Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Reflections on a tutorial with Dr Rowan Bailey, Wednesday 26 of October 2016.

Today it was useful to have a review of some of the research methods theory that we have been individually looking into for our practice.

Last week, Dr Bailey suggested as a group discussion that we regularly bounced ideas off one another and reflected on our own work.

Conclusions;


  • In review of my own work for example, it was clear that I needed to work harder to keep the ideas open and use the book "The Peregrine" as a vehicle to scope the research process itself. 
  • The convenience of the idea of The Peregrine, (being a raptor), helps because I can then use the process of the book as a process for research.
  • There are risks to this approach however, as studying just a small scope might produce an output that is not as optimal as perhaps it could be. 
  • I must not fall into the trap (or rabbit hole) of trying to remediate the book through digital media... That would simply just be a question of copying the idea of the Peregrine in itself. 
  • - The book in itself is a work of art. 
  • Instead, what I need to do, is look at why it is a work of art in order to find my own subject and object, and hence in order to define the text itself that I then work with.
  • Ultimately this is a question of exploring an exploration. 
  • It is useful in my activities towards making a constellation of possibilities, and that to apply the research to something new. 
  • Whilst I have been recently looking at a number of films by Werner Hertzog, it is also worthwhile to look at films such as "The Enigma of Kasper Henson, or alternative series of films by Hertzog such as "Storyzcek" (?). 
  • Also of interest are more recent films such as Grizzly Man. I also should try to see Werner Hertzog's film Nosferatu for a different view again. 
  • In all these films what I need to do is understand how the Peregrine book resonates through each of those films.
  • Dr Bailey suggested another idea to look at what "speculative fiction" is. 
  • The workings particular by Donna Haraway and "New materialism" written by Karen Berard are also useful which is an analysis of the apparatus of humanity. 
  • Many of these books may be available through the Open Humanities Press under the subsection "New Materialism".

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