Throughout the past year I’ve had many learning experiences that will continue to help me develop in my practice after graduation. I found that even through my animation experiments that I conducted before creating my main Bipolar animation, I can see that visuals and successful imagery has been carried through to my final project. I found the artist research I done greatly improved the outcome of my work. I looked at various animators, documentary animations and artists with related content. My dissertation work also impacted my subject work as I continued to follow through with my research on mental health, specifically bipolar disorder and visually further my research through animation. I feel my final project was successful and shows a good premise for future applications.
While speaking to Amelia and Owen about my project they suggested I look at Jan Svankmajer’s work. I particularly enjoy the 1990 film Darkness light Darkness. I admire how it ‘plays’ with the materials used ( clay) to add to the narrative.