SOI FMP: C T P / C F R

Celibate - Trans - Pan / Closed - For - Remodeling 

UAL Awarding Body - Level 3 Art & Design Extended Diploma
Unit 13 - Project Proposal

 

Candidate Name


Sayyedah Hoda Sibtain-Rezavi (Obe)

Candidate Number


230122

Pathway


Mixed media / Fine art

Project Title


C T P / C F R

Student Signature

 

 

Staff Approval

 

 


Your Statement of Intent (SOI) must provide an outline brief of your Final Major Project (FMP). 

Prepare your SOI carefully, referring to the guidance in each section below. The guidance should be seen as a prompt and not be regarded as being prescriptive.

The SOI must be a minimum of 800 and must not exceed 1500 words. Each section has a guide to best structure your statement in order to meet the grading criteria. You are reminded that the bibliography and timescale should be included and developed with great consideration and detail.

SOIs judged to be of insufficient or excessive length or those inappropriately structured will fail the criteria for an acceptable SOI and be returned. The SOI must be word processed. 

SOI’s must be submitted to Moodle by the stated deadline. You will also submit two paper copies. SOI’s will be check for plagiarism and your SOI will be rejected if it is found to contain any plagiarism, and further disciplinary action will be taken.

 

 

 

 

Section 1: Review (Approx 200 words)
Explain the journey you have gone through in this past academic year. What were the greatest milestones of your learning? How do you feel you have developed as an artist? Explain how you have decided on your specialism – was it a turning point in a specific project? Have you always identified as a specific type of artist? If so, how have you developed and furthered your skills to get to this point? Explain how your journey has ended up here, with this idea, for this final major project.

This past year, I came out as a Trans-man officially to my peers, lecturers and family. Whilst terrifying, it was also highly liberating emotionally, physically and creatively. The previous year I was full of secrets and trying to open up and express myself whilst maintaining them; I was a wreck. 
This year, with my newfound freedom I want to be brutally honest with how I feel (even in all of its confusion) – and my creative outcomes. My main focus will be on my body and the issues I have with it as a trans-man. By looking at it and others who are body confident or dealing with dysphoria or dysmorphia, I will have continued to develop my technical drawing skills within my own style- which will lead to an improvement of my understanding of anatomy in other mediums too.
I have chosen to remain a mixed media fine artist as I believe it offers me the best pathway for depicting my work in various different ways with differing perspectives and reactions.


Section 2: Project Concept & Proposed Artist Statement (Approx. 500 words)
This is where you explain your FMP project idea and concept. Be specific about what you intend to communicate and what you hope to achieve by producing this work. How will your work engage or affect your audience and what will they discover by interacting with or viewing your work? Describe the theme/concept of your work – is it based on fact or fiction? Are you creating or reacting to a mood, an emotion, a sense of atmosphere or sensation? What is the title of your Project? What will you work towards producing? 

My aim is to portray the love/ hate relationship I have with the body I was born into and I want to show the struggle and balance I and others have with them. We exist because of our bodies but we also abuse them, take them for granted, or always demand more of them. 
The confusion I have over loving the feminine form and the extra stories my scars and love handles tell, but the fact that they are on me and how they effects the way my ‘boy’ clothes fit, with others interpretations of why my clothes are not masculine enough etc. are all of the underlying factors going into my study of the different body types, but more specifically mine as a form of therapeutic abstract and literal expressionism. I have chosen to try and focus my direction inwards as the emotional, cultural and religious challenges I face by doing so will help me to not only grow as a person but to embrace the fear of non-anonymity and strip back the layers that protect me.
By showing my vulnerabilities and the (hopefully) core strength, I hope that I can entice a celebration of bodies in their many forms as well as a clarity to how others interact with those of us who have found alternative methods to deal with our situations at the moment. Just because I am ok with ‘dragging’ up as a girl does not mean I am any less of a man, I am simply making the most of what I have to work with as opposed to sitting in my bedroom crying and being depressed that my t- shirt clings to a rounded chest, and no that does not mean I am happy to stay as I am, but this IS how I choose to cope with my life at the moment.
By using mixed media and focusing my efforts into either a larger sculpture with assisting pieces and / or  smaller sculptures of the areas in question , paintings, collages etc. -as I feel that this allows a true multi-faceted depiction of representation. 
The installation/ body of work is something I intend to continue working on as my body changes with the current socio-political climes, significant stages of life, with the goal to eventually exhibit at The Art Hole gallery (a pop up, that occurs on the first Thursday of the month) in Dalston Superstore. A small restaurant during the day, club at night which is very LGBTQ orientated and many (including myself) call it home for the level of acceptance you receive there. I will also advertise on the premise for people who are willing to be a part of the project, as well as taking the plunge and work myself up to accept another artists offer to take my portrait, (someone who I am also researching for reference)- he has a distinctive style and uses nudity or plays on fetishes on 35mm film or polaroid’s. this is also another area of exploration for me as trans people are often fetishized or sexualised across the world, which is why I will also look into Sluts 4 Sluts (sex workers for sex workers organisation) based in London- whom I hope to be able to work with in the future too.                                                                                                                                                              
Section 3: Methods (Approx. 200 words)
Refer to the techniques and processes you intend to use. Describe the range of media and materials relevant to your project and how you may use them to explore and develop your ideas. Include aspects of studio practice, workshop procedures or the use of particular equipment and software etc. In the timetable, provide an indicative timescale for your project and indicate the manner in which you intend to divide your time in order to investigate, develop, produce and evaluate your project appropriately. This should be a meaningful plan to you and should be personalised to your project.
Using mixed media leaves me room to experiment with different materials and techniques such as plaster and clay to see what will provide the most true to form likeness of the selected body parts as well as the opportunity to expand on them further by converting them into moulds for casting pieces. I will also experiment with making formers to use in the vacuum thus creating plastic sculptural items that can either be used as moulds or containers too. Through the study of the body I will continue to work with photography as means of documentation and expression as well as watercolours, ink based sketching, paintings, textiles and so on with audio or visual interviews attached.
I would love to be able to try some metal and / or wood work, but feel that due to the time restraints and access to resources, my time would be better spent working on easier to manipulate medias that are also more readily available and cost effective as this should give me enough lee-way to trial various sizes to complete my installation and leave time for any additional layer I choose to add on physically or later through editing software.


Section 4: Evaluation (Approx. 200 words)
How will you critically review and analyse your work and determine if it is successful? How will you identify directions for ongoing development? Do you have a method to record the critical response to your ideas? How do you propose to assess the success of your Final Major Project and what will be your methods of evaluation?
My aim is to take a Polaroid selfie or sketch as documentation everyday with annotations and reflective writing and if time allows create something of that itself – a sculpture or wallpaper.
Regarding success my goal is to focus on emotional response as well as technical ability (not to say I would not try a more realistic approach) and as it is quite a personal project, the level of exposure to my peers would be limited at first until I gain the confidence to show these vulnerabilities so I would use that itself as a gauge towards my successes more so than a final piece or pieces. This is an ongoing project and I could see a potential end once my transition was complete, but one could argue the fact that we humans are rarely ever satisfied. If my beard does not grow, will I resort to a beard transplant? Testosterone fails to deepen my voice to the levels I feel happy at? - I would sign up for experimental vocal cord surgery without a shadow of a doubt. So to reiterate, I will document my daily progress with sketches and photographs and annotations, but my levels of believed success will rely on a version of the happiness (emotional) scale index, but will that mean I lose that feeling of success the more confidence I gain or vice versa?
Proposed Research Sources and Bibliography (Harvard Format)
What are the influences, starting points and contextual references and why are they relevant to your ideas? Indicate the subject areas you intend to research and the likely sources of information including any museums, specific locations, performances, etc you plan to visit.  You should explain the value of this research and then compile an accurate bibliography correctly acknowledging all references including texts, periodicals, websites and video/DVD’s etc.

The Body, William A Ewing, Thames and Hudson, 30 Bloomsbury street, London, WC1B 3QP, Printed in Singapore, 1994, Re-printed 1998.
Hurst P. Hurst / ‘Electric beauty’/ 1938/ gelatin silver print/ PG 291.
Herb Ritts / ‘Vladimir’/ 1990/ gelatin silver print/ PG 293.
Lucas Samaras / Still life 7.7.78/ 1978/ manipulated Polaroid print.
Barbara Kruger / ‘Untitled’/ 1989/ photo silkscreen-vinyl/ PG 337
Herbert List / ‘Untitled’/ 1937/ gelatin silver print/ PG 395.
Hans Bellmer / ‘La Poupée’ (The Doll)/ 1937/ hand coloured silver print

@sluts4slutscol (Instagram) / www.sluts4slutscollective.com / sluts4slutscollective@gmail.com / London/ 2018.
@the.pinklemonade (Instagram) / www.thepinklmnd.com / info@thepinklmnd.com / Milan.
@misha_japanwala (Instagram) / www.mishajapanwala.com / Karachi – New York/ Parsons School of Design.
@shooglet (Instagram) - @shoogsart (Instagram) / www.squareup.com/store/shooglet / www.shoogmcdaniel.com / shoogmcd@gmail.com / Florida.
@coombspaul (Instagram) / www.paulcoombs.co.uk / www.soundcloud.com/baouse
 / Royal College of Art/ House of Baouse/ London. 
@moon patrol (Instagram) / www.moonpatrol.threadless.com / Matt Cunningham.
www.designboom.com/art/rosa-verloop-nylon-sculptures/ Images copyright of Ed Jansen/ installation images courtesy of Rosa Verloop via collacubed
www.beautifuldecay.com/2015/06/10/rosa-verloops-delightfully-fleshy-sculptures-made-nylon-stockings/
Davis, F. (2008). Fashion, culture, and identity. Chicago [u.a.]: Univ. of Chicago Press.
Haworth-Booth, M. and Brandt, B. (2013). Brandt nudes. New York, NY: Thames & Hudson.
Crimlis, R. and Turner, A. (2006). Cult rock posters, 1972 -1982. London: Aurum.
Shop.tate.org.uk. (2018). Tickets for All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life - Exhibitions at Tate Britain | Tate. [Online] Available at: https://shop.tate.org.uk/ticket/date?cgid=6683 [Accessed 14 Mar. 2018].


C T P / C F R – FMP Timetable

 

 

 


Week
Session Activities - 

Daily, Weekly Targets for Project Development 
I-LEARN / Personal Study Targets - 

What will you do in ilearn sessions and during your own time?
Resources - 

What you will need to do what you have planned - including access to workshops

1
w/c 26th FEB

Project Launch, Idea development
Research different portrait artists from the quirky and unusual selection of life models sector
Diary

Sketch, paint and photographs inspired by these pieces.


2
w/c 5TH MARCH

 

 

Branch out research to include sculptures and theatrical portraits where there is more than just a nude shoot.
Diary

Continue sketching, etc. and go more in depth with techniques and work harder on angles versus straight on. 


3
w/c 12TH MARCH

 

SOI DUE TO MOODLE & PAPER COPIES SUBMITTED WITH APPROVAL SIGNATURE


Work on Harvard referencing for research used so far,
Begin experimenting with diff. methods to create forms based off of different body parts,
Work on scales etc.
Diary

Plaster
Clay
Plaster strips
Duct tape
Clingfilm

 

4
w/c 19TH MARCH

 


Continue sketching diff. possible Multiple outcomes
Annotate sketchbook
Photo manipulations
Digital editing
Diary

Mac suite access
Photography studio
Dark room access


5
w/c 26th MARCH


** Good Friday 30th March **

 

 

Continue sketching diff. possible Multiple outcomes
Annotate sketchbook
Research and experiment with textiles
Victoria Miro gallery
Diary 

Drawing/ 3d room access
Mac suite access


6
w/c 2nd APRIL

 

EASTER BREAK


Continue sketching diff. possible Multiple outcomes
Annotate sketchbook
Research and experiment with textiles begin a larger sculpture/ decide on scale
Experiment with other recycled medias
Tate Out of body Tamara Henderson exhibition
Diary

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7
w/c 9TH APRIL

 


EASTER BREAK
Continue sketching diff. possible Multiple outcomes
Annotate sketchbook
Research and experiment with textiles begin a larger sculpture/ decide on scale
Experiment with other recycled medias
White Cube gallery
Diary

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8
w/c 16TH APRIL

 

 

Continue sketching diff. possible Multiple outcomes
Annotate sketchbook
Finalise/ finishing touches to sculptures and photos
Edit through/ out drawings , photos and paintings over what gets exhibitioned vs relegated to sketchbook
Compile a selection for peer presentation
University taster course (16-20th April)
East Gallery visit
Diary

 

Drawing/ 3d room access
Mac suite access
Dark room access
Photo suite access

 

9
w/c 30th April
FMP Presentation to Peers 
Feedback & Target Setting

 

Work on installation post peer feedback 
Continue sketching diff. possible Multiple outcomes
Annotate sketchbook
Diary 

Drawing/ 3d room access
Mac suite access
Dark room access
Photo suite access

 


10
w/c 7th May
** Bank Holiday Monday **

Target Completion
Project Completion


Work on installation post peer feedback 
Continue sketching diff. possible Multiple outcomes
Annotate sketchbook
Diary 


Drawing/ 3d room access
Mac suite access
Dark room access
Photo suite access

 

11
w/c 14th May
FMP PROJECT SUBMISSION
 
PRIVATE AND CLOSED MARKING OF ALL WORK.

Written feedback given to you by your team of lecturers. INDICATIVE GRADES Referral, Pass, Merit, Distinction Marks indicated. Failure to hit PASS marks at this assessment will cap your overall grade at a PASS. You will not be eligible to achieve any higher grade due to failure to meet deadlines. This is in line with UAL guideless for Exam Submission.


Work on installation post peer feedback 
Continue sketching diff. possible Multiple outcomes
Annotate sketchbook
Diary 


Drawing/ 3d room access
Mac suite access
Dark room access
Photo suite access


12
W/C 21st May

Target Completion Week
You have now been received indicative grades and feedback.

If you have been indicated as Pass or higher, you can improve your work to achieve at Merit or Distinction
If you have been marked as Referral, you must now work to achieve at Pass grade. You will not achieve any higher than a Pass due to UAL grading rules.


Work on installation post peer feedback 
Continue sketching diff. possible Multiple outcomes
Annotate sketchbook
Diary 


Drawing/ 3d room access
Mac suite access
Dark room access
Photo suite access

 


13
28TH May

 


HALF - TERM


Work on installation post peer feedback 

 

 

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14
4th
 June

 

Project Completion & Show Build 
Clearing/ cleaning/ setting up of space


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15
11th June

SHOW BUILD & EXAM DISPLAY 
COMPLETE BY THIS WEEK

ASSESSMENT BEGINS


Clearing/ cleaning/ setting up of space


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16

18th June 

FINAL ASSESSMENT COMPLETED

EXHIBITION OPENS - PRIVATE VIEW


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UAL EXTERNAL EXAMINERS VISIT
GRADES DECIDED BY UAL
NOTIFICATION OF FINAL GRADE 
JULY – AUGUST 
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