Now the dust has settled on my Masters, it seems a good idea to reflect upon my final MA project. I was blown away with achieving a distinction overall for my MA in Moving Image and Sound and the icing on the cake was also receiving the Vice-Chancellor of Norwich University of the Arts commendation for my practice.
I set out to achieve the best grade possible and worked hard, I was fairly confident I would pass, but did not think I would do as well as I did. I had brilliant support from my tutor, Prof. Suzie Hannah throughout the 2 years. This support helped develop my range of technical skills and ideas into work which is more refined and focussed.
This is my final feedback!
You have created an exemplary installation that uses contemporary digital technologies, considered aesthetics and meaningful sound to interrogate ideas about particle science. Your blog, emails and critical evaluation evidence that you instigated and maintained a serious conversation with a renowned particle scientist to critique your progress, and you have gained literally thousands of international hits on your blog, which would indicate that you are creating work with a massive potential for world exhibition. You have taken risks, and have applied yourself to solve the full range of aesthetic and technical problems that your ambition has led you into. The work itself is brilliantly focused, immersive, engaging and enchanting, and your research and development process is clear from the outset. From lively sketchbook drawings and diagrams to the minutiae of data programming, you have communicated the process generously. Your critical evaluation is compact, accurate and written with great clarity.
Areas for development
Where to next? This work is a good foundation for further research and practice, artist in residence at CERN laboratories, or PhD study?