Revisiting my Artist Statement and Critical Rationale

As it stands, my artist statement does still loosely fit with the way my project has developed. This is because for the catalogue submission it was fairly broad around my topic idea.

“The project Clandestine exposes the uncomfortable reality of how easy it is to hack and track people online.  Elle Heaps’ strong skepticism towards the world-wide web shows through the post internet, CCTV style aesthetic and uncomfortable atmosphere created when viewing. The work addresses the everyday internet user and leads them to question their own privacy settings and what it means to live an electrified life. Presenting these seemingly private moments in the public realm shows the blurring boundaries between the private and public in the 21st century, as privacy is now thought of less as solitude and more the right to control our identity and information.”

Although this is still quite a broad statement I think it sums up the project quite nicely, in the sense that it gives the viewer all the information they need to read the work in their own way. It doesn’t impose an opinion on them.

I want to add in a sentence about voyeurism and maybe steer away from the hacking and tracking and focus more on watching.

“The project Clandestine exposes the uncomfortable reality of the digital surveillant state we live in.  Elle Heaps addresses the topic of voyeurism in a post-internet context and presents her strong skepticism towards the world-wide web, through the CCTV style aesthetic. The viewers feeling of being watched as they’re in turn watching creates an uncomfortable atmosphere when viewing. The work speaks to the everyday internet user and leads them to question their own privacy settings and what it means to live an electrified life. Presenting these seemingly private moments in the public realm shows the blurring boundaries between the private and public in the 21st century, as privacy is now thought of less as solitude and more the right to control our identity and information.”

The points I need to make sure I cover in my critical rationale are:

  • MY BIGGEST WEAKNESS IS MAKING CUPS OF TEA TO GET ME THROUGH WORK AND THEN FORGETTING ABOUT THEM UNTIL THEY GO COLD!!!!!!!!!!
  • Weakness – not being good at presenting my work to other people. Critical feedback is good, don’t be scared of constructive criticism. This would have helped me out a lot in the final editing stages.
  • Strength – being able to source multiple different types of footage and presenting these in a cohesive manor.
  • weakness- time constraints – leaving a lot until last minute
  • strength – working well under these time constraints

I think writing this will come more naturally as I put it into sentences and can elaborate on the purpose of the project.

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