Week 1_Primer Project & the Walk

Cinematic Space (Part I)

The purpose of this ‘primer’ is firstly, to get to know the territory through physical (embodied) experiences, observation and documentation; and secondly, to start to produce useful, meaningful and beautiful work quickly, as a shared resource for the studio and, ultimately, contributing to the end of year exhibition(s).

We walked the territories for the project(s) on Monday, 1 October. On the same day.  half of our students got the chance to visit Bobby Baker’s installation “Great and Tiny War” link

As this is in a three bedroom, semi-detached house, capacity is limited to 4 people per hour, and it was such a thoughtful, witty and joyous exploration. Performance and visual artist Bobby Baker has created a profoundly imaginative exploration of families in wartime, especially shines a light on the role of women during wartime and the impact of conflicts, historical and contemporary, on the mental health of whole families through the generations.

After the walks, Our students are grouped with mixed 5th and 6th-year, for approx. four students each group to document the territories, along two routes / gateways to Newcastle (Shields Road / Westgate Road). The studio proposes an empirical and embodied approach to research and knowledge. For the duration of semester one, we will not discuss any secondary sources, such as demographic (i.e. averaged) information.

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Photos from the fieldtrip

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Brief for Week 1&2

 

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