So on Wednesday the 8th of march the dissertation draft has to be in! At this current point im feeling very confident and probably the best writing ive done in a while as ive actually really tried doing a wide range of research. I have also liked writing the way I have in this by creating something that isnt alive into something that is.
I still have My piece of critical desgin to design as it needs more reserch and images so i can start putting it together. I will also start working on the plan of the final piece for a few hours a week.
Today I met my dissertation tutor which we spoke over the work i was set. I have been working on creating a bibliography which contains lot of information I have been searching for to link with my critical design dissertation and piece of design. We spoke about my ideas which i wrote down and other types of research. The types of research which can involve actually writing and then re writing and going out to shop windows or even find a way of getting to a factory ect so i will be doing more visitations to really give my dissertation more depth and so it seems lot of care and interest has gone into the work.
I found this session very enlightening and glad to find that my ideas are interesting and im on track. Now i will start documenting mannequins and trying to work on the journey of them.
Just making some ideas up for my dissertation question to show on Wednesday morning with my Proposal.
Today we brought in our work on a piece from the photographers gallery. We all took it in turns reading and writing on our class mates work with ideas and improvements and obviously good feedback! We then moved onto the class discussion in which we took it in turns reading our class mates work out and discussing each piece and about how they wrote about it and then how they could improve for next time which our tutors really helped us do as I feel I’m able to get so many notes and help just from listening to them. After we had finished off discussing everyone’s work we moved onto comming up with six ideas for a museum or exhibition idea we would like to create. The one we finally came up with in my pair with Adam was to do with disguise. We haven’t come up with a actual idea as disguise could go into so much detail and needs narrowing down.
(Cindy Sherman Portraiture display at the Photographers Gallery, London.)
The current exhibition at the Photographers gallery London contains a range of photography and film on the feminist Avant Garde of the 1970s. This exhibition looks at the feminist fascination through new and experimental ideas. A main piece of work by the artist Cindy Sherman stood out to me and I felt it linked to my idea for my dissertation question which is to do with how we create our identity and then how people then make a judgment on our identity and what they think it perceives. Such as looking at the clothes we wear.
On the first glance of the portraiture Cindy Sherman had created and displayed for us, was a range of fifteen portrait photographs containing different characters. These were all then in fifteen different frames which could suggest they are different and not similar and they have there own identity because they are all separate and it shows a divide. As if there is no unity.
On my second look I realised it was actually candy in a different form in all fifteen frames who has disguised her identity with clothes, blacking up and features and body positioning which could show off there personality. This is because race and gender is one of the most recognisable and noticeable identity a person has as they are unchangeable. I believe it sends out the message that every one has a different identity but we are all still equal.
Cindy hasn’t changed it’s just her outfits. Simon de Bedouin said “one is not born a woman but becomes one” and this is exactly what Cindy as gone out to do. She has become fifteen different genders, fifteen different races, and fifteen different people just by changing the design of her outfit and features from her face to her accessories. . ” I feel anonymous in my work” ” when I look at the pictures, I never see myself; they aren’t self portraits”. This suggests she sees fifteen new people, fifteen people who she knows nothing about nor do we. This then makes us come to become the observer and observe the person within the portrait from what we see and make our first judgement upon them.