Work Schedule – Year 2

The following outlines the proposed work schedule for use moving forward. This is a working document and will change as time passes. See Also: Skype Meetings – Year 2, Term 1 Date Proposed Work Actual Work 01/10/2019 to 5/11/2019 Integrating findings from Research Paper into practice 12/11/2019 Digital Photography and Fabric 19/11/2019 Digital Photography and Fabric 26/11/2019 Digital Photography and Fabric 03/12/2019 Digital Photography and Fabric 07/01/2020 Digital Photography and Fabric 14/01/2020 Digital Photography and Fabric 21/01/2020 Expanding on project work with latex 28/01/2020 Expanding on project work with latex 04/02/2020 Expanding on project work with latex 11/02/2020 Expanding on…

Unit 1 Project Proposal – Final

Working Title Investigate the associations with objects and the landscape that reflect issues of collective and personal memory, displacement and loss and the way that memories fade and change over time. Can the influence of an overriding power in the landscape provide an analogy for the social issue of displacement and loss and the effect this has on the remembrances of the community and the individual? Can the effects of dereliction and abandonment in the landscape reveal the inner experience where memories become lost or faded over time? Can changes in the landscape provide an analogy for changes in memory?…

Draft Research Paper – Version 1

Naturally possessing a lifelong interest in familiar objects ordinarily overlooked and a prevailing tendency to carefully collect and attentively treasure random objects. This genuine interest has been more considerably developed after being drawn to the published book Evocative Objects by Sherry Turkle. With no outward apparent significance or specific meaning, these random commonplace objects undoubtedly possess a deep connection with our ordinary lives. When we invariably observe our potential associations with those familiar objects or thoughtfully consider what they have merely witnessed throughout the entire span of their material existence. We can subsequently identify these deeper connections we vicariously experience…

Draft Research Question and Abstract – Version 1

An Object is just an Object, or is it? Research Question A comparative examination of the selected artworks ‘Personnes’ (2010) by Christian Boltanski and ‘Present Tense’ (1996) by Mona Hatoum; in the critical context of Involuntary Memory and Collective Memory. These creative works will be objectively evaluated against the critical context of the wider theoretical concepts of involuntary memory and collective memory first introduced by Marcel Proust and Maurice Halbwachs. This Research Paper will consistently advocate the philosophical argument that personal involuntary memories can spontaneously appear through direct or indirect interaction with insignificant, inauthentic objects. Our personal associations with such…

Research Paper Tutorial 1

My first tutorial with Gareth Polmeer was to discuss the content of my initial draft of my research paper question and abstract. My initial thinking had been to focus on the works of Christian Boltanski and Joseph Beuys perhaps most predominantly because I have researched their work a lot in the past and had written about Joseph Beuys during my previous degree, so I felt a degree of comfort reflecting deeper on their works. During the tutorial I described my thinking in more detail and we discussed the potential for this to be to broad a topic considering the outline…

Draft Research Question and Abstract – Version 0

An Object is just an Object, or is it? By examining the art of Christian Boltanski and Joseph Beuys this paper will argue that successful associations can be made with the larger collective memory through the use of insignificant, inauthentic objects. This analysis will be completed within the theoretical concepts of memory defined by Marcel Proust and Maurice Halbwach. Keywords Boltanski | Beuys | Memory | Healing | Objects | Halbwach | Proust Abstract The artists Christian Boltanskiand Joseph Beuys are adept at fostering illusion, an apocryphal narrative and false re-imagining of historical recollection. Deliberately revealing seemingly irrelevant objects as…