MA in Photography, Falmouth University, Module 3, Surfaces and Strategies, Week 4
My thinking about making work, thus my practice and strategy and indeed methodology, are on my mind. Week 4 of the Surfaces and Strategies module has led me to develop my writing about my work.
So, there is an ongoing and revealing journey, cogitating, revolving and gelling in my own mind and my goal is to able able to succinctly narrate my practice.
I have uncovered a purposeful definition of methodology;
“A system of broad principles or rules from which specific methods or procedures may be derived to interpret or solve different problems within the scope of a particular discipline. Unlike an algorithm, a methodology is not a formula but a set of practices”.
From http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/methodology.html accessed 23rd June 2917
I have reached a point where I can describe my approach conceptually, which is satisfying because it provides a matrix whereby I am able to test an idea against and if it proves an appropriate fit it will then smoothly ‘plug-in’ to the matrix.
My practice is centred on Documenting Memories
It is about liminality, the state of change and transition that leads to birth : life : death : rebirth.
Each state casts off, but emerges from, its predecessor; my practice intent is to record the previous; the preceding state and the interstitial.
I equip myself with the techniques to capture the whole, the intimate, the trace, the space and the material.
I reinterpret via visual strategies to provide an experience of memory.