It was good to successfully complete the show installation, critical evaluation and collating my research files for yesterdays hand in.
Here is the brief summary of my Masters Project:
During my MA project I have continued my practice of using my blog alongside a more
private notebook for my reﬂective journal. In addition I have continued using Twitter as a micro-blog often as a means of speaking out.
These have assisted me in the development of my practice as I have continued in my
enquiry into art as a prophetic voice.
My research methodology has remained largely practice based as I have established that thinking through making is a key element in my practice.
I have continued to use a range of resources in my research as I investigated the three strands of art, theology and social justice. Latterly I have relied more on making electronic copies of key online resources rather than printing them out. This has also been the case with documenting gallery visits.
For the Masters project I have made four complimentary works: -
quicktime video in real time at actual size showing the assimilation of powder
in the milk.
50 black and white photographs each with a painted game of noughts and
crosses on it. (nb I am submitting the box set of the 50 images for the MA
10 minute quick time video of the coastal scene with no trace of human
Assimilation (27 million)
9 hour 46 minutes quick time video that documents the counting of
27,000 rice crispies in real time. As time progresses the bowl is almost
completely obscured by rice crispies.
I anticipate continuing in this practice and further developing my art as prophetic voice prompting questions about injustice and stewardship. I will continue to make both moving and still images; sometimes contemplative and at other times disturbing.
For those who want to read more, here is my Critical Evaluation, available as a pdf download:
I am now really looking forward to the MA show opening at the end of the month http://www.nua.ac.uk/madegreeshow2013
Here is the link to my online catalogue for the show: http://www.nua.ac.uk/madegreeshow2013/catalogue/richardbrooks