Category: Reflection on journey

overall course reflections and reflections on my journey – meta-perspective

Reflection on my journey Nov17

Now, that I approach the end of ‘Understanding Visual Culture’ I am wondering where I am now compared to the beginning. After having finished drawing 1 and painting 1 alongside my decision to move from the Painting degree pathway to Fine Art degree pathway, it became clear that a more contextual situation of my own practice would be really beneficial.…

Part Four – Assignment 4: Reflection on tutor’s feedback and tutorial

Here my reflection on tutor report and tutorial for assignment 4 submission. The overall evaluation of my essay: Overall appraisal: My tutor acknowledged my assignment essay as a good assignment work => I am satisfied that my efforts and wider interrogation of the subject matter of the work of Michael Asher came across as a good approach. I didn’t focus…

Contemporary Art – Slave of opposition ?!

I am noting down my thoughts, to release inner pressure, and to reflect on my journey throughout this course (not a statement, rather a verbal image): From all my reading and research I got the deep impression that with increasing self-critique as part of artist’s identity, the avant-garde in all its difference became just a struggle with defining itself. Greenberg…

Parallel Project ‘Difference and Becoming’ – new site and link

From some discussions in the OCA forum as well as my own reflection on how to proceed with my parallel projects, I decided to create a separate wordpress site/blog dedicated to my current project ‘Difference and Becoming’ in context of Deleuze and the ‘ruin of representation’ (Olkowski) Here the link to my seperate site: https://differencebecoming.wordpress.com  I will keep in the menu…

Part Four – Assignment 4: Self-Evaluation

My self-evaluation against the assessment criteria Demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding Demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding Broad and comparative understanding of subject content, knowledge of the appropriate historical, intellectual, cultural or institutional contexts. With part three in the back, I was more prepared to tackle part four with the challenging topic of difference. Reading primary materials especially…

Notes on Creativity

Christian Lloyd, OCA tutor for visual communication, illustration and creative arts, mentioned in the discuss forum his work on writing the new HE4 level course unit ‘Visual Dynamics’. He asked for some student (or tutor) contributions from a range of different disciplines and levels, providing a few general questions about our creative process (to be rephrased and /or annotated with images).…

Part Three – Assignment 3: Reflection on tutor’s feedback and tutorial

Overall evaluation: Today, after receiving a short and comprehensive formative feedback, I had a video tutorial with my tutor. My tutor annotated my essay with, as he described it, ‘provocative rather than critical’ comments and questions. The main point is ‘to raise competing ideas wherever possible to keep my thinking’ going. I am very glad for such thought-provoking input. Not…

Part Three – Assignment 3: Self Evaluation

My self-evaluation against the assessment criteria Demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding Demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding. Broad and comparative understanding of subject content, knowledge of the appropriate historical, intellectual, cultural or institutional contexts. I continued my research approach from part 2 and to read around the course work, looking at current topics in newspapers and journal as…

Assignment 3: Peer review and reflection on responses

I posted my draft essay for peer review and received valuable and diverse feedback. The forum thread is available from: https://discuss.oca-student.com/t/draft-essay-for-uvc-assignment-3/5453?u=stefan513593 Some feedbacks were direct, some indirect, some did reflect themselves  on the question, and some were inspired to read even Plato’s text.  I very much appreciated having this opportunity and I am grateful for those people who took the time…

Stefan513593 - Part 3 - Representation matrix extended (Mitchell, 1987)

Preparation A3 – Representation (2)

Based on my previous reflections on Representation I researched more and read Mitchell’s argumentation on iconology (Mitchell, 1987) as I find it most relevant in understanding Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. How do we make image of objects? What is representation, what imagination, what illusion? How do we know what is real? It gave me some better understanding to see where…

Part Two – Assignment 2: Reflection on tutor’s feedback and tutorial

I received from my new tutor my annotated essay back with some heads-up questions to discuss in our upcoming tutorial. It seems that I improved my assignment  work and approach. Mostly good points but also open questions related to Modernist, Post-Modernist. I summarize here my reflection on annotated essay received as well as key bullet points from our tutorial. Overall,…

Part Two – Assignment 2: Self Evaluation

My self-evaluation against the assessment criteria Demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding After the first part of this course I went through a learning curve in understanding how to address course work and assignment essay. Intense reading plan, not that I was not able to cover this completely, and interrogation with primary and secondary sources, books and journal, as well…

How to improve my assignment work

Key topics from my intense reading of study skills materials on critical thinking and essay planning and writing (OCA, Palgrave Study Skills, and an assignment planner from Kent University): Plan properly my reading and writing time Go through a structured essay plan for assignment works (Fig. 1): 1. Understanding the question (academic key words!), brainstorming ideas and develop a working…

Part One – Assignment 1: Reflection on tutor’s feedback

Full tutor report available at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B01FNjP84PHhQUxtMm1NNkdaSU0 (access to be requested) The first time for me to receive feedback on a purely academic course unit. It took a while for me to digest and to reflect on the report, to see where I am now and where I need to go. First, it took me off the hook but now I can see…

Part One – Assignment 1: Self Evaluation

My self evaluation against the assessment criteria Demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding During the exercises and assignment work I tried to look at different perspectives and how some others are seeing those topics. At the moment I do not having enough exposure to art theory to place my argumentation in a general context. However, because of my two previous and…