do enjoy and it did teach me about the way that I work.
To be honest I don’t think I’ve learnt much for partaking in this project, I’ve mostly realised that I really don’t like working in a group when it comes to making art work.
Working in collaboration isn’t something I’d choose to do again in the future. I find it hard working as a group because I can’t control the outcome of the work.
Within the making of the work I had a few roles but mostly my main role was taking everyone’s ideas and combining everything into one final goal, along with drawing logos and screen printing.
I believe we used the high street Arcade space we’ll and the placement actually added to the piece as a whole.
The overall outcome of the work was ok but it’s very far from what I would of made if I wasn’t part of a group and if I was to start the project again I’d work solo.
overall I’m really proud of our work and how anything turned out. it looked great within the space and it was obviously eye-catching as we saw countless people take a good look at our work through the window as they walked past.
After seeing the space we’ll be showing our work we could start thinking about how we wanted to show it as a complete place. We’ve thought about treating out prints like a college to create a mess of work on one of the walls.
After seeing the space we also wanted to use the large Windows at the front of the shop along with the mirrors to write on, using some of the hashtags I had found along with thw heart and comment symbols.
We wanted to get started with the work so we prepared our screens and compete the final ideas. As the monster we’re using was digital made I wanted to add more hand drawn elements like the logos from social media.
To start the ball rolling we put our self into small groups and started to draw out our ideas. Me and two other girls had similar ideas and wanted to look closing into the issues and problems surrounding social media and what it means to people nowadays.
With this idea I wanted to talk about how many people in 2017 are almost addictive to social media. Personal I know many people that can’t go a day without updated they Instagram or Snapchat and will go out of they way to take a social media worthy photo.
With these quite doodles I was trying to show how a lot of people almost seem like they live for likes or retweets and how people can get so much pleasure from something so simple and meaningless as social media.
Trying to incorporate all of our ideas, we started to design a ‘social media monster’ to use within our work. We took all the different images and put them together. We also decided to use screen printing to bring our ideas across to others.
“The monster does not need the hero. it is the hero who needs him for his very existence. When the hero confronts the monster, he has yet neither power nor knowledge, the monster is his secret father who will invest him with a power and knowledge that can belong to one man only, and that only the monster can give” – Robert Calasso
For our first week we simply talked about our thoughts on the topic and our takes on the Robert Calasso’s quote.
To be a hero we all need monsters to fight against.
I, Daniel Blake-
I, Daniel Blake was an incredible and gripping film about the benefits system within the UK. It was extremely thought perceiving and alot of the topics hit very close to home and at points it was hard to sit though, but overall the subject matter at hand needed to be talked about and the daily struggles of someone like Daniel Blake needs to be brought to the public eye.