The way I view the world of art has certainly been opened though these studies. My reality view has become much more of a process of continued creation. Something that stuck with me: I can at any moment ask myself what might I make! I have enjoyed the research and reading – always more to be done and this will hopefully be a part of my art practice for the rest of the studies as well as in my personal life.
Demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding
I feel the content of the work has now started to fall into place and I am so aware of all the previous exercises and research I did – I could draw on these during this part of the course. The assignment opened a whole world of historical context to my understanding and I am so much more aware of the influences around us – we carry them with us and it surely influences our thought patterns.
Demonstration of research skills
I enjoy this part of the studies – unfortunately I was not able to have more books from the recommended reading list. I found great value in a few lectures I found on the internet by prof Todd May – an enthusiastic teacher and great admirer of Deleuze. It was also great to use art works in the exercises and the reading on difference and similarities was a great learning curve.
Demonstration of critical and evaluation skills
This is most probably where I learnt most during this course. I understand the value of critical thinking and applying it into ones art practice. Theoretical knowledge is a wonderful foundation to think and enquire about reality. I am encouraged to explore more and learn from other artists. I find it difficult to keep my answers short – do think my assignment is long, but possible interpretations kept coming, the more I read!
Using and reading the language of the French philosophers is hard and I feel I battle, due to English not being my First Language Choice (mother-tongue is Afrikaans) I feel confident to write and believe the presentation of the blog is easy and interesting to follow.
I would like to start with the next assignment within the next 10 days. My plan is to apply for assessment of November 2019.