Integrative studio 1, in my opinion, was to get us to learn to collaborate in various projects. We had a series of assignments that created 4 different projects. After each project we'd move on to the next.
Environmental portrait: This was a highlight for me because I feel like it was some of my best work. I was really proud of the photos I produced and also learned about a new person at the same time.
Centre quatre 104: This was an incredible exhibition to visit and one I probably wouldn't have made it to on my own. I was mostly blown away by the one with the prison documentary. It was a surreal feeling to see the things people put on their walls in their mostly lonely and hard times. The cave exhibition was also a very peaceful and beautiful exhibition to experience. I didn't take any photos at this exhibit but it was definitely my favorite place we went to.
Retro-futurism: I personally loved this project. Even though I would have gone my own way as a single project I actually really enjoyed the group dynamic during this. I don't normally like working in groups but i didn't mind during this one at all as it seemed we were on similar wave lengths. I also really like the outcome.
Remake: Although I didn't get to execute any of my own ideas during this project I actually like the outcome of my part. I had a good time playing dress-up and poking fun at my country at the same time.
Reflection: In the beginning of the year I had a lot of anxiety about the course as I've never had a course like it and I feared about my creativity and ability to amount to my other classmates. This class eased a lot of my fears about my levels of abilities. As someone who is extremely uncomfortable speaking in front of group, group critiques were really hard for me in the beginning but as the semester went on it was eased it bit. I still have a lot of trouble with it but at least now the fear of judgement itself is gone. While I didn't do much that I thought connected to my major (except for the retro-futurism project) I thought I learned many important skills. In the future I think I would like to explore installation pieces, which I never would have thought about until this class.
- Posted on: December 5, 2018
- By: burce226