Overall i liked the outcome of our project. I felt it had a successful link to my previous city work and as a finished project it came together very well and our presentation of out work tied together well. For our final piece Laura, Ronnie and I created a book we each did our own double pages of work playing on our theme of ‘why come to Cardiff’ where we all developed and explored our theme in slightly different ways. I wanted to look at what makes Cardiff ‘dirty’ and looked at using a different form of photography than i usually do so i tried taking polaroid pictures and looking at gum on the floor and looking at individual details of things such as a rusty chain. We also made collaborative double pages in the book, Where we took turns adding to the pages combining our styles of work to create one image.
After we completed the book we decided that while setting up our presentation that we needed to add more to make it all come together visually. We blew up our favourite pages from the book to make a3 posters and our favourite collaborative ages.we then collected rubbish and fund objects and laid them out on the table.
I enjoyed working as a team, Although sometimes my other commitments lead me to miss one or two meetings, i still completed my share of the work and on time. I feel like the other members of the group gave their fair share of work and we all worked well coming up with the theme and didn’t have many issues with our creative preferences.
Coming into Field was a bit intimidating, i didn’t know many people on other courses and i didnt know the people on my course who was in my field group very well either. To start with we had to find someone we’d never met on a different course and discuss what we have done previously in the city project in our subjects then tell the group. I spoke to Laura on graphic design, she told me in her city project she went round town and asked people to write down their secrets and then they made an image out of all the text. When we finished the group talk we had to chose our group. I said i’d be happy working with her as we both had done work interacting with the people of cardiff and i thought id like to explore this further. We then spoke to vicky from fine art and she joined our group.
After brainstorming what we can all contribute, our strengths, our processes and what we enjoy doing we then discussed ideas. After deliberating we decided that we wanted to look at the negative side to cardiff and named our theme ‘ why come to cardiff’.