Process Portfolio Checklist

HAPPY 2018! It’s the New Year! If you are in your second year as a DP visual arts student, and are in a ‘May session’ school in the Northern Hemisphere, now would be a great time to review your progress to date: it’s time to check on what you have, and have not, done in relation to all three components (Comparative Study, Process Portfolio and Exhibition). As I hope you know, in around three months’ time you will be submitting all of this ...

ARE YOU TRYING TO SHOCK ME with the TRUTH?

This month I’m posting about questions provoked by TWO VIDEOS submitted as part of a DP visual arts exhibition submission by a female student. VIDEO 1 A short, (1 minute) dark (in both senses of the word) video. Here is a quote from the text: “My idea and purpose of the video is to create the impression that the female has been raped and urinated on, supposedly by the person behind the camera. The video shows a female being assaulted. She is naked ...

The theme revisited!

I posted a blog about the THEME on June 25th in the STUDENT section of this blog site, and about a month later Marilyn posted a comment (and questions) in response to my blog Marilyn was/is surprised but some of the things I wrote, and questioned my authority to say such things. Fair enough - although Oxford Study Courses are actually quite particular about who they allow on their blog site! Anyway I replied to her questions (August 11th) - and have included ...