Week 8 LANDINGS 2020 EXHIBITION

Week 8 LANDINGS 2020 EXHIBITION

 

‘A Heuristic Interlude’

by

Bekkie Graham

‘A Heuristic Interlude’ tells the stories of five families in the U.K, who were not Home-Educating prior to lockdown, but since trialling this way of living and learning through Home-Schooling during the school closures, have either decided to de-register from school, or are seriously considering doing so before schools return in September. As well as displaying the individual framed photographs, I also produced a broadsheet sized Newspaper of the images, including a piece of text on Home-Education, Home-schooling during lockdown, and looking at studies and statistics that have been formulated both by myself, and various research institutions since the schools were closed. Together, these are ’rounded up’ with personalised quotes from the family’s involved in the project.

During the weeks I documented the family’s stories, I ran an online zoom workshop teaching 30 children (including 7 of the 8 children in the images) how to create zines. I then gave the families the task to create visual responses to the phrase “Your Home Education.” It is these images that sit inside the tabloid sized newspaper supplement in my larger broadsheet of the project.

Designed as a way to help these families new to Home Education meet parents that were already home educating, and likewise the children as well, it became a community connection during the pandemic for both the parents and children alike.

Through intertwining the above with personal interviews with the families and children, looking at national Home-schooling surveys, and education based pandemic research , I have created a microcosm of the situation many families in the U.K now face , when deciding how best to live and learn together, going forward.

The project has been shown as  a socially distanced garden exhibition at my home in Cornwall, and is presented in a Broadsheet Newspaper, and tabloid sized newspaper that I designed for the module, both illustrated through this web gallery.

Exhibition Instillation shots by Bekkie Graham

‘A Heuristic Interlude’ Broadsheet Newspaper Photography and design by Bekkie Graham

 A visual response to the phrase  ’Your Home Education’ – Tabloid Newspaper . Art work supplied by 30 Home educated children and families in Cornwall. Design by Bekkie Graham

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Time – Lapse of the exhibition Set up, By Bekkie Graham

References

1/ Exhibition Instillation shots by Bekkie Graham

 2/ A visual response to the phrase  ’Your Home Education’ – Tabloid Newspaper . Art work supplied by 30 Home educated children and families in Cornwall. Design by Bekkie Graham

3 / Time – Lapse of the exhibition Set up, By Bekkie Graham

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