This year will be an important time to really grasp and develop our own personal practice and way of working. At the moment I’m really unsure of where this will take me, I’m excited to see how my practice will develop and of finding my own voice as an artist.
I left second year with really positive feedback following my film works on postmodernism and fragmentation of language/narrative/meaning. I found myself really enjoying working with film, and particularly the use of archived footage. This is something I have been considering and working on over the summer. Particularly, I am beginning to take an interest in the use of digital media, and am thinking about how a digitalised society has changed our relationship with knowledge, information and communication. This is my starting point and I’m looking forward to exploring this – perhaps also considering the relationship between more traditional ways of working compared to digital media, experimenting with an interplay between the two.
One particular aim I have for my work this year is to be a bit more ambitious with my work, to develop a bit more of a braver and bolder approach. I often develop quite ambitious strands of ideas, but am aware that I can be quite conservative and quiet with my making. Hopefully this year I’ll be able to push myself out of my comfort zone and towards being a more ambitious and experimental artist. The first step I have made towards this is to minimalise the amount of work I am doing in my sketch book, attempting to develop a body of work not constrained to such a confined space.