Final Submission : Assessment July 2018
Digital Image and Culture – Level 2
Assignment 2 : The Archive
All the work for this Assignment can be found here
The assignment itself is here
and this contains a PDF of the original book I created, plus a link to it on the Blurb site.
Review and selection for Assessment Submission
My tutor suggested in feedback that I look at Ken. To Be Destroyed (2016) the work of Sara Davidmann which I did – buying her book and visiting her Exhibition (see here https://catherinebanksdiac.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/sara-davidmann-ken-to-be-destroyed-2016/
Additionally, my tutor commented that I had a tendency to make juxtapositions and montages a little too complex so I took Davidmann’s work and my tutor’s comments into account in reviewing the book I produced. I also sought feedback from members of OCA Thames Valley Group and fellow students I communicate with through informal meetings, hangouts and emails.
I slightly simplified two of the composites
It occurred to me that some viewers might question the inclusion of those composites plus the one of my parents wedding. I wanted to give some kind of flavour to what was happening at the time – war-time restrictions and the call for National Service hanging over young men, yet fashion still being important and everyday life carrying on as best it could. I could have written about this but wanted to keep to a visual narrative.
I also removed the two composites from the Milly Molly Mandy books
These books were my favourites when I was small and when I looked at them again I had a sense that it was these stories that lead me to asking my mother why I didn’t get letters from my father as she did. Maybe not – but it’s a nice thought. Still, these composites don’t quite fit with the rest and I felt some concern about copyright issues so I decided it was best to remove them.
I then re-sequenced the photographs, after adding some more material – a photograph of me with my father on a leave visit, an extract from a letter written when he returned to Egypt and a final page extract where he writes of coming home. I also took the opportunity to reduce some of the images which seemed over-large and shorten some of the letter extracts. See below
A PDF of the new book is here V3.LettersHome
Alternatively, below is a link to it in the Blurb website
I am therefore submitting:-
- Tutor Report Form
- Two A4 prints showing four page-layouts for the original book
- Seven A4 prints of the final composites created for book pages
- Supplementary Material – amended printed Blurb book created following feedback from tutor and fellow students and further review. This is to provide a material/tactile sense of the book and also how the layout works in practice.