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Assessment Task 2

College of Arts, Victoria University

Teacher Name: Lisa Cianci - email: lisa.cianci@vu.edu.au
Course Coordinator & Education Manager: Alan Morgans - email: alan.morgans@vu.edu.au
College of Arts Office: City Flinders - Tel: 9919 1517

Class Website - http://multimedia.tafe.vu.edu.au/lisa/2013/CCE


Subject: CCE - Context & Culture

Course: Diploma of Visual Art (CUV50111)

 

Assessment Task 2 - Documenting & Managing Creative Content Project

Deadline: October 31 (class 14)

35% 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 reflective practice skills

Assessment Criteria / Learning Objectives

BSBCRT403A Explore the history and social impact of creativity

Element/Learning outcome

Performance Criteria

1. Investigate the history of creativity

1.4. Explore the relationship between creativity and different cultures and relate these to current contexts

2. Assess the impacts of creativity

2.1. Explore the impacts of creativity on the ways that people live and work
2.2. Explore the ways in which creativity has occurred in different fields of human endeavour
2.3. Determine and evaluate the factors that affect the presence or extent of creativity in a given situation

3. Evaluate the potential for enhancing creativity in own life

3.1. Extract key information and ideas from the history of creativity for possible relevance to own life and work
3.3. Reflect on how creativity or creative thinking might be integrated into own life and work

 

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 for other stakeholders?

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.

Part 1. Inventory - Prepare a set of images for the works you will be documenting. Document your artworks and support content for the semester in the manner of an art catalogue. Some of this content may also 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:

    1. Title of the work,
    2. Medium/Media,
    3. Size/Dimensions,
    4. Interaction information (how the audience engages with the work)
    5. Installation instructions (if applicable - for complex works).

Part 2. Archival Plan / Processes - Demonstrate throughout the semester how you are keeping your creative development and production content for art projects you are undertaking throughout the course. 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).

include documentation of 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


Part 3. Series Description - Write an archival description and statement of intent for the broad series of artworks you can define from your inventory. Considers all of the implications discussed in the module – specifically looking at the following elements where relevant:

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

 

4. 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. Specifications

Work must be saved in digital format using both text and image. You will create a Word document while compiling all of the information, then you will be shown how to create a set of static Pages on your blog to place this content.

 

4. References

See CCE 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: Inventory

criteria
2.3. Determine and evaluate the factors that affect the presence or extent of creativity in a given situation


Inventory documentation is extensive, a high number of artworks listed in the Inventory catalogue with accurate and insightful attention to detail in all required documentation elements. Digital image content is of a professional standard Inventory documentation is substantial, a large number of artworks listed in the Inventory catalogue with accurate attention to detail in most of the documentation elements. Digital image content is of a professional standard Inventory documentation meets the task criteria, an appropriate number of artworks listed in the Inventory catalogue with some attention to detail in some of the required documentation elements. Digital image content is without flaw, though could be more finished and professional Inventory documentation is provided but only at a basic level, lacking insightful attention to detail and only documenting a minimal number of artworks. Digital image content is present but of a fairly poor standard and requires further editing No evidence of inventory documentation, no evidence of digital image content, or documentation and image content are very poorly developed and as such are inadequate as a usable Inventory catalogue of work

task: Archival Plan

criteria
2.2. Explore the ways in which creativity has occurred in different fields of human endeavour

2.1. Explore the impacts of creativity on the ways that people live and work

Documentation and management of creative content forming an archival collection shows a deep critical analysis and knowledge of the topic covered, with insightful reflection of own processes and creative practice and types of records and artefacts that form the collection Documentation and management of creative content forming an archival collection shows knowledge of the topic covered, with reflection of own processes and creative practice and types of records and artefacts that form the collection Documentation and management of creative content forming an archival collection shows some understanding of the topic covered, with only basic reflection of own processes and creative practice and types of records and artefacts that form the collection Documentation and management of creative content forming an archival collection shows very limited understanding of the topic covered, with basic description of own processes and creative practice and types of records and artefacts that form the collection, though lacking insight and critical thinking No evidence of an archival plan, or documentation is so poorly written as to be illegible or unable to provide any coherent description or understanding of own creative practice or of the task requirements

task: Series

criteria
1.4. Explore the relationship between creativity and different cultures and relate these to current contexts


Series documentation is of a highly professional standard with appropriate and insightful determination of series groupings and written description of own artworks with no grammatical or typographical errors. Series documentation is of a professional standard with appropriate determination of series groupings and written description of own artworks with only very minor grammatical or typographical errors. Series documentation meets the criteria in the task with appropriate determination of series groupings and written description of own artworks with some grammatical or typographical errors which could be improved with further editing and proof reading. Series documentation is minimal and basic without full description for groupings of artworks and written dare poorly formed with many grammatical and typographical errors. No evidence of series descriptions or descriptions are very poorly written and do not meet the criteria in determining logical groupings of artworks into series.

task: Artist Statement

criteria
3.1. Extract key information and ideas from the history of creativity for possible relevance to own life and work

3.3. Reflect on how creativity or creative thinking might be integrated into own life and work


Artist Statement is of a highly professional standard with insightful, critical reflection of own processes and creative practice. Text is very well written with no grammatical or typographical errors.

Artist Statement is of a professional standard with critical reflection of own processes and creative practice. Text is well written with only minor grammatical or typographical errors. Artist Statement meets the criteria of the task with minimal critical reflection of own processes and creative practice. Text is readable but with some grammatical or typographical errors. Artist Statement is very limited and doesn't completely meet the criteria of the task with little understanding of critical reflection of own processes and creative practice. Text is poorly written with many grammatical and typographical errors. No evidence of Artist Statement or statement is very poorly written and as such does not meet the criteria in making explicit the processes and creative practice of the artist.

 

 

Assessment Overview:

CUVRES502A Analyse cultural history and theory

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

Evidence of the ability to:

  • select an appropriate research focus
  • analyse cultural ideas and information and develop substantiated positions to support professional practice
  • participate in informed discussion of cultural history and theory.

 

Assessment Rules

This project is assessed by presentation and submission of a written piece in electronic & hard-copy format. If you do not submit adequate work by due dates you will not be able to achieve competency in this Unit.

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