Project Proposal – Draft 3

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?…

Work Schedule

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 – Term 1, Skype Meetings – Term 2 Date Proposed Work Actual Work 02/10/2018 Presentation Prepared Symposium Presentation 09/10/2018 Presentation Prepared Symposium Presentation 16/10/2018  Liverpool Trip Visited Liverpool Biennale 23/10/2018 Binaural Audio, Tutorial Created Binaural Audio and had Tutorial discussion 30/10/2018 Binaural Audio, Project Proposal Created Binaural Audio and Project Proposal Draft 0. 06/11/2018 Site Visits, Haweswater, Thruscross, Derwent, Project Proposal Site visits to reservoir locations and Project Proposal Draft 1. 13/11/2018 Site Visits,…

Research – Shona Illingworth

This post forms part of my initial research for my project proposal. Lesions in the Landscape is a video installation with an immersive sound piece. I became inspired by this piece through my own struggles with memory after a period of illness. Claire, struggling with amnesia and memory loss through encephalitis causing a lesion in her brain resulting in the inability to remember the past, make new long term memories and remember faces. “The past existing as a space you can’t enter or feel; the future a space you can’t imagine.”(Claire, 2013) http://digicult.it/news/lesions-in-the-landscape-an-interview-with-shona-illingworth/ Illingworth collaborated with Claire over a long…

Research – Rachel Whiteread

This post forms part of my initial research for my project proposal. Rachel Whiteread came to my attention mainly for the piece House (1993) where she had cast the interior of a house in concrete prior to it being demolished. This spoke very much of memory and history of the many people who had lived and visited the house when it was alive. It appears to me very much like a sarcophagus a tomb filled with memories and lifetimes that will only be remembered through this installation. The piece Ghost (1990) where Whiteread sculpted the inside of a bedsit in…

Aims and Objectives

06/11/2018: A general discussion around Aims and Objectives was had via Skype in preparation for our Project Proposal writing. http://bit.ly/ma-youtube2018-19 What are Aims and Objectives Aims are the general intentions/statements of the research which give an overall impression of the project. What you hope to achieve. Objectives are the steps that will be taken to achieve the overall intentions describing how the outcomes of the project will be achieved. How you are going to achieve it. Aims and Objectives should be clear and concise, relate to each other and provide something to measure the success of the project against at…

Research – Heidi Bucher

In October 2018 I was fortunate to have the opportunity to view an exhibition of Heidi Bucher’s large scale latext skinnings at the Parasol unit in London some 25 years after her passing. Mainly of architectural surfaces these latex skinnings eerily hanging in the space giving the impression of the architecture that the latex had been moulded around. Described by the Parasol Unit as “simultaneously both a physical encapsulation and a liberation from the memories that these things held for her”  https://parasol-unit.org/whats-on/heidi-bucher/ these latex objects provide a glimpse into the buildings that hold the memories of her past. I found…

Research – Christian Boltanski

This post forms part of my initial research for my project proposal. Christian Boltanski’s fascination with collective memory, humanity and the effects of time has become of interest to me, the lives of people we will never know, the anonymity and uniqueness that shows through every story. Ordinary and commonplace, yet having significance – what mark do we leave on the world. I perceive strongly the communication of emotion in his work and this is something that I aspire to in my own artistic practice. His use of found objects provides a direct connection with the subject that cannot be…