Workshop 13: Review and Final details

In the final week of exploring Tangible Media, we will continue to focus on project development. This is the last opportunity for you to get critical feedback from your tutor. Please bring all components with you.We will devote the entire workshop to this final review.

The gallery and blackboxes will be available for testing – but please pack up all your materials and equipment after class as the spaces are needed for other subjects.

Assessment: Final project presentation

Date:Tuesday 6 November 2018

Installation period: Tuesday 30 October to Monday 5 November from 9.30am to 3.30pm excluding Saturday and Sunday.

Please follow safe work procedures (Safe Work Procedures: using DMC Exhibition Space).
*** Work will NOT be permitted to be set up after 4.00pm on Monday 5 November ***

Spatial Allocation:

This will be finalised this week. Spaces have already been allocated to students in the previous week. If you were absent, you need to see you tutor to have a space allocated.

Equipment Allocation:

It is your responsibility to to arrange any loan of equipment with Glenn well in advance. This will work with a first-come-first-served basis. Please discuss with your tutor if you have difficulties sourcing the necessary equipment.

Assessment: The works will be assessed on Tuesday 6 November. All students are encouraged to come in and look at the works presented by the class.

Un-install: You can start to uninstall your work starting at 3.30pm on Tuesday 6 November. Glenn will be available on the day until 5.00pm. Please return all borrowed equipment and return the spaces to their original conditions (as instructed by Glenn).


Oscar Muñoz, Aliento [Breath], 1995

Oscar Muñoz, Aliento (Breath), 1995

Assessment criteria:

Exhibition of artwork/ installation/ performance
Artist statement (200 words) presented with the artwork

Assessment Criteria:
Research engagement and application of relevant materials and discussions through the session
What is the range of materials used in the development of the project? What is the quality of the critical analyses of relevant media arts works and their contexts? How well is this research applied in the development of the work?

Articulation of concept and project development in response to the set theme and relevant ideas
How well is the central concept explored articulated in the final work in terms of its use of materials and technologies? How is its response to the set theme and related ideas realised in the final work?

Evidence of exploration of experimentation of media and materials in the final work
What kind of understanding of media and materials is evident in the final work? How has audience experience been explored in the work? How does put conceptual development, knowledge and skills into practice?

Functionality of the final work and effectiveness in how presentation addresses participatory audience experience
What is the quality of audience experience? How is this aspect incorporated into the final work and its presentation? What is the quality of the presentation?

Artist’s statement

An artist statement normally describes the work, the intention of the artist, the history of his/her practice, and how the ideas are explored and executed. It provides a guide for the audience to interpret  the work that may provoke further thoughts.

In the context of this subject, you may use the artist statement to address the assessment criteria (above) that may not be explicit in the final presentation of the work.

Example (imaginary):

Inspired by Len Lye’s kinetic sculptures, my work explores movement as a source of wonderment. Lye believed motion to be central to twentieth century art. As Guy Brett writes, this notion of the kinetic replaced ‘the traditional static idea of form with the dynamic idea of a force-field’. I extend this fascination with movement by drawing further influences from Jean Tinguley’s mechanical sculptures and  the natural movement in Alexander Calder’s mobiles.

Motion sensors detect passer-bys’ presence and this input drives a line of servo motors with long steel wires attached. Each wire in turn lightly hits an everyday vessel (a glass bowl, a plastic lunchbox, a terracotta pot,  each with a different frequency). The orchestrated movement creates a soft symphony. The work is displayed in a darkened space with directed spot lighting on each item, giving focus to the unique characters of these objects.

Layout guidelines:

  1. Please display on a A5 size sheet, use font: Garamond (or similar serif font), 1.5 spacing.
  2. Artist name (18 pt): Your first name followed by your surname. There is no need to include your student number.
  3. Title of work (18 pt, italicized). If there is no title, please write, untitled.
  4. Artist statement, up to 150 words (14 pt).
  5. If your work is in the Gallery Space, please display your artist statement in an appropriate space near your work.
  6. If your work is in one of the Blackboxes, please display your artist statement on the right-hand side door of the rooms. A map of works’ locations will accompany the artist statements.

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