It was a relief to have passed and to receive such positive feedback for my first MA [Research into Practice] unit on Thursday [2012-01-26].
It has been frustrating to not yet be able to find the ocean and ecology research body with related low tide study that Carl referred to - I will need to follow this up with him when I next see him.
Yesterday [2012-01-27] afternoon I returned to the same stretch of Felixstowe beach to again gather detritus from human activity; again my partner accompanied me and documented some of the gathering photographically. As I gathered I reflected further on the feedback - about the gathering being performance - I contemplated whether this could be perhaps made more obvious by my choice of inapt clothing - such as a smart suit or my Ice Hockey Kit! This was partly prompted by the research I had done in the morning into the work of Doug Fishbone - and how in his recent film, Elmina, he as a western white man represents a black African farmer whilst the rest of the cast are all African and the incongruity is ignored.
My previous weekly session was last Sunday [2012-01-22]; on both of these 2 recent occasions it has been interesting to find more thread/twine etc entwined in seaweed on what appears to be the high tide strand line, yet the sea has been much calmer than in December - but there has been a more definite strand line and an increase in that detritus that is intertwined with the seaweed - not less as might have been intuitively expected.
Today I am looking forward to spending the day in London where I hope to visit the Tate Modern, the Dickens exhibition at the Museum of London and perhaps either the Foundling Hospital or the Whitechapel Gallery.