This week we continued our class research through more free-flowing responses to the work shown. Unfortunately, I’m having some technical issues so I will be uploading the photos at a later date. However, it’s interesting how different my creative process was this week in response to the material, last week I wrote immense amounts of material while this week I felt much more drawn to drawing and the movement of my pen. I created a continuous line drawing of lost faces surrounded by text referencing connection and questioning our interactions with others, it’s interesting that in a way my continuous line-drawing is a journey in itself. My second main drawing piece involved a mixture of references to different works, the drawing has a much more disorganised and creative approach, this is possible due to “Easy Rider” by Denis Hopper and Peter Fonda, 1969 which made me think about the impact of drugs and hallucinogenic “trips”/journeys. This idea really interested me also however it wouldn’t be a very practical choice as I don’t do drugs. To expand on the more non-traditional ideas of a journey I practically liked “Bas Jan Ader and Falling– Here is Always Somewhere else, Rene Daalder, 2021” which made me think about gravity and its inescapability of it in relation to my own life. Falling not only literally but falling from different places in my life for example losing my job and deteriorated relationships lost.
I have also had my tutorial this week which helped me reflect on my experiments so far. I like the idea of testing my memory and it’s interesting what my results are, embracing the failures is a key feature of the work so far. To improve on my work I need to make this clearer and really think about where this project is heading. For example, my work could stay inside this small book which I then display in a creative manner or is it possible that I could collaborate and take my work to a different level through installation? In order to make my work clearer I want to improve the drawings, not in a way that makes them more complete or better “quality” but in strong mark making with shading and contrast. I could also possibly include writing in the pieces, little labels or titles could add more character as well as clarity.