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
- Show comprehensive documentation of planning and development
- Demonstrate good skills in participation and contribution to group work
Assessment Criteria / Learning Objectives
CUVCOR04A Originate concept for own work & conduct critical discourse
1. Research concept ideas
1.2. Critically analyse sources and references in the context of current work
1.3. Collect, collate and analyse references to inform concept development
2. Generate concept
2.5. Synthesise and refine concept based on research, reflection and relevant constraints
3. Conduct critical discourse
3.2. Identify potential ways in which discourse may be
undertaken, and select the most appropriate
3.3. Provide key information on work concepts and concept development including influences, evaluation of options and problem-solving strategies
4. Adjust and refine concept
4.1. Undertake own analysis of concept and challenge ideas and approaches taken
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.
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.
- 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:
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.
- 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
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:
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:
- 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).
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:
- Source(content & medium);
- Interaction (audience engagement);
- Intent for preservation and future re-presentation of the work.
- Title of the work,
- $Price (if applicable),
- Installation instructions (if applicable - for complex works).
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.
See CX4 website and weekly classnotes for references relating to this assessment task.