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30
Nov
09

Memory Artifact

WHERE CAN YOU FIND THE MEMORY ARTEFACT

 

The Memory artefact has been loaded on to its own dedicated page, find that at the top of this blog roll under the header picture.

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29
Nov
09

UPDATE….Expanding on idea for Memory

THOUGHTS FOR THE MEMORY PROJECT

I have been thinking about the Memory project and the obstruction of doing something we have not done before and I have decided upon two things:

1) I am going to use a video camera and create a moving image

2) I want to show or demonstrate a completely different way of looking at a subject.

One thing that I have recently been striving to do is to do is use the camera to see the world from my point of view. From the simple act of trying to just get the camera to reproduce what my eye sees but I have not been successful. I have been talking to a photographer and she has been telling me that a camera can never reproduce what the eye sees.

So I have been trying to do the opposite and use the camera to see what the eye misses, there are hundred of example of this from wildlife photography, sports photography etc, etc. I am also going to try this technique out with a video camera to create moving images along the same line of thinking. I mentioned in a previous blog post that the piece is going to be inspired by how my daughter views christmas, she is 7 months old so I popped some basic research on the bottom of the post about the development of sight in babies. After thinking about how to shoot like this I also started thinking about myself and her future experiences of Christmas. I am short-sighted and as a result always feel I have a slightly different view of the world as a result. I have to choose to put on my glasses to view the world the way others do. The way I view the world without my glasses is similar to when a normal person looks at a person, landscape or light and squints. An artist who I think had  glimpse of this due to cataracts is Monet, I was lucky enough to see his collection for myself in london when I was in secondary school and have been inspired by his master pieces time and time again. One that I particularly like is from his collection made later in life during which he was slowly falling to blindness. My eye sight has got worse as I have gotten older and now it is at the worst it has ever been, if it was not for the brilliant invention of slim line lenses I would be forced to wear very thick lenses so when I look at Monet’s work especially his later years I enjoy someones view of the haze of my vision f the world.

Taking this wonderful inspiration when I started this bog I made a few personal goals the following two I want to focus on for this project:

  • I want to combine mediums, I want to produce  piece of work that combines two or more things like light and sound or photography and moving image or sound moving image and photography etc.

 

  • I want to do something that challenges me whilst enjoying the work I am doing.

I think that by using moving image I fulfill the obstruction set for the assignment but I also start toward achieving my personal aims as the whole point for me attending university is so that I broaden my skills and confidence so that when I progress into the working world I am not afraid to take on bigger and better opportunities or tasks.

I am unsure of how this will turn out but I am excited to try it out and to expand on a lacking area of skill, camera work and using editing software.

BUT ENOUGH TALK MORE ACTION I HAVE ALREADY STARTED SHOOTING AND NOW I JUST NEED TO TAKE ACTION.

20
Nov
09

UPDATE Memory : 10 Significant things!

10 Significant Things in My Life

 

We have been asked to blog about 10 significant things in our life as part of thinking about the Memory project.

It took me a while to come up with just 10 as when I started thinking about it I managed to come up with many more but I have narrowed it down to the following 10 things:

  1. The birth of my daughter, I created life, I nurtured it into being and I still help her grow, learn and in the future help her fend for herself.
  2. Meeting my husband, without meeting him I would not be where or who I am now, he inspires, encourages and supports my decisions and failures.
  3. Getting married, I simply never thought I would, so much so that when I used to think about it I glosses over the actual idea of it and just go to the part about being married with children, so who knew.
  4. My grandfather dying, on my birthday, it’s not a nice one but its a big one for me and significant for who I think I mentally am.
  5. My Great grandmother passing, she was like my Grandmother as my actual Grandmother was not around and I still miss our chats today, as I got older I found it easier to talk and relate to her as she has such a wealth of information and love.
  6. My childminder who was like a second Mum to me at points in my life dying and being told she has Terminal Cancer, I don’t think I have ever cried so hard, with other people deaths it was either expected or I was to young to feel it totally but with this I thought she owed be around forever.
  7. GettIng an A in Art at GCSE, as no one thought i could do it, and at least I have one A to show off!
  8. The first argument I had with Becky Merriman as now looking back at it four years ago it is the reason we are friends because she is so passionate about things that you know it’s a good thing when she argues with you.
  9. My mother getting ill in 2001, it was the first time I thought I was not going ot see her again in the way is was but in fact she came out of the situation changed, for the better, a better outlook on life.
  10. My dad telling me how proud he was of me for getting into University and then congratulating me when I told him we were expecting our second child.
20
Nov
09

Memory Mind Map

MEMORY

 




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