This week has gone in a blink as the process of production kicks in. The exhibition took time at the start of the week. The image set is now fixed and has gone to print. Link . I met with the gallery space owner who is very excited about the show and is using it to advertise his own space. It is an internet and learning centre. This means he is pushing the show for me. Posters have been designed and will be placed in strategic places. A couple of friends are helping with putting the show up. They wanted me to do lots more work but I explained I get no marks for this work and need to now focus attention on my marked deliverables. Great reaction from them was ‘just tell us what to do and we will do it.’
I am now focussing on the WIP Portfolio and my Oral presentation. Had a great session with Cemre on Thursday. Following this I laid out around 30 images on my sitting room floor for an afternoon and evening while watching cricket and then a movie. Patterns emerged and I played with different arrangements. I then carried out a ruthless cull and sequencing to create a narrative to the 15 images below. I will now leave these on the floor, get more eyes on them and add or subtract to make the submission as strong as it can be by August 19th.
Preparing the Oral has helped with the above process with the Portfolio. I have also found my own CRJ extremely useful in putting the Oral together. The frustrating part has been learning how to use Adobe Rush to make a movie for the oral. This is a tool I need so I must go through the pain.
Next week is more of the same. Prints for the exhibition will be ready on Monday. For the portfolio I want to ask what story is it telling and if that is the story I want to tell. Does it need some words? What is missing?
I need to keep focussed on production and delivery now. However, I feel an itch to go further with my project. I am excited about where it might go and am keen to explore ways of expressing The Truth & Beauty of me with me both in images and not in images. Although my exhibition is about an abandoned village the work was created out of my own emotions when I was in the village. This connection interests me.