Triangle Project with the MA Fine Art students is a good cooperating experience.
We met a lot of students whose practices seemed to be really different, and each of us was allocated a partner to work with. The most difficult parts out of all must be the time constraint and extreme ideas from individuals.We had to compromise with each other in order to look for the best solution for the final outcome.
My partner Beata, had very much engaged in sculpture as her practice while I usually produced graphic prints and books. After sharing our previous practices with each other, we had better ideas about the possible ways to produce our co-operative piece of work.
The more we talked the more common natures that we found in our practices. Both of us like to work with a wide range of materials, and there are always hybrate and playful elements in our work. At last, we decided to maintain the playful spirit from both of us and each of us started one drawing on a wooden board, after that we give the board to each other and finished off the work according to our own wills.
Since it was a project to be finished within a very short time, we had to consider about efficiency and budget issues. Some members in my group were adventurous and they proposed to produce our group catalogue in the form of a CD with recorded tracks of conversation of the five pairs of us.
I hesitated when I first heard about this idea because I was not sure if it could work out successfully. Due to the limited time, we decided to give it a try and so we started the recording and planned for the layout of the package of the CD.
I have learnt a lot from this project and I realize good time management has always been helpful and contributing not only in the creative process but also in our daily life.
Everyone works so differently; I am surprised that sometimes individual working habit and time-consuming pattern can be very extreme. After all, time constraint is certainly one of our greatest enemies in the design process, I am really interested to look into the study of handling time-management.