Week 9 WIP culling, editing, sequencing. 25.03.20
This week I have been listening to Natasha Caruana’s live workshops on her instagram and facebook accounts. I wrote about her research webinar HERE , and how that had effected my thoughts over my WIP .
Earlier that day she had talked about displaying our current WIP and how we work through our editing and selection process.
As written about in my last few CRJ posts, I decided to go back to my roots of this module and start my WIP again, but purely from my viewpoint, leaving out some of the influences I’ve had over the past few weeks that changed my works direction. I started with 207 images, got it down to 104 straight away, and then finally down to 70 images.
Today I was ill in bed so took the opportunity to print up these 70 images as small 3 x 2 inch copies, just on the home printer, and to tack them all to the wall to sort through, edit, and cull.
I game myself the aim of getting it down to 35 images over the course of the day.
I used Steph’s solitaire process she talked of in the face to face crit, and put them all originally in groups of colour/light/tone to get a feel for what I had, and what sat with what, and which images were too similar.
The idea being to collate a kind of ‘base WIP’, but to remain open to swapping images in and out of this, over these final few weeks before we have to finalise our critical review and our WIP to hand in.
I started off as so …..
After this the next stage was to straight away take my favourite images, the ones I HAD to have in the final WIP. These were the image of the cafe where I was working on m MA, Finn doing his science GCSE’s work on the PC on his bed , the ‘classroom’ with the world map in, and the image of oska grating the cheese.
I by the end of the day had culled down to the following 21 images the column from left to right are as follows -
column 1) My education within the MA
column 2) The two older boys doing exam revision prior to corona virus
column 3) Statements on coronavirus and isolation
column 4) The education that has been happening since coronavirus isolation
column 5-7) Amelias and Oska’s education pre-coronavirus and isolation
I have now ordered these 21 images as prints from print space so that I can see what they look like online, luckily print space is still open and delivering at the moment as the last place I ordered from Molly & Tom had to close due to quarantining . I have decided as a back up plan that if I cannot end up getting final prints to make my book I am going to video a ‘presentation’ of my WIP being projected as a home movie.
Graham, Rebecca. 2020. Bambino art. Week 9 Natasha Caruana creative research – why it’s important. Available at https://www.bambino-art.co.uk/week-9-natasha-caruana-creative-research-why-its-important-23-03-20 (Accessed 25.03.20)
Fig 1. Graham, Rebecca. 2020. WIP editing
Fig 2, Graham. Rebecca. 2020 WIP EDITING
Fig 3, Graham, Rebecca. 2020. WIP editing
Fig 4, Graham, Rebecca. 2020. WIP editing