Richard Brooks - Reflective Journal

Richard Brooks - Reflective Journal

About the Artist RWB Journal

My work is informed by my personal faith, sense of vulnerability, bereavement, and, my personal experience.

My practice centres on addressing social justice issues of the human condition. I avoid making work of any individual person; so that neither, is the individual stigmatised, nor is the work unduly personalised.

Since January 2012 I have used this blog as part of my reflective journal.
Included in this journal is some of my documentation of my research; the underlined text provides links to web pages etc that have formed part of my research.
The Research Visits category includes some responses to gallery visits.

Video & Pamphlet.

Art Practice -Work In ProgressPosted by Richard Thu, April 26, 2012 11:16:29
It has been good to spend some time over the Easter break working on my video and on my pamphlet.

I was pleased to be able to combine a few threads in my approach, content and presentation of my pamphlet; so that it incorporates being folded out, some of my reflections and it seems to compliment the video. It was good to explore the use of different size text and the relationships between different panels as it was folded/unfolded - I did not want to loose this so this confirmed my choice of a printed pamphlet rather than an e-pamphlet.

I have enjoyed working on the video, I found it satisfying that it incorporates so much of the work I have been doing, whereas I was somewhat frustrated that the prints were only a small concentrated distillation. I did consider adding text - perhaps as a ticker feed listing dates and items of detritus; but at the moment I am enjoying utilising the found text - which I have emphasised by the use of timing - giving the viewer time to read and take in the text which seems to give extra emphasis and sense of meaning to following images. I am also pleased with the use of sound - the sound of the sea, the ebb and flow, seems to resonate well with the rest of the work.

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