Week 6 Forums, Research, Summary. 16.07.2020

Week 6 Forums, Research, Summary. 16.07.2020

FORUM landings preparation

Produce & Discuss

This week’s activity allows you to select which images you will exhibit.

Consideration should be made to location / space / interaction, and the online platforms and resources available to you.

Comment on your peers’ work.

My WIP this module is looking at families who were not Home-Educating prior to school closures, but since trialing Home-Schooling during lockdown, have been contemplating the idea of continuing to Home-Educate after the schools return in September.
I have five families that are taking part , three have decided they are definitely home educating going forward, one has decided they are definitely not, and one is still on the fence.
These images are going to form (along with images from my final two shoots) part of a zine along with children’s work from a workshop I ran with them, a physical (socially distanced) exhibition in my garden at home , and the online landings exhibition. I have included two other images in this set from past modules that feed into the outdoor within nature narrative that is threading the photographic images together.Responses -

R-

Love these images, Bekkie. Your process from first module to now is really starting to hit home for me the benefits of home schooling. It’s not for everyone, but allow the kids the opportunities to learn hands-on and around the world is truly an amazing experience, and you have illustrated these points well with your images.Me -
ME-

Thanks , you’re totally right, it isn’t for everyone, and ‘we’ never wanted to try and show that it was, merely to show what it was, and how it can happen, and how it can happen successfully. I could never of imagined people would be thrown so deeply into the topic when I started on out this journey a year ago, it’s a crazy little world hey !

D-
Bekkie, these are beautiful, sensitive portraits, such a nice way to document a homeschooling journey.  I have had a little exposure to homeschooling the IB/IGCSE due to recent lockdown ongoing since March. I do find it hard with four though, especially right now. We have many friends/ballet parents that homeschool, it just seems to concentrate study time leaving time to explore other things. Really admire your work here.

A -

I love the idea of this project, and I think it’s really interesting how lockdown made the home the new school. I really respect anyone that isn’t afraid to step outside the conventional. Our ‘one size fits all’ education system is outdate and doesn’t work for everyone. It will be interesting to see the outcome of your work.

 

Week 6: THINKING ABOUT SPACES 

In this week, we will look more at how you could display your photography at the ‘group’ exhibition. This includes not only consideration of venues and spaces, but also ways in which the work can be installed, and how the audience can be engaged. Regardless of whether you are looking for an idea or have already got something in mind, the aim is to give some context to your chosen approach.

For this activity, find and post one example of an ‘alternative space’. Try to think outside of the (traditional) white walls of a gallery, such as a supermarket (see above), a billboard, or even a shoe. Don’t be afraid to post what might seem obvious, or unexpected, or even crazy, but please include an image. A brief repository of possibilities here could easily benefit all in the not-too-distant future.

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In the video below (from S.P MODULE) skip to 8min:40sec and I show a walkthrough of , and discuss the Anonymous project’s exhibition in Arles last year. The curators ‘dressed’ the house and utilised different spaces of it for exhibition. Using light boxes, images, projection, sound, and a rather fabulous installation of lots of old TV screens with photographs in them. You can read about the Anonymous project HERE

 

Figure 1, Graham, Bekkie. 2019. Sustainable prospects Oral presentation

As it says in my video, my intention has always been to create and interactive immersive exhibition for family’s to come and experience together. Home educating our children, one of our biggest enjoyments is going to galleries , museums, exhibitions etc , but I am very aware that my children have always enjoyed the more ‘far out’ there exhibitions SO much more than the standard gallery exhibition, this level of engagement is what I am striving for with my exhibitions .

My work is all centred around children, and education, and as grand as it would be for the art world to love my work, I am ultimately making this work for Families and children, they are the ones that it really matters to me how they experience it and what they take away from it. I am keen for my final collection of research and imagery into education to become an educational tool in itself.

For this module I am going to create a socially distanced exhibition in my garden, where you will enter through the front gate, walking through the garden (which is tiny by the way) experiencing imagery along the way (and possible sound as well) , interspersed with the artistic creations that my workshop attendees made for the collaborative zine project.  At the end of the exhibition you will be able to take a copy of the zine away. Participants in the project will get a zine for free, I will then offer anyone else a copy for a ‘donation’ as I don’t want to make it about money, but I am paying for it out of pocket and need to be mindful of that.

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Back to exhibitions I have recently discovered that the funding available to students is very slim and if I want to see this idea come to life for FMP I am going to have to try and find funding from somewhere, so any suggestions on that are much welcome !

 

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The second piece I will look at is Judy Chicago’s Dinner party  https://www.judychicago.com/gallery/the-dinner-party/dp-artwork/ . 

On the webpage for the dinner part is says “The Dinner Party was multi-faceted in that her goal was to introduce the richness of women’s heritage into the culture in three ways; a monumental work of art, a book and a film because she had discovered so much unknown information.” (Chicago. 2020)

Exhibited in 6 countries, in 16 venues to over 1 million people, the dinner party is considered the first major piece of feminist art created, with 39 table place settings set for 39 females, both ‘real’ and fictional.

 

Chicago, Judy. 1974-79. The dinner party.)

Figure 2, Chicago, Judy. 1974-79. The dinner party.)

I see many similarities between the two instillations, although the context of their viewing is very different. The subject matter may be different, but it makes me wonder, the Anonymous project was all about the telling of stories of forgotten people, forgotten images. The Dinner party was all about the symbolic representation of women throughout history, real, or not, who had in some ways been forgotten, or overlooked. This is very much in line with how I feel about alternative education. Glossed over, overlooked. It may be different right now during this particular moment in time, but this will not last forever, this time will be done, and then what will be left. Some are talking of educational revolutions, for my own part, the eternal pessimist, or realist some would argue, I don’t believe that will happen. BUT there is an opportunity here to create a long standing project that showcased this forgotten or more so overlooked community and culture. Through VR and online mediums the potential to create this longstanding representation, long after any exhibition is dismantled  is also there in a way that wasn’t before, and I am keen to explore this more as well.

There is a video on the diner party with Judy on you tube that I will share as well

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Chicago. Judy. The dinner party, You tube.

 

WEEK 6 ACTIVITY LANDINGS PREPARATIONS FORUM

My WIP this module is looking at families who were not Home-Educating prior to school closures, but since trialing Home-Schooling during lockdown, have been contemplating the idea of continuing to Home-Educate after the schools return in September.

I have five families that are taking part , three have decided they are definitely home educating going forward, one has decided they are definitely not, and one is still on the fence.

These images are going to form (along with images from my final two shoots) part of a zine along with children’s work from a workshop I ran with them, a physical (socially distanced) exhibition in my garden at home , and the online landings exhibition. I have included two other images in this set from past modules that feed into the outdoor within nature narrative that is threading the photographic images together.

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Figure 4, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

Figure 4, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

Figure 4, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

 

 

Figure 5, Graham. Rebecca. 2019

Figure 6, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

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Figure 7, Graham. Rebecca. 2019

 

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Figure 8, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

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Figure 9, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

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Figure 10, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

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Figure 11, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

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Figure 12, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

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Figure 13, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

RESPONSES

R

That’s such a good point to highlight. We are finding that my granddaughter really misses her friends, and it’s one of the reasons she’s going back to daycare. I guess if she had started with home schooling right off the bat, her reaction to isolation would be different.

ME -

 

You’d think so wouldn’t you, but man these kids are struggling. They are used to being out at beaches and woods, and with their friends all the time. In many ways the pandemic will of been less of an adjustment to schooled children, who although having lunch times , school trips , maths outside and the like, are at least ‘used’ to being confined to one building 6 hours a day 5 days a week.Our kids don’t have that, the majority of ‘Home-Education’ has very little to do with the home, and everything to do with being outside, in nature, and with people all the time.
But the name throws people lol

R-

That is a misnomer!

ME-

Isn’t it just.  ! Maybe that should be the project title

A -

I love using the window to make the most of the light. I did a work shop once where they advised to shoot the portrait without encompassing the actual glass. I’ve done it a few times and it can work really well.

 

REFERENCES

Chicago, Judy The Dinner Party 1974-79 Available at https://www.judychicago.com/gallery/the-dinner-party/dp-artwork/ (Accessed 03.07.2020)

Chicago, Judy. 1974-79 The Dinner party Available at https://www.judychicago.com/gallery/the-dinner-party/dp-artwork/ (Accessed 03.07.2020)

Chicago, Judy. 2012. The dinner party , a tour of the exhibition. You tube. (Accessed 03.07.2020)

Graham, Rebecca. Sustainable prospects oral presentation. Available at you tube.com (Accessed 03.07.2020)

The anonymous project. Press. Available at https://www.anonymous-project.com/en/press/ (Accessed 03.07.2020)

 

FIGURES

Figure 1, Graham, Bekkie. 2019. Sustainable prospects Oral presentation. You tube. Link above.

Figure 2, Chicago, Judy. 1974-79. The dinner party.

Figure 3, Chicago. Judy. The dinner party, You tube. Link above.

Figure 4, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

Figure 5, Graham. Rebecca. 2019

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Figure 7, Graham. Rebecca. 2019

Figure 8, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

Figure 9, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

Figure 10, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

Figure 11, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

Figure 12, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

Figure 12, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

Figure 13, Graham. Rebecca. 2020

 

 

 

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