DJCAD Reflective Research Journal – Week Twenty-Five of term but Week three in lockdown


Little late with this one, as we are now near the end of week 26 I think. Have pretty much lost track of the days. Last week I worked on my essay all week. Difficult, because although I was well on with it and had already taken quotes and notes from all the books, I had taken out the library in Dundee, I seem to have left most of the books in Dundee accidentally. But by the end of the week, I had got most of it written and just needed to severely edit it and do my reference page. I also worked on a sounds/music piece for what was too be my final video performance.

Research for my essay on Tracey Emin and Louise Bourgeois doubled up as research for my practical work and I read Tracey Emins book Strangeland, Paul Garners book Louise Bourgeois, Freud’s Civilisation and Its Discontents, and parts of his The Psychopathology of Everday Life and parts of Laura Mulvey’s Fetishism and Curiosity. (These were the only books I had brought from Dundee)

I also found Camille Paglia’s Sex, Violence, Or Nature and Art very useful, for my practical work, which had recently arrived with my grannies’ stuff.

Also Kate Mcleod drew my attention to some of Louise Bourgeois’ semi abstract etchings with accompanying short stories (or flash fictions might be a more accurate term for them) which I loved and instantly started a similar project with ink drawings and accompanying story/poems.

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