I have asked a group of my Foundation students to watch my Bye Bye Three Monks video. My intention was to receive some constructive feedback from my own learners. I projected the 6minutes and 47 seconds long film on a large screen in the base studio. There was a group of 15 learners available for this experiment.
The key points, which were risen during a plenary session are as follows:
I was waiting for something to happen and felt quite sleepy.
The video was relaxing and hypnotic; calming.
There was a sense of transformation from frustration to relaxation.
Some students felt quite exhausted after watching the vireo, while others found it relaxing and smoothing.
There was a little uncertainty as nothing was happening – concussion regarding the meaning of the piece.
Supporting sound, especially ‘Hugo, Hugo’, adds an element of pace into it.
The film is too long – after a minute, it may become uninteresting. However, later, it becomes enjoyable again.
This feedback has reinforced me in thinking that the video work well and communicates my ideas with sophistication. I may need, however, to support my work with a form of a postcard with appropriate text explaining the context of my investigation. I have used this idea during my most recent exhibition at Art 23 in London and received very positive feedback.
I have enclosed two sound recordings below: