Contextualisation, Field

How Field Link to My Current Practice

Field has given me a better idea of how artwork makes problems clearer. For example work, I looked at Banksy and Duchamp work which has given me ideas of how work can provoke the viewer into a state of mind which let the reader feel things the other work wouldn’t normally do that. the provoking of the work shocks the reading into thinking why don’t we do something about this, this could mean that they want to do something to work because they might not consider it art( Duchamp, Fountain) or work that is so offensive that makes people angry(Banksy, Gay Cop Kissing). These types of art shock everyone and makes people think.

Fountain, Duchamp 1917
Gay Cops Kissing, Banksy

During field have learnt some key skills into learning how to transfer ideas into my work, I never use meanings in my work, if it is not about politics but I can now transfer problems about me and other problems from the world into a piece of artwork which came from looking at artists more in depth and meanings.

Field made me think out of my comfort, makes me try things I wouldn’t even try and do if I was allowed to choose on my own. I create work that has a message in the work but the work I made was provocative and something I wouldn’t try. something so shocking to some people.

Another skill I have tried to develop on is my ability to talk to a large group of people. with the other areas in fine art talking to a large group doesn’t happen often, but in field it makes me do it, there is no getting out of it, you have to do it. I’m no the most confident speaker, but during field speaking about my work and answering questions about the work gave me a lot of confidence while doing it. I got a sense of achievement to be able to talk as long and in depth, as I did, it might not have been the best but in my eye, I felt very happy with what I developed in my talk.

My field experience had its ups and downs. during some of the groups I had, I could interact and enjoy myself but some of them I just didn’t like, some were unorganised which let down the whole group down, which in turn lead to me not attending. Another reason why I had lacked in attendance was due to problems with my health which talking about embarrass me and lead me to not coming in for a few sessions.


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