Now, it is there, the result, how I did at assessment. I couldn’t quite believe what I saw: an A – 75%.
I am flattered, and outmostly proud of myself. Did life took the right turn for me and rewarded back what I was starting as a small kid before starting to talk? To be creative and to make visual marks.
My ‘demonstration of creativity’ scored highest with 84%. Above that is the sky.
And I am massively grateful, to those who followed my journey till today who believed in me, who didn`t gave up, and who also suffered for the way I am living and acting – with massive up and downs. Thanks!
My tutor supported me strongly in what I did. And the assessment team gave me feedback that totally resonated with what I felt, not always able to communicate or to speak(write out.
Overall Comments and Feed Forward
An impressive body of work demonstrating a deep commitment and reflective learning. You have presented an engaging, energetic and exhaustive project. Your work is well-organised and thoroughly documented. You evidence excellent personal and analytical reflection throughout and are consistently creative, challenging your own methods and ideas.
The main strength of this project is the commitment to exhaust avenues of enquiry. This has generated a rich body of work with multiple outcomes that presents you with a richness of avenues to take forward.
There is a personal language emerging in the work, evolving into a clear practice.
What to work on next and to improve ?
- to be clearer and more assertive in getting my ‘voice’ across in writing, being more confident
- to work on ‘quality of outcome’: it scored lowest from all four areas, considering that it moves from 20% at level 2 up top 40% at level 3, definitely a focus point.
- editing, cutting down: my audio-video piece (parallel project) and to see how I would install my sculptural pieces in series, in space
- The assessment team picked up one sentence from my conclusion (critical review): ‘You identified a fascinating idea, in “the gaze as co-author.” Can you explore this further?’ Most certainly, I will.
Meanwhile, I continued my work with my sculptural stretched pieces’ and had an exhibition begin Dec (see references for more information). I cut and edited down my writing by half. evaporated the nonsense and came up with more coherent information. I revisited the stretching and reduced even the inner space of things (see featured image, right) I guess I am on my journey walking step-by-step forward.
Overall, it was an amazing journey on an amazing course. Perhaps not all would agree with that, but it gave me the start, the energy, and the space to find myself, as an artist. And yes, as assessment stated, I acted and made a lot of works, the cleaning up afterwards took some time….
And I am thrilled that as a Fine Art student we will continue getting closer as a cohort through the start of an annual virtual program led by Caroline Wright along with three tutors (Cheryl H., Dan R. , Helen R. ) Exciting times coming up.
This was my last post on this blog. I already moved on to my next course ‘Understanding Visual Culture 2’. Once again, I am a pioneer (as the last two ones) on it.
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- Schaffeld, S. J. (2019a) ‘Material Transformation – Vulnerability’ [flyer A5] At: https://drive.google.com/open?id=133nF34LIoZ3lK9vpqu51XZJZrERXvmCP
- Schaffeld, S. J. (2019b) ‘A cabinet for skin / post-exhibition / practice of acting (part 4)’ [blog post 01 Dec 2019], At: https://uvc.stefanvisualart.com/?p=3375
- Schaffeld, S. J. (2019c) ‘Exhibition Material Transformation – Vulnerability, nstallation images from exhibition 30 Nov – 01 Dec 2019’, At: https://www.artworkarchive.com/rooms/stefanschaffeld/c12d62g