Lecture: Progress on the personal project and brainstorming exercises for the workshop
In the week five like everyone else, I sheered my work in progress with others in the lecture room. I tried to express my concepts as coherently as possible for now. I said, I am working on the human body and exploring the relation between the senses and the body so I can understand the SELF a bit better. I have issues with the way we put labels, tags, and boundaries on the body and mind, and I want to see if can get read of them through my artistic process and practice. It’s a work in progress and you don’t have to agree with me, simply because it’s one perspective out of 8.1 billion of us on this planet living unique life experiences and this one is based on mine, based on my sensory processes.
I am working with beach stones and sandpaper now alongside with my ideas of mindless sensory walks and mindless sensory sittings.
In the second half of the class, we all got the opportunity to think about the ideas for our group project. Initially I was working in pair with Naomi, but very soon I decided to go solo. My idea was producing sound through our bodies and recording it for the later use. I was keeping in this workshop idea close to my personal project idea, so that if I got selected, I don’t need to start from the scratch in terms of research and experimentation.
Later I set up a session in the project room to practise and record myself. In my experience, when I record myself, it’s easier to see what’s happening from another perspective and reflect and improve and adjust your work if needed.