Tagged: Assessment #3 2016

A tail of the Free bus: concluding statement

As this final assessment comes to close, I find myself reminiscing of this semester and the previous  assessments. but in particular, this one as I took everything I know and applied it to this with the best of my knowledge. However, though it wasn’t as a good of a finish than I hoped. I scored well with the whole result but mucked up at the end. either way, it has been an enjoyable class with the most entertaining group of this course and I did quite enjoy all of the assessment and work that came with it.

This final assessment had me testing the limitation of both my physical and mental skill as well as my communication with a public audience. the standing structure between Jane and I was rough at the start but it didn’t last long as we quickly figured a way on presenting ourselves with this work. In a sense though the task that we had undertaken felt like a pilgrimage. As we the young student set out onto a path that was set before us to gather knowledge of the people we passed along the way. Our encounters were short but the story we shared we memorable and all the same somewhat similar to our journey.

The free bus can be seen as a convenient mode of transport but it can also be seen as the basis for the notion that ‘all road lead to Rome’, that we all take this pilgrimage together but at the same time on different point along the journey. With different encounter more stranger and eventful than the next but its what we learn from the people that we meet that teacher a value of ourselves. Whether it be a teacher that seeks for an apprentice or bystanders that are mesmerised but something that catches their attention. With each action we make and the decisions we take in deciding our route, we gain a self-awareness of our surrounding and learn that there is more to someone than what they look like. In which in turn, improves the value of one’s self and sharpen their skills.

A tail of the free bus day 3: we begin

Date: 23/5/2016
Time: 11:00-12:30
Location: Wollongong bus bays
Company: Jane
Encounters: 5
Monday Arvo I met up with Jane as we began our project from the library at which point I had arrived a couple hours earlier to warm myself up to the space that I was in. it gave me time to reflect on my skill set and what I’d learnt from my encounter with the stranger from last time. The result we’re pretty good if I do say so myself and having people look over my shoulder with a hearty approval gave me the confidence bust I needed to start the day off.
soon after I completed my sketch of the area jane had arrived which marked our starting point of our assessment. we started off on deciding to not stay in one place but rather move around so we can get some leg space as well as the different encounter of each different character at each stop. Each stop had its own unique trait with a different crowd around them, hence is why we moved around each bus bay. We came across 5 different people each with their own reason for using the free bus and it’s convenience, we even encounter other pilgrims of the church on their own journey on the path of the word of God. As well as bumping into the stranger that helped me with my sketching the other day.
with each encounter, Jane would take the lead and I would follow up but everytime Jane would address here self to the bystander their attention would always draw to me. I tried not to pay much mind to it as I was on the clock and had only 5-10 minutes to draw them but they did, however, come out pretty well for rough drafts. We ended the day pretty with some good recording of both of us but I also discovered that I had a limit to the amount of drawing I could do in a day.
In conclusion during our walking interviews, we caught the gaze of many bystanders some even lingering over us with curiosity. But for the most part, they more likely were looking at me with curious as to what we were up to but I felt the need to not notice it as I felt more like an object rather than a subject of people attention. As each time I would sketch I would take up part of the walkway that had people flowing around me like water travelling around a stone in a river. I was unaware of the presence around me as my eyes were more fixated towards the subject before me but I did however felt the gaze of the people around me and though I wasn’t fully sure of how many there where I knew that they were there.Scanned-image-2-0Scanned-image-3-0Scanned-image-4-0Scanned-image-5-0Scanned-image-6-0

A tail of the free Bus day 1: The deciding vote for the project

Date: 19/5/2016
Time: 11:00
Location: Wollongong Library
Company: Jane and CAOS201 classmates

Thursday followed as I apologised to Jane for my absent on Thursday last week as I was not feeling well and I could not attend the trip to Redfern. She accepted my apology and acknowledged that I couldn’t make it but she, however, got great inspiration from the trip which was great because it wasn’t long until she pitched the idea of how we would tackle this assessment as a team.
We discussed the idea that Jane had and I threw in some input on how I would play my part in it however though the whole situation seemed as though that I had the easiest task and Jane had the most of the load. I didn’t seem to like it but Jane said that she was alright handling it. Class started off as usual but what was different was the fact we were going to spend the rest of the day at the local Wollongong library. Which was great and all especially since it gave me time to discuss with Jane on us pitching the idea to Bianca.

We found great resources on the free buses and how they started here in the Illawarra as well as some entering thing from then that I couldn’t resist on taking a copy. A lot of things happened in the 80’s but reading through it all not much has changed. We ended the day with a high and excitement to start the project.

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