Hi. It looks like this is it. It’s finished. A couple of years late, I use this summer to continue onwards and map and fold along.
I turn the functional, sans images, PDF portfolio of assignment 5 into a document that houses: visuals and links to new work as engagement and resolution; how SYP can function as Practice as Research and to include the course items requested to demonstrate aims and objectives.
(There are also a number of newly written blog posts, referenced below, perhaps the most significant one in terms of review this one here: https://resbowgh.wordpress.com/2022/10/12/reflections-on-the-module-at-submission)
I attach the Portfolio as object as practice here too as reference point (see below). As with the research dissertation I address the reader to help orientation, navigation, comprehension (and to explore the boundaries of each).
I am also including the linked blogs that I highlight (as requested) as addressing the Learning Outcomes (see below).
[I have started to use the original name of this blog again, resbowgh.wordpress.com, intending to revert to a free blog again and releasing the close-open address]
Portfolio as practice as object, two collages created in conversation with the text to image AI Midjourney
… of a lengthy portfolio document. The document that follows is composed of three parts: a visual one, a reflective one and the one addressing the course items, the assessment terms, interwoven. The Table of Contents that follows overleaf tries to demarcate these parts sufficiently.
It (and so does this prelude too) contains a series of reflections: one, at the point of module end, early April, the very last day of the module. I return to this and find I do not want to alter it. It is reflective and prospective. I am at the point that is beyond the course, the assessment submission six months after course end, the latest possible. Unlike earlier courses this does not conclude quite so easily: sustain as demand at odds with conclude. I record another course reflection as audio file, realise that it is extra, I merely place it into a concluding blog post and place the original reflection, as text document in the respective g-drive folder. It still stands.
I have tried to address this circumstance of a somewhat odd temporality carefully, wishing to guide you through the extent and nuance of the portfolio, as per instruction, imagining you do not know much of my work. Visually, the text thus has two colours: what has been written by course end appears in black, automatic, all amended and added at submission (dark grey, custom). The course items display in that Word standard font Calibri, the PaR elements in Helvetica Neue, the Visual elements headers, as all others in Gill Sans, the visual work text descriptors like Avenir (Light).
As portfolio, this document contains possibly more text than those of my peers. Given my Research dissertation and a practice that is also research, this probably doesn’t surprise (even if it remains unusual). I link to several related blog posts, the submission also contains the blog posts mapped to Learning Objectives (and I include the Project Plan in the written submission folder on the g-drive as well as here). The reasoning for this is outlined in the first reflection, Practice as Research in Engagement 0. For the first module in some time, this final one also has a sparser online learning log again, I discover that much writing took place in private notes, Facebook posts and in the drafts to what becomes this portfolio.The first two images result from a conversation with the text prompt to image AI, Midjourney, an exploration in time-based, 16:9, notions of portfolio as practice and object.
Blog posts to Learning Outcomes
LO1 Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the theoretical context(s) relevant to your practice and have an understanding of the professional dimensions that underpin a successful artistic practice
- Submission post: PDF, prelude: this one here.
LO2 Present a coherent and resolved piece or body of work, making creative presentation decisions that complement your subject and/or your artistic strategies
LO3 Identify which areas of the creative arts industry are relevant to you and created potential links for Networking
LO4 Independently disseminate your work by establishing relationships and networks with audiences
LO5 Confidently engage a public audience with your work and analyse, review and evaluate information relevant to your practice, identifying opportunities for professional and creative development
The portfolio of my Sustain Your Practice assessment