Subject: CX4 - Context & Culture 4

Course: Diploma of Visual Art (21885VIC)

 

Unit of Competency: VPAU014 - Manage creative and professional self

School of IT & Creative Industries, Faculty of Workforce Development, Victoria University

Teacher Name: Lisa Cianci | email: lisa.cianci@vu.edu.au
Course Coordinator & Education Manager: Alan Morgans | email: alan.morgans@vu.edu.au

Class Website - http://lisacianci.vucreativeindustries.com/2012/CX4

 

Assessment Task 3 - Managing and Documenting Creative Content

Deadline:

  • class 15 (although some content required before Nov 13 for exhibition)

20% of total mark for the subject.


Assessment Grades

HD: High Distinction 80-100, D: Distinction 70-79,  C: Credit 60-69, P: Pass 50-59, N1: Not Yet Competent 49-40%, N2: Not Yet Competent <40%

In order to achieve a HD for this brief you need to:

  • Meet all the requirements of the brief
  • Creatively explore ideas and outcomes
  • Have solid justification and reference for aesthetic choices
  • No typos or grammatical errors and consistent formatting in any written material
  • Show comprehensive documentation of planning and development
  • Demonstrate good skills in participation and contribution to group work

 

Assessment Overview:

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

The demonstrated ability to manage creative and professional self by:

  • Applying ethical standards
  • Setting and meeting own work priorities
  • Developing and maintaining artistic and professional
    competence

 

Assessment Rules

This project is assessed on an ongoing basis. The development of effective design, navigation and interaction is an essential part of this project and it is necessary to achieve a competent grade for the design spec before proceeding to the content development phase of the project. If you do not submit adequate work by due dates you will not be able to continue with the task.

For the policy which you will be assessed with please refer to the Assessment Policy section of your Creative Industries student handbook or the online copy of the Assessment Policy:
http://multimedia.tafe.vu.edu.au/studentva/Assessment.cfm

Assessment Criteria / Learning Objectives

Element/Learning outcome

Performance Criteria

1 Apply ethical standards

1.1 Personal work and business practices comply with ethical standards, regulations and/or guidelines as appropriate

1.2 Identify and address conflicts of interest as required

1.3 Comply with business ethical standards, regulations and
guidelines (as appropriate) in all business relationships

1.4 Situations which pose ethical problems are resolved or referred as appropriate

2 Set and meet own work priorities

2.2 Technology is used efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments

3 Develop and maintain artistic and
professional competence

3.1 Personal knowledge, skills and own work are assessed to determine development needs and priorities to improve own
art practice and professional competence

 

 

 

1. Project Description

Artists are not necessarily the best "keepers" of creative content, or content related to the development of artworks. In the current digital information culture, it is very easy to document and record our creative practices through a variety of means, but do we do it well enough to make our work accessible for current requirements, and to future-proof our content?

This assessment task is focused on developing a practice of self-documentation, and documenting artworks for professional purposed such as promotion, exhibition catalogues, etc. and for preservation purposes - keeping creative content accessible into the future.

It will be important to document not only your finished artworks, but any support content that provides further information about your creative practice, and supports your practice as evidence and record of the work you do.

 

2. Requirements

This assessment task will involve several activities that will be structured around your artworks produced in other parts of the course, and the end of year exhibition that some of you will participate in.
Students not participating in the exhibition will still need to document their work to meet the requirements of the assessment task.

  1. Process - Demonstrate throughout the semester how you are keeping your creative development and production content for art projects you are undertaking throughout the course.

    Use your blog or other digital medium to document how you are future-proofing your own creative practice, considering the development of some of the following elements:

    • Using archival materials for analogue artworks;
    • Documenting analogue artworks in digital formats such as image, video, text description, diagrams, specification documents, instructions, scores, scripts, etc;
    • Standard digital file formats to use for digital artworks or documentation of analogue works;
    • Naming protocols for both analogue and digital files & content;
    • File systems, version control, etc;
    • Physical backup – digital storage media & backing up, cloud backup;
    • Trusted custodians  - now and in the future – who would you give your passwords to?
    • Tiering - Social media systems, interlinking with similar sites, creating an extended online presence;
    • Semantic web – Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) RDF, Friend of a Friend (FOAF) etc


  2. Artist Statement - Write a brief artist statement about your self and your art practice. Focus on who you are and what you do. Research is useful here to see how other artists present themselves. You will find many examples online, or at any exhibition you might attend. Tone and style of the statement also say something about you.



  3. Collection Description/Archival Plan- Make a plan for your creative content archival collection. Describe your Collection. What will you keep? How will you keep it? Where will you keep it? Write a short statement about your plan for your own personal archive. Think about reviewing it each year.

    Things to consider:

    • What kinds of content do you create? Painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, installation, performance, digital images, videos, text files, animations, games, websites, email, other?

    • What is the function of your content? artworks, design, instructional, administration, documentation, promotion, social communication, funding applications, evidence of transactions?

    • If you consider these types of content and their function, then which of those content "items" should be kept indefinitely? Which for a few years? Are there any reasons you might keep items longer, that would usually be deleted at the end of a project or after a short periods of time?

    • What about all the content you are keeping in online systems? Blogs, wikis, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Vimeo - how would you "archive" the content from these systems, and once you get the content out, how would you access it?

    • if you begin to identify what items you need to keep and why, then you can start to think about how you should keep them... storage methods & strategies, file formats with the best chance at longevity, physical digital storage of documentation (hard disks, DVDs, cloud servers, etc).




  4. Series Description - Write an archival description and statement of intent for the broad series of artworks, projects, events or installations that you have produced this year. Considers all of the implications discussed in the module – specifically looking at:

    • Source(content & medium);
    • Environment;
    • Installation;
    • Technology;
    • Interaction (audience engagement);
    • Intent for preservation and future re-presentation of the work.



  5. Inventory - Document your artworks and support content for the semester in the manner of an art catalogue. Some of this content can then be used by students participating in the end of year exhibition. It will be a useful exercise for exhibition, funding/exhibition applications and as part of the archival documentation of your work. List the following information with a minimum of 1 image per piece:

    • Title of the work,
    • Medium/Media,
    • Size/Dimensions,
    • $Price (if applicable),
    • Installation instructions (if applicable - for complex works).

 

 

3. Specifications

Work must be saved in digital format using both text and image. You can place this content on your blog, email it to me, or create a Word or PDF document. As long as quality content is there, I don't mind which digital format you use.

 

4. References

See CX4 website and weekly classnotes for references relating to this assessment task.

 

5. Assessment Rubric

 

Task / Performance Criteria Advanced
HD(100-80%)
Very Good
D(70-79%)
Good)
C(60-69%
Competent
P(50-59%)
Not Yet Competent
N1/N2(<50%)

Task: Process

Criteria
1.1 Personal work and business practices comply with ethical standards, regulations and/or guidelines as appropriate

1.4 Situations which pose ethical problems are resolved or referred as appropriate

Documentation is of a very high standard with inciteful reflection of own processes and creative practice. Text is very well written.

Documentation is of a high standard with inciteful reflection of own processes and creative practice. Text is very well written. Documentation is of a good standard with good level of reflection of own processes and creative practice. Text is fairly well written. Documentation is of a competent standard with some reflection of own processes and creative practice. Text requires some editing. Documentation is not complete or is of a very poor standard without adequate reflection of own processes and creative practice. Text is poorly written or is not legible.

Task: Collection Description

Criteria
1.2 Identify and address conflicts of interest as required

Documentation and management of creative content forming a collection is of a very high standard with inciteful reflection of own processes and creative practice and types of records and artefacts that form the collection Documentation and management of creative content forming a collection is of a high standard with inciteful reflection of own processes and creative practice and types of records and artefacts that form the collection Documentation and management of creative content forming a collection is of a good standard with a good level reflection of own processes and creative practice and types of records and artefacts that form the collection Documentation and management of creative content forming a collection is of a competent standard withsome reflection of own processes and creative practice and types of records and artefacts that form the collection Documentation and management of creative content is not complete in forming a collection is of a poor standard without adequate reflection of own processes and creative practice for types of records and artefacts that form the collection

Task: Series Description

Criteria
1.3 Comply with business ethical standards, regulations and
guidelines (as appropriate) in all business relationships


Documentation is of a very high standard with inciteful description of own artworks Documentation is of a high standard with inciteful description of own artworks Documentation is of a good standard with inciteful description of own artworks Documentation is of a competent standard with inciteful description of own artworks Documentation is not complete or is of a poor standard

Task: Inventory

Criteria
2.2 Technology is used efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments

3.1 Personal knowledge, skills and own work are assessed to determine development nee art practice and professional competence

Documentation is of a very high standard with inciteful documentation of artoworks with excvellent attention to detail in all required documentation elements. Digital image content is of an excellent standard Documentation is of a high standard with inciteful documentation of artoworks with high attention to detail in all required documentation elements. Digital image content is of a very high standard Documentation is of a good standard with a good level of documentation for artoworks, with some attention to detail for required documentation elements. Digital image content is of a good standard Documentation is of a competent standard with adequate documentation of artoworks showing some attention to detail in required documentation elements. Digital image content is of a competent standard Documentation is not complete or is of a poor standard not meeitng the required documentation elements. Digital image content is not complete or is of a poor standard

 

6. Production deadlines
It is important that you bring all materials and development work with you to all classes.
Deadline:

  • class 15

 

7. Progressive Assessment

This project is assessed on an ongoing basis. The development of effective design is an essential part of this project and it is necessary to achieve a competent grade for the design spec before proceeding to the content development phase of the project. If you do not submit adequate work by due dates you will not be able to continue with the task.

For the policy which you will be assessed with please refer to the Assessment Policy section of your Creative Industries student handbook or the online copy of the Assessment Policy:
http://multimedia.tafe.vu.edu.au/studentva/Assessment.cfm