Final Major Project: After the MA, What Happens Next?
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”
– (Eleanor Roosevelt’s Most Inspiring Quotes 2014)
The future of this project and my practice is multifaceted. ‘Fractured Identities’ offers further development of the research behind the project. I anticipate deepening my research into what it is like to be human in this rapidly developing digital world, taking this research into a PhD. The proposed start date for this is 2019.
There is an opportunity to develop ‘Fractured Identities’ into a teaching resource for PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education) education in secondary schools. The objective will be to raise awareness of the dangers of online image sharing and to discuss mental health issues caused by comparing oneself to others online.
Other opportunities are being explored into how to develop my teaching skills to enable me to teach and mentor in further education establishments.
The nature of this project lends itself to the development of a fully interactive website that explores digital image manipulation. The domains for this website have already been acquired (but not yet populated):-
The intent is to make the ‘Mask of Divine Proportion’ project as participatory as possible. Visitors to the site will be able to upload their image and manipulate it. The project is in its infancy at the moment and is planned for late 2019 release.
Other plans include a six-week exhibition of the ‘Masked Identities’ project in July and August 2019. This has already been secured at the Heritage Centre Gallery in the Forest of Dean. Discussions are also underway for other opportunities to exhibit.
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Most Inspiring Quotes. 2014. Marie Claire [online]. Available at: https://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity/a11250/eleanor-roosevelt-quotes/ [accessed 17 August 2018].