Unit X: Part 2: NQ After Dark Festival
Reflection On Unit X
When first receiving this project and receiving the location ‘Hyper Island’ I was really eager to start exploring and researching into various ideas to start creating our concept. It was also lovely to be put in a groups with students who we worked with in Part 1 of Unit X. Through our group research we decided to split the group in to sets of four. Myself, Lea and Beth decided that our part of the installation would be focused on ‘fears’, specifically looking at the fear ‘Agoraphobia’.
Working as a team presents its own set of challenges and the need to work collaboratively is important. There needs to be a good balance of ideas and opinions, as well as a great deal of organisation as each team member should have an equal role to play.
My group and I started of this project by brainstorming to generate some ideas. We each created a storyboard then tried our best to combine everyone’s individual ideas. Through this first group meeting we began recognising each other’s strengths and how we could use them to our advantage.
We liked the idea of having a concept involving the fear of insects. However, through many of our presentations and tutorials we were advised to narrow our idea down and look in to a different fear. Which ended up in us resulting to looking in to the fear ‘Agoraphobia’.
Working as a team, I felt that working to a deadline was slightly more difficult, as the time we spent as a group working on the project had to be utilised efficiently in order to ensure that each individuals opinions were translated into our final piece.
Working as a team does have it ups and down, you learn to co-operate with one another, share tasks and its not always going to be as easy as working on your own.
I feel as a team we produced a really thought-provoking installation that explores the theme of ‘Fear’. I am extremely pleased with the outcome. I feel our brainstorming at the start of the process and listening to tutors feedback and changing our ideas enabled us to create a constructed interesting installation, which was our intention.
I have thoroughly enjoyed working as a team. I have been able to learn skills through my other team members. I felt we all communicated extremely well and bounced off one another.