I have done some research with a group of my Foundation Art students. Their ages, backgrounds and life experiences vary substantially. Following a group introduction and a talk, which outlined the necessity to deeply analyse ‘self’ in the context of the broader needs before formulating and recording key ideas on a slip of paper, which was provided and supported with a number of prompts.
Students’ responses were very original. They varied from trivial to sophisticated, reflective and meaningful. I have experimented with the organisation of their responses by combining individual pieces of paper to create a long and vertical format of continuous answers. This was less effective than the proposal with a looped animation.
I have also tried to explore possibilities for animating their responses using Photoshop. Initially, all litte slips of paper were scanned and than displayed as a stop frame animation.