Framing The World Through My Photographs
Today I took my final piece into uni with me to gather slightly more feedback on whether what I had done had worked or not. I went in with just the sound clip as I was. I gave my peers a set of headphones to listen to the piece as it works best when you are fully emerged in it. When watching my colleagues I feel like I was watching Robbie Coopers piece immersion
After a few of them had watched it I asked whether they felt it needs an explanation. They said no, but because they knew the topic they understood it, however for other who don’t know what I have done it may need explaining slightly.
I didn’t want an explanation at the beginning because that would spoon-fed the viewer and tell them what they should feel. I felt if i put text at the end it would allow the viewer to make their own assumptions first. I’m not one for reading a lot of words so I felt what ever text I used should be short and to the point.
I had ask friends what the piece made them feel. Most said confused, sad, angry and overwhelmed.
I decided to use the following:
However these two words alone would not explain why I have done it. Therefore I decided to end on the following:
I felt that asking the viewer questions would allow the viewer to question what they had just heard more effectively.
Please find below my final piece:
I can see this piece in an exhibition space where viewers are in an isolated booth using headphones to listen to it. As without earphone I don’t feel it creates the head space I am after. I feel that what I have created at this stage of development is perfect for the phonar audience, using the notion of photography for the ears, although the piece isn’t a visual one, it allows the viewer to begin to imagine what a sufferer sees and thinks.