Whilst the Facetime discussion helped to rationalise the development of the project, it’s interesting to note that our independent research and exploration of media and techniques has led to the consideration of making two further books based on the same theme as our edition recovered and recorded; this is an unusual direction for our collaborative practice to take, and perhaps highlights the potential that we have identified within the subject matter plus the opportunity to develop our creative practice in different directions.
In the first instance, and in response to the ‘questionnaire book’ I have worked on producing a set of dummies to send to T that explore and reflect the idea of discovery. Six different formats have been produced and these will form part of the discussion at our next Facetime meeting. Secondly, I have started to take a far more pragmatic approach to the ongoing findings of pottery pieces within the garden by photographing, recording and cataloguing the fragments by date order.
As a side note to T’s last post, and the question as to whether or not we use both collections for the ‘collection book’ – could part of the process be to compare and find potential similarities within each set? Research into the property itself should also be given a priority.