The electronic work for my Final Project is in various places. On this blog, everything tagged with Final Year relates to it, but especially
- Research for this project only
- The water strand
- Chasing Pigeons
- Photographing Feelings
- My installation preparation
- All the commentary on my own films
- Longer pieces of writing
- Pigeons photos on flickr
- Underfall photos on flickr
- Photographing feelings on flickr
- Lots of my film on vimeo
- My flickr in general - and my various albums of photos
- My ongoing Palimpsest:Sublimation project, that I contributed to throughout this project, and my writing about it
I deliberately haven’t put all my film into the vimeo, or submitted it all for assessment, because there are days worth of raw material there, and Shawn said it was too much to look at - and actually, the various videos give a good example of it.
My Preparation for Self-Directed study module, and the Self-Directed Study module I started but didn’t finish both very much informed this work, also being about the Harbour and water - I was approaching it from a different angle (ha!) but that was about exploring the city through the city’s water, and in retrospect, fits perfectly into the Psychogeography approach. And my second year Places Project, from the Beyond the Frame module, was also important, especially the research/experimentation with sound, and the research on installations (there’s more in my sketchbook from that project, including lots on Bill Viola)
More research I’ve done for previous projects that is also relevant to this one:
It’s been a strange week, putting up the installation. I got into the room for the first time last Wednesday, and it seems HUGE without the computers etc in it. I had Vik helping me, so on Thursday we blacked out the windows to make it light-proof, and hung the computer monitors, and checked out the films in situ. It was strange seeing the films up - they looked too slow, but I knew they’d look different once I had them opposite the big film.
This is a description of just one of the films, but it is indicative of the process
Piece 1 – different waters – made on 21st-22nd January
I find it very hard to document my editing decisions – it’s very much a case of living in the moment, and going with what feels right. Of course I analyse it as I go, and make a hundred decisions, but I can’t stop and record it all, because that breaks my flow.
I made this piece with the idea that it would be part of an installation of films – I was picturing having this, and some of the individual pieces – or maybe this piece, of lots of clips of a minute-and-a-half, and another piece of clips of 3-5 minutes in length, and then one or two longer pieces in a film, with a soundpiece over the top.