The constellation I had in the first term was art and the construction of reality. I tried to influence the way I think about my work because thinking in a more academic way would have a big impact on my skills and knowledge, but whilst still trying to influence my work. I found it very hard to do it because the material that was being taught and the way in which it were being delivered. I found it very hard to understand therefore making it harder for me to process the information being taught. Even though the subject matter had a very little influence about the way I thought about my work. I did make some links and found myself thinking about smaller details of my thinking about my work and thought more philosophy about what kind of work I was making also.
The things I found with in the constellation group was the usefulness of being able to work with and alongside my peers, as I could grasp and understand the content in a better way as having their viewpoint on things helped clarify my way of thinking and learning. I dint find that constellation influenced my practice in a way that I could of benefitted from as the ideas and concepts that were talked about was far from the ideas and concepts of my work. I also found that art science and the construction of reality didn’t help me with my academic writing as I found the content very hard to understand so therefore making it harder for me to put it clear and relatable information and research down onto paper.
The theories and concepts that we looked at were interesting and intriguing and one question in particular stood out to me was, does art hold a greater truth than science, I think that it’s a very hard concept to get your head around as science holds a lot of truth as it’s the always have been and people trust that it’ll always hold the truth, because something big and bold cant be telling a lie? Art on the other hand holds a strong truth too as it’s a truth what the artist seeing or believing or even what is being felt. So to ask the question such as the one that was mentioned earlier, triggers your thinking, making you want to think about it and explore it in a deeper form, but for me and as I have no reliability to the question and my work I wouldn’t want to explore it any further.
Being and working in an interdisciplinary group style has helped me to work with others who think differently about their work, opening my mind up about my thinking and about the way I think about my work, Its broadened my understanding of art and design further as its taught me that people of different disciplinary think and work differently, thus holding a different aspect of the work and the working together helped me to open my mind and think in a more broadened manner.
The experience of the delivery style from my constellation tutor was very heavy and the way I which he delivered the learning material was for higher that the language that I understood, there were words used that I have never heard of before therefore making it very hard foe me to understand and then loosing bits of information that was being taught because it was very hard to understand. Once I asked question to clarify and help me understand, they were left very open and I found that there wasn’t very and real directness to finding out the answers or any clarification made as more questions were thrown into the mix to make tour brain think about things more and never really coming to a conclusion or an answer.
The ideas and theories that we learnt about made me think about how science has had an impact on the world and what possibilities it’ll have in the future, maybe medically or astrophysical, but thinking about this hasn’t made me think more about science and art within my practice as I think there is no relationship between the constellation and my practice. But whilst studying it, I did find myself asking questions about things id see in everyday life. I haven’t found that constellation has helped me improve or supported my academic skills or understanding as like mentioned before, the material being delivered was very heavy and I feel it was material that should be delivered to a much higher education such as, PhD. I found myself getting more confused about my academic writing because of the subject matter was difficult, if the material was lighter, I think my learning and academic skills would be improved greatly, having a basic understanding of what is being taught would have been beneficial to have gained a stronger understanding that would then help my academic skills and understanding.
To help me to gain a more diverse understanding of what I was learning, I could’ve read even deeper and researched further to gain that essential knowledge to help me grasp the initial work.