Hannah Lowry - Unit 5 Reflective Document 17/18

Section E

Lecture one reflection 26/10/17

The first lecture was very much an introduction to collaboration. What makes good volaberation and what makes for poor collaboration. We discussed the hierarchy in groups and why people would be at the top.  Did it have anything to do with race/gender/ect? This made me consider these elements when thinking of my own Unit 5 group. It made me conscious to the sensitivity around forming the right kind of relationships with each other in order to get the highest quality of work done. I t also made me consider others view points in the group and made me aware of how communicating in the correct was something to be aware of. 

My notes from the lecture below.

Lecture one notes 26/10/17


- relationships 




-who are they with 

-why do you have them

-for what purpose do you have them

what do different people contribute?

what is the hierarchy?

is there a leader?

why is the leader the leader ect ?


What is the process trying to achieve ?

structure -

how is it arranged ?

why is it arranged that way?

aesthetic hierarchy - Heiner Goebbles 

Lecture two reflection 02/11/17

This lecture was given by TASE alumni '' and the man she chose to sculpt ''. It was clear from the beginning that they had a good personal as well as working relationship which they stated throughout was important. '' had reached out to '' via social media and got a response. This goes to show that you should always try to get in touch with people you want to work with no matter how unlikely they are to reply. Persistence is important in the industry and this lecture was a reminder of that. The work itself was very impressive and also impressive that it was used to aid charity work. It highlighted the breadth of opportunities we have going in to industry, and the vastly different jobs we can take on. I enjoyed this lecture a lot being a Technical Arts and Special Effects student myself I am always curios and interested to see what TASE alumni are working on.

My notes from the lecture below. 

Lecture two notes 02/11/17

Unit five - space proposal form Moodle

Sculpture merton council - extra sculpture end of nov - unit 5 - 800 - 1200 materials

Dagmar Bennet - Adam Pearson
Second year met through twitter - reach out
Third year project
Crucial to develop a good relationship to create good portrait - Greyson perry quote - portrait tells you something 100 selfies never could
j for genes day - charity for genetic conditions
Changing faces
CAR - centre for appearance research
Psychology of appearance
Southbank - figure within contemporary art main art for research
Reflecting personality in portrait

key to good collaboration -

Collaborate with different skill sets for best outcome
use art as tool to change peoples perceptions of people with facial disfigurements

Challenges of people with disfigurement - taking in pictures of ‘normal’ people
Shock, fear, curiosity, amusement, avoidance, sympathy association - stigmatised

Harmful psychological effects - main solution = inclusion // education
media articles use negative language before disfigured
‘fisherman left horrifically disfigured’ - unnecessary negative language shaping mainstream media and public view

Greeks renowned for idolising symmetry
‘an old man and his grandson - Domenico ghirlandson - 1940
Inspiration for the poses - represent Adam as strong // heroic

went to merlin studios for measurements - reference images
start with skeleton always- muscle - finer details
cast in resin
punch hair - whole hair better
flick paint on never paint directly on

Creating boundaries around the connotations of beauty


Lecture three reflection 09/11/17

This lecture was certainly eccentric and the lecturer Sally E.Dean costume designer was equally as eccentric. I liked her energy it made the lecture more enjoyable and engaging. I found her methods of working to be very interesting the idea of creating a costume on a dancer as they move was something I'd never heard of before and it definitely made me think about the possibility of using new methods and experimenting in my own work. The lecture was also quite interactive which kept me engaged, we tried on some costume devices such as feathers on our fingers and also a hat filled with balloons. Although I do think it was strange I still found her way of thinking incredibly interesting and enjoyable. Her ideas were new and encouraged me to think in new ways when making work.

My notes from the lecture below.

Lecture three 'balloon hat'


Lecture three notes 09/11/17

Sally E. Dean - performance maker - teacher
The touch of costume - designing somatic and performative interfaces
creating performance tapping in to the touch of the costumes
how does what we wear affect how we move and perceive and what we create and perform?
Heels vs boots - how we physically move / how we feel

the sensorial hierarchy of vision
in order to understand design we must understand how design designs us
how you react to experiences
Aristotle's view of the five (senses)
highest ranking sense currently sight in society
Amazon rain forest - led by smell

if we shifted our sensorial hierarchy what would we design?

what is somatic movement practice ?
Yoga, movement and consciousness combined

skinner releasing technique (american Joan skinner)
Amerce movement (javanese suprapto suryodarmo)
walk of life (british Helen poynor)
Scaravelli yoga (giovani)

Different dance techniques - the restriction of clothes creates possibility
create a costume that brings awareness to the
-weight of pelvis
-volume and buoyancy of the head
-the boundary of the skin
-the melody of the heart
-the wildness of the arms

these somatic instigators bring different types of awareness

create costume on to performer as they move with basic materials as opposed to drawing designs. costume designers mimic movement of performers to understand on a deeper movement the sensory experience.

Lecture three 09/11/17



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