Week 9 Natasha Caruana , Creative research – why it’s important 23.03.20

Week 9 Natasha Caruana , Creative research – why it’s important 23.03.20

 During the week I had seen that Natasha Carauan’s workshowgrow on INSTAGRAM  was running a series of free workshops over the coming two weeks during the quarantine period . The first one ran on Monday 23rd and was a a workshop on ‘RESEARCH – AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT’ I wrote down lots of really useful notes on Natasha’s working process, but captured this part of the talk which I thought was a really important piece of information (just like the Oliver Jeffers talk yesterday) on how different artists edit , cull, and sequence images. This was especially important for me as after the feedback and conversations I have had with tutors and peers recently, I decided to go right back to my original plan for this module of capturing images that tell the narrative of my family, why we home educate, what that looks like for us having children with such varying ages, and why philosophically we do it. This isn’t ‘another idea’ or me being unsure of my project, or lacking confidence. This is me making the decision to of listened to everyone, taken onboard their advice, to follow through with some of it, but not others’ and ultimately for this to be entirely my project , how I see it and experience it, and how I want other people to see it. 




NOTES Chose wedding project She keeps physical archive of project 5 A5 sketchbooks for the one project trying to create something from nothing that reflects on data She always looks back on her past work when starting a new project. Specifically her mistakes to see where she went wrong writes pros and cons on each idea looked at statistics once she had decided on the divorce idea Until one specific statistic pulls her in Thinks its a really good idea when you have a wobble to write it down, why you are wobbling and what you can do about it, and to let that out so you can move on with your project. Writes post it notes of questions she is asking herself visited pawn shops to look for old wedding rings, interviewed shop keepers mind maps of ideas work out what it is you are doing and then give the idea space and come back to it (like over Jeffers was saying yesterday) When testing out materials it is still research it is called RESEARCH AS PRACTICE though Thought she was making a documentary film but it morphed into a performance piece Give something a work in title you can always change what is it – article on divorce so what – highest divorce rate what next – how can I give the audience the same surprise I felt After this I always write a proposal for myself I include in it

  1. idea
  2. context
  3. methodology
  4. what I need to do to create the project
  5. audience
  6. timeline
  7. budget

Took documentary images and film, and she edited all the documentary images out ‘BE GONE”  ….. it was far too jumpy with those images in there.   The Gibbs reflective cycle look up .  


Caruana, Natasha. 2020. Workshowgrow. Instagram. Available at https://www.instagram.com/workshowgrow/?hl=en (Accessed 23.03.20)

Graham, Rebecca. 2020. Week 9 Oliver Jeffers IG livestream. Available at https://www.bambino-art.co.uk/week-9-oliver-jeffers-ig-livestream-23-03-20/   (Accessed 23.03.20)

Graham, Rebecca. 2020. n caruana editing culling development. Bambino art you tube. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1SPQqiY-K0&feature=emb_logo (Accessed 23.03.20)

Southendasphoto. Gibbs reflective process in art and design. Available at http://southendasphoto.blogspot.com/2013/11/gibbs-reflective-practice-in-art-design.html (Accessed 23.03.20)



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