Level 5 – Summative Assessment

Personal Statement

Field Experience


1.A post that evidences the material and conceptual exploration and thinking that initiated and led to the development of your own original artwork(s).

2. A post that documents some of the key aspects of the Site Venue project that you participated in.

3. A post that documents some of the technical skills you have learnt and developed over the course of this year with regards to the production of your artworks.

4. A key post of your own choosing that illuminates your studio practice.

5. A key post of your own choosing that illuminates your studio practice.


1. A post that demonstrates the most influential concepts you have gained from the Key Concept lecture series with a brief, but specific, description of how this has influenced your practice.

2.A post that demonstrates a key contextual contemporary reference you found through your continued research with your studio practice.A

3.A post that indicates your contextual research and thinking about how artists display and disseminate their work with regards to your final work presented for site venue project or your final exhibition.

4.A contextual post of your own choosing.

5.A contextual post of your own choosing.


The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist, Michael Rakowitz

Being displayed as 2018’s fourth plinth Rakowitz displays a replica of Lamassu a lost artefact which was taken from Mosul Museum and destroyed, with many others, by the Islamic State.

The sculpture takes the form of a winged bull which was seen as a protective God-like figure and was originally outside the entrance of Nergal Gate of Nineveh from 700BC. Placing the sculpture in Trafalgar in some ways seems like a form of protection with all of the attacks that have taken place in recent years within the city of London especially Westminster.

Being made of empty Iraqi date syrup cans, the Fourth Plinth Commission describes it as a “representative of a once-renowned industry decimated by the Iraq wars.”


The sign states that the Lamassu “can symbolically continue as guardian of a city’s past, present and future” which can create a direct connection with London and offer protection.




Pipilotti Rist

By displaying work using fusions of light, object and space Pipilotti Rist explores themes of feminism, the body and performance art by using analogue film and projection especially in her early works like “I’m Not The Girl Who Misses Much.” From watching the video I really don’t understand the reasoning behind it as I begin to get distracted by the heightened noises like the talking and also the movement of the figure.


The piece “Mother Floor” feels a lot stronger with the themes that Rist deals within “I’m not the girl who misses much” as the image is a lot clearer and it focuses more on the body as a performance by using different camera angels and strong colours.





Why acrylic?


White acrylic will be used on the models face, in this case, myself, as it will be able to be applied and layered giving myself some sort of control. By mixing slow drying medium into the paint this will give the paint the freedom/ control to drip and move.

Using white again will become the surface for the projection to lay upon. Hopefully, once we project onto the face the textures and marks will be able to be seen when the image is sitting on top.

Mohammad Hassan

Hassan photography explores the use of identity and how it is defined by the person and object by challenging the stereotypes and judgements made by others.

On the King Street Gallery Hassan states that the work ” are photographs of people of different ages, gender, race and sexual orientation, I am exploring equality and tolerance by stripping away the subject’s personal appearance so that the impression that the viewer gets is of a human, an individual, not a stereotype.” this raises questions not only with the concepts Hassan has presented in his work but also the question of equality. By stripping all the elements back to a person image we see that regardless of gender, race, orientation we are all the equal.

From seeing the work in several different locations this being in Hassan’s degree show in 2016, King Street Gallery and NOVA 2018, it all gives the same atmosphere and still raises the same questions.

By stripping these elements back to reveal the true identity is something I could bring to my work. Stripping back and adding a layer using projection can reveal the ‘wants’ and ‘needs.’



NOVA Cymru 9/05 – 26/05 PV 11/05 6-8pm


Grand Palais – Bill Viola


Looking at Viola was simply due to the use of his projection and the display of the work. By using several different surfaces layered with a depth between them Viola has been able to project straight through all surfaces, a technique that could be used to inform my own practice.

If this was to be used the materials that I would need would be:

  • project
  • thin fabric

Even though it could act as a way of displaying would it be successful demonstrate my own concept of idolisation and celebrity culture in the way I have been showing it? If I was to do it maybe using video work and bright colours would work. Doing this with thin fabric would definitely distort the images and the fabric could be hung in different positions and heights.




Ways of projecting

After site venue, I returned to Three Doors Up during the early stages of setting up for the NOVA which featured several different artists and also many pieces of work that involved projecting.

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An example of rear projection being used in NOVA at Three Doors Up.

Speaking to Richard he began to explain to me that there are different ways of using projection in terms of display.

The ways that were more interesting and possibly the most effective are: the traditional front projection and rear projection which is traditionally used as backdrops for filming and was used before the green screen.

Using rear projection will help with the hiding of the machinery and give the illusion of a digital painting, possibly breaking the conventions of a traditional painting.


NOVA Cymru 9/05 – 26/05 PV 11/05 6-8pm