A2 The housework fairies – Rework

My full response to tutor comments is embedded in the tutor feedback post. In summary there has been some change to images selected, the edit itself was refreshed and I chose not to progress the videos any further this time. I have explored the use of View-Masters and have chosen to present seven images on a vintage reel to be viewed via a vintage View-Master. I had initially used a different provider that had a far more modern feel to both viewer too shiny) and reel (had a website url), whereas the use of older materials allows the viewer to place the work anywhere in an internet-free childhood. I think this sits better with the Cottingley Fairies heritage of the work, and with the way that housework remains a predominantly female task over the hundred years since the Cottingley Fairies work was made.

Here are the seven final images. They are presented as  1400x1250px on the ViewMaster reel and as reference prints on 8×8 lustre paper. Many other presentation options were considered and discarded as being over complicated for assessment. I would like to make more work in the future and print on fine art paper to make a hand-made book. Ideally I’d adjust the framing in the iron one. This work however isn’t about technical perfection but about revisiting a set of images that continue to intrigue us decades after they were made.

4 thoughts on “A2 The housework fairies – Rework

    • Kate December 13, 2018 / 4:51 pm

      Thank you! That is most welcome after writing all day.

  1. sarahdandrews December 15, 2018 / 7:10 am

    I know how hard you have worked on this Kate and the result is worth it.images 6&7 are my favourites… no sign of a recognisable fairy of any gender!

    • Kate December 15, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      Thank you Sarah. Your comments on this work have been unfailingly stimulating and engaging and I’ve definitely thought more about the work as a result. I am just waiting for the Viewmaster reel to come back and then this one is done.

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