I am proud to say that I have passed through my mid-program review, and am now an official MFA candidate! It was a huge relief to get past that point. My committee had lots of great comments for me and gave me lots of things to consider as I continue moving forward with this work. Since I feel confident with how the meeting went I thought I would share a few more images with you all.
Now to work on the suggestions my committee made and see where the work goes from here!
I normally don’t share work from the early stages of my projects anywhere online. They tend to be private pieces for me (and professors/classmates). But, I am excited about this image, and am excited about where my work is going, so I have decided to share (though just this one for now).
As some of you may recall, my work deals with memory. I am investigating how the things we interact with every day impact memory, and how they become memories themselves. Maurice Halbwachs’ “Space and The Collective Memory” has had a big influence on me, as well as an essay by Ollivier Dyens. Halbwachs talks about the need for the stability of the every day in order to form memories. Yet, as Dyens points out, memories themselves are unstable and constantly changing. The juxtaposition of these things fascinates me.
In terms of technical aspects, this image consists of around 10 different photographs stacked together to form one final piece.
With my big mid-program review (the meeting that decides if I’m an official MFA candidate or not) coming up, I will be busy creating many more images in the next few weeks. Hopefully after that meeting is done I will feel comfortable enough with the work to share more with you.