Long title – deep thoughts…
During my period of abstenance from my MA studies, I have been more aware of what projects and work I have been doing, and spent time asking myself why I had chosen these particular projects, and what I was getting out of them. In terms of personal professional development and ongoing levels of experimentation and achievement.
I am slowly realising that theses are interwoven into my professional work, as I often use the possibilities within these projects to venture into experimentation and attempt tasks and skills that I have previously not embarked upon. This process of self development and learning seems to be very integral to my work.
I have been keeping a log book of the progress of all my work throught this time, and intend to use this when assessing and reflecting upon progress and achievements throught this period.
The origional MA title of ‘an investigation into mechanical movement as theatre’ still holds some validity and remains an important element to my work and ambitions, however I also have begun to realise that the essence of participation and interactivity is also very impotant to my work.
I will be cotinuing to pursue projects and steer my work in directions within which I can satisfy and realise my desires for experimentation, achievement while also cultivating an interest in work which is interative, participatory and mechanical.
Watch this space….
An art installation that has been the ‘to do thing’ in London since October 2012. I like it and would have liked to experience it. I love the philosophy behind it too. Interactive and participatory…
The Curve, Barbican Centre, London,
Media View, 10am – 1pm, Wed 3 October
2012 – 3 March 2013
Random International said: Rain Room is the
latest in a series of projects that specifically explore the behaviour of the
viewer and viewers: pushing people outside their comfort zones, extracting their
base auto-responses and playing with intuition. Observing how these
unpredictable outcomes will manifest themselves, and the experimentation with
this world of often barely perceptible behaviour and its simulation is our main
Finding a common purpose as students at the Royal
College of Art, Random International was founded in 2005 by Hannes Koch,
Florian Ortkrass and Stuart Wood. Today the studio is based in Chelsea – with an
outpost in Berlin – and includes a growing team of diverse talent. With an ethos
of experimentation into human behaviour and interaction, they employ new
technologies in radical, often unexpected ways to create work which also draws
on op art, kinetics and post-minimalism.
Love the use of found objects/lamps situated in oposing natural settings.
Yipee! I’ve sorted my research log book for module 3. I shall be handing it in next week. There are some production shots missing as I was not documenting my work at the time with a view to including it in my MA research log book. As this was decided after I had completed all the work. However I feel this is a good representation of the work I was undertaking during May, June, July and early August this year.
Next step – formalise the deferal of my MA studies to next summer, then I will be continuing to keep active with the odd bit of research and reading. I also intend to keep up the practice log book, so that I have a record of my continuing practice and the ability to reflect upon it and evaluate it for valuable learning and application of ideas and developed knowledge towards my future MA work.
Working on my belated research logbook submission for module 3. Then I need to take stock and revise my priorities with regards time devoted to work and MA studies etc. Not official yet but I am planning to defer my MA studies until July next year when I will resume them joining the following years’ students. At that point I hope to have rescheduled my priorities so that I am able to focus on the MA and get the best experience out of completing it sucessfully. It’s too important to me to make a poor job of!
I have been spending the recent time updating my professional work blog. I have been cataloging dates and activities completed with brief descriptions and photos in preparation for the incorporation of my professional work into my MA programme and project. I shall be selecting the key activities and begin to incorporate some theoretical frameworks that refect and support my activities.
I will be having a tutorial with Steve at the college tomorrow to get some advice and guidance upon this.
For those interested the blog URL is www.lizdeescostumier.wordpress.com