David final WWHI tutorial group. working in pairs explain our research project and write feedback to each other.
Preparing for this I realised I was still muddled in my mind of the appropriateness of wording in my question. Then suddenly I went back to my initial passion and grabbed 4 objects as tools I knew I could now use as visuals, rather than words. Which also confirmed to myself that I still wanted to work with my initial reason why I wanted to do research. I now knew with clarity way forward. It is so easy to be side lined as so many avenues to explore pop up.
The 4 objects are symbolic. Thus I could hold each in turn to explain quite difficult concepts to my partner.
Since my interest is with communication (as an artist and art is about communication) and stigma being a bastardized form of communication based on assumptions. I wanted to try this physical form of communication to talk about the importance of not just LOOKING but TO SEE.
SUNGLASSES – symbol of not being able to see clearly, choosing to be in the dark. SPECTACLES – trying to be able to see BINOCULARS – to explore and see what is in distance. MAGNIFYING GLASS – to explore and see clearly what is close up.