I am delighted to have been selected as Digital Artist in Residency for August 2017. During this time I will be completing a new body of work entitled 'Recording Circles'. This work will explore the fluidity of creating a personal narrative on the self through the use of collected and created datasets. Digital Artist Residency @Digitalartres is an online platform which provides space for digital artists to create and display new artwork. The initiative aims to provide support for artwork created using digital processes, exploring the boundaries of art and technology.
Throughout this residency I will be exploring three themed clusters; FAITH - HOPE - SECURITY; LOVE - FATE - READY; and PATTERN - PRINT - LOGIC. Narrative suggests stories, and as Connelly and Clandinin state “humans are story-telling organisms who, individually and socially lead storied lives” (1990; 2). Constructing, understanding and articulating our ‘story’ to the self and others requires ‘thick’ descriptions of the lived experience (Geertz, 1973). Consider Fry’s assertion that “data never stays the same” (2008; 3). In this residency I will be exploring a visual narrative of the self using relevant datasets, personal and public, to articulate complex and tangled realities.
- Connolly., M., Clandinin., D.J. (1990) Stories of Experience and Narrative Inquiry, Educational Researcher, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 2-14
- Fry, B. (2008) Visualizing data: Exploring and explain data with the processing environment, Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly Media.
- Geertz, C. (1973) The Interpretation of Culture, USA: Basic Books