VL5 : Mapping the Territory

A short video from Angela covering some of the work she did herself as part of her doctorate (I think) on mapping her own territory. The starting thrust was to ask a series of questions about collaborative drawing - when does collaborative drawing happen? Who does collaborative drawing happen with? What is it about? How, why, when...?

Then her map became conversational, documenting conversations with others, It also listed drawing initiatives (Jerwood drawing prize, biennale's that sort of thing...). There was the oppositional aspects of verbal and visual encounters, positioned both visually and conceptually in the middle of the map. A list of one-off questions...

The map was embellished in dots, which served the purpose of being a fairly mundane activity during which Angela could cogitate about the questions posed on the map... the brain was immersed and processing whilst decorating...



Interesting to see, and will drive my own initial mind-map on from simple lists of influences into something more enveloping and evolving... certainly in the mind-mapping stage I'm going through at the moment. It will be interesting to see who it affects the finished item, which I doubt will remain in the mind-mapping software (mindmaple on the Mac platform). I suppose I'd better get on with it...
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