Category: Reflective Journal

Reflectively written blogposts that allow me to ponder on my research and experiences to conceptualize ideas for future direction

The Untold Edition — what really happened

When I started this MA, my work was divided into two veins. There was my self-taught, studio practice stemming from completely random inspiration, shared with the audience only after it had been edited into material I deemed fit for an audience. Then there were my community projects; an un-choreographed intermingling of me as an artist with my audience. The objectives of these two divisions of my practice were also totally different. Studio practice was sold, or gifted, or simply kept in a folder to look back on. Community projects were small sparks intended to impart a love for art, inspire …

A Series of Unfortunate Events

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Well okay, so not exactly a series, I just wanted to use that title xD But yes, the major unfortunate event that happened was: MY WEBSITE GOT DELETED! CAN YOU IMAGINE? I WASN’T EVEN ABLE TO WRITE BLOGS ON MY TUTORIALS! Enough capitals. It was sooooo frustrating to not have my blog anymore. It was like a heavy dose of ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’. I never realized how much I’ve come to rely on this blog to keep my thoughts straight until it was snatched away from me. Suffice to say, I felt utterly lost. So the last …

TAABIR — Artists Collective

Outsider art. It’s an interesting term. Used to describe art produced by untrained people or people beyond the sphere of the art world. Personally, I think that the term should have been unnecessary and it is unfortunate that it isn’t so. Art shouldn’t be elitist; it shouldn’t require qualification or expertise to produce. If something is created with the intention of evoking, communicating and connecting, it should suffice as art no matter the expertise or background of the creator. I understand the other half of the debate too though. What about all the development of skill and hard work artists …

Interactive digital installation — first attempt

It is my personal belief that art requires an audience. If art means something to somebody then I believe it has fulfilled its purpose. It may inspire, repel or cause controversy but it will evoke something in someone. Put like that, one could say art may be incomplete without an audience? What if we view that thought literally? Interactive digital installations seek to make the audience part of the art itself. They unfold like a performance. They create connections. I always imagine interacting with a digital installation as taking part in a dream. Something unreal is taking place and the …

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