Attached is my literature review for Contextual Studies. The literature review will inform my extended written project. The extended written project will in turn have continuity with my long-term project for Body of Work:
Johnathan Hall – Literature Review – Assignment 2 – Contextual Studies
Self-assessment of Assignment 2:
Demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding:
When conducting the literature review, I gained a better, more substantiated idea of regeneration; not only in Deptford but in a wider sense. I then used my knowledge of photography to suggest the medium could demonstrate change occurring both on larger scales and more insubstantial scales. I did this by drawing on the work of Chris Dorley-Brown, an artist who has inspired me.
Demonstration of research skills:
I used the internet a lot to search for and retrieve information. I found sources on regeneration that contained qualitative data about the effects of regeneration as well as articles about Dorley-Brown’s practice. I stored this information as I went along, creating a working bibliography so I could reference the sources in my literature review or later in my extended written project.
Demonstration of critical and evaluation skills:
I feel I analysed the literature well and compared different texts which meant I gained further understanding and engagement with the issues and effects of regeneration. I referenced two projects by Dorley-Brown to think critically about my own developing project for Body of Work.
I tried to lay out the literature review in a cohesive manner comprising an introduction, texts or sources, followed by a conclusion. I feel I communicated in written form clearly and eloquently.
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