So, I was given some ideas from my tutors recently in a tutorial and they suggested I look at researching into ways I can get my message across about humans and their effect on the surrounding environment. My pieces of the endangered species or chosen animals plants etc. tend to show the subject as slightly worshiped or slightly idolized but the message about them being endangered because of humans movements and increase of space and habitat don't really come across.
Neil Rose gave me a sound artist called Janet Cardiff to research, saying the idea of a tour or some kind of spoken piece would work quite well in relation to my work. So I looked at Janet's Case Study B and was completely blown away! Her use of words and sounds link not only the listener to the space they're in, but also links the city itself to the work. She twists in and out of different characters and trails from one tangent of thought to another whilst still making sense and leading the listener to where they need to be.
Janet's work has made me have a really good think about how I could do something similar to link my work to the city itself (as I'm going to try and do species that are effected in this particular area) and to make it clear to the audience how our everyday actions have put other species in danger.
I'd like to get a bin-aural recording device so I can get the surround sound effect that I loved so much In Cardiff's work into my own. Luckily, I have my father (who is a sound engineer), Neil (a sound artist) as my tutor and my fathers friends (who should have equipment I can use) all at hand who I can use and will help guide me through the technical aspects of the ideas I want to bring together. But for now, I have to try to get my images done and finished to a level I feel happy with and can happily show it to the tutors at my final 302 assessment. I've got to stop putting it off (the drawing itself) and concentrate on finding animals and plants I want to work on that are from around this area.
Watch this space...